I believe that every day we are growing and changing in different ways. When we are children we grow taller and learn new things in school and in life every day. However, when we grow up and become adults that growth in learning and in spirit doesn't stop. It is important however to create the road map for your growth in a positive direction.
Every day I learn a few new things from a book or from podcasts. I know that if I put these things into action into my life there will be benefits. I want to share just a very small habit that I started a few days ago that will illuminate your path and the choices you make each day. It doesn't mean there won't be difficult or challenging days ahead, but when you start out with this technique it will make you stop and change course to make things a bit better.
The other day I was listening to The Confidence Academy Podcast: http://tcapodcast.libsyn.com/ and the host Lili was talking about one of the habits that really transformed her year in 2017. She said that each day in her journal she sets the intention for her day. She writes down the type of day that she wants to have and how she wants to feel. This sets the tone for her day. She said that if she ran into some challenges in the day she would stop and remember what she wrote as her intention for the day and that really helped her get back on track and be in a more positive place in her day.
I have started to keep a small intentions journal of my own as a result of hearing how this worked for her and I have to say it's a great start to my day. Luckily, I received a beautiful small journal for a Christmas gift and so I decided this would be my intentions journal. Whenever I run into problems or challenges I think of what I've written down and work hard to stay positive and on track.
I encourage you to start this very small habit. It really only takes 1-2 minutes a day at most and it makes more of a difference than you would think. Also, I know that writing things down brings them more to the top of your mind than just simply keeping them in your head.
Another thing I have started writing down daily and saying to myself daily is:
"Today I am being given exactly what I need."
I truly believe that the universe does give me what I need on a daily basis. Some days I may be frustrated that business isn't going the way I'd planned, but then when I have the extra time I feel blessed by what I was given for the day because it was exactly what I could handle and I found time to do some important tasks in the extra time I had. When we change the way we look at things we can see that we all have exactly what we need. It may not look like it or feel like it at the time, but if we look back, we can see it's the path we really needed.
What daily habits are you trying in 2018? I'd love to hear from you!
With lots of care & great positive intentions,