When my boys were little a good day for me was being able to sleep past 3 a.m.
It meant very little sibling rivalry.
It meant being able to sit in the quiet. (well, this is still true)
It meant showering without interruptions. Now, that was a good day!
A Great Day to Be Alive
Now, a good day is when I choose to wake up and participate in life.
Grateful for My Body
I exercise because I’m out of shape.
I have poor health.
I’m in pain.
I have very little energy.
When I exercise I feel a sense of accomplishment.
I’m Not All That Stupid After All
When I solve a client’s problem I feel useful.
I feel needed.
I feel like my brain works, that maybe I’m not as stupid as my crap-voice tells me.
I’m Connected to the Source
When I spend time in quiet meditation and worship I feel connected to the source of life – God.
I feel I can make it through the day.
I feel I can smile, love.
The feelings of accomplishment, usefulness, connection, hope, purpose, and resolve all start with the first decision I make – waking up with the intention to participate, to live.
What does your good day look like?
If everything went as you planned, what would that look like?
Take some time and paint a vivid picture of yourself.
- What time will you wake up?
- Will you exercise?
- Will you read?
- Will you sit quietly on the porch sipping your hot coffee?
- Will you snuggle with your newborn grandbaby?
- Will you talk with your husband?
- What will you do?
You might want to write this down in a journal or record an audio on your phone.
Now, how does that day make you feel? Why is it a good day?
There are feeling connected to what you’ve chosen to focus your time and attention on. What are they?
Record those feelings down on a sheet of paper or audio. You’ll want to return to this later.
As you can see, the decisions we make inside our head are the foundation for how good or how bad our day goes. Our decision is followed by an action. An action then initiates feelings. All together they work to make life worth living.
What’s stopping you?
One single decision.
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