Notice I did not say you were in charge of how others are going to behave or how the events of the day will flow. You are in control of how you will perceive and respond to your day’s events and the people that make them up. And you can make that choice before you even begin your day!
It will be helpful for you to create a time at the beginning of your day when your conscious mind awakens to your outer world to get yourself connected to your inner self, your soul or whatever you choose to name it. As soon as you open your eyes in the morning or have your first cup of coffee, your conscious mind begins connecting to the visible world. Take a few moments to just sit, relax and breathe. Take this time to “mentally walk through your day.”
This is the time to use your conscious thinking to “make up your mind” about how you will experience your day. For the most part, you already know how, when and where you will be traveling; you know what’s on the day’s calendar of events and you generally know with whom you will be encountering and what task you will be accomplishing. “Make up your mind” about how you will be experiencing your day. How will you emotionally approach each of these tasks?
How do you choose to feel as you travel to your day’s commitments? How do you choose to feel as you accomplish your day’s tasks? How do you choose to feel about the conversations you have throughout the day? Use your imagination to envision all the possibilities your mind can possibly hold. “Make up your mind” about how you will feel as you experience your day.
“Make up your mind.” Doing this daily exercise is a fundamental key to living a joyous and meaningful life. Face it, most of your day is spent observing and analyzing if you are safe. Yes, safe. You want to feel safe and secure as you experience life. In order to do so, you need to keep your radar open and working to constantly feed you information so you can build your walls or design your battle plan! Securing walls and battling will wear you out; and even more important, rob you of the opportunity to truly experience your life!
How do you want to experience your day? Well, “make up your mind” about it right now! It is all up to you.