“You create your own universe as you go along.” Winston Churchill
Think about this for a moment. Focus on a great day that you had recently. What made the day go so well? For me, a fully planned day which allows me time to do all the things I want to do and all the things I need to do is a great day. Why can I complete my tasks? Because I planned them in advance based on my responsibilities and schedule for the day. My intention was set for the day and I created the path myself.
When you look at the reverse, a bad day, it starts with one thing going wrong which puts a cloud on the day. From this point on, unless you change the path, the day goes downhill and keeps snowballing into a really bad day. If you see this trend starting, take a moment to refocus on your positive intentions for the day and move forward. Spending time griping or saying poor me will only propel the bad vibes further, make a conscious choice to break the bad mood . Take a walk, pet the dog or find something that helps you get back on track.
“Create your day in advance by thinking how you want it to go, and you will create your life intentionally.” Rhonda Byrne
Starting the day or week with a mental plan gives you the intention of having a great day. This intention spurs the positive feelings that, yes, indeed you can do all the things that you have scheduled. Take a moment to create the intention for your day in the morning before you get started. One thing that I like to do is create my to-do list for the next day when I'm done working, this allows me to release the thoughts of what I still need to accomplish as well as not worry about them further since I know they've been noted.
“Everyone visualizes whether he knows it or not. Visualizing is the great secret of success.” Genevieve Behrend
It's no accident that successful people are successful, this is their plan. Create your own map for success with intentional thoughts and purposeful planning. Let me know if you try these tips or already use them. I'd love to hear what you do to conquer your day.