***How To Make Every Day a Fresh Start***

“Intentions compressed into words
enfold
magical power. “- Deepak Chopra
It does not have to be January 1st to
give
yourself a chance to make the most out of
your day – and your life. Every day is a
new
day and a fresh start to learn, grow,
develop
your strengths, heal yourself from past regrets or hurts, and move forward
older
and wiser. Every day gives you a
chance to
reinvent yourself, to fine-tune who you
are, and build on lessons of what you have
learned. It is never too late to change
things that are not working in your life
and
switch gears, instead of thinking in the
same old ways, hoping for a different outcome.
Be nimble, be flexible, and keep and
open
mind to start each day anew!
Flexibility is
the key! Ask yourself: How do you wake up
each
day? Do you start your day going
already
feeling pressured and rushed? Do you
go through the morning routine without
much
thought at all, doing what you “have to
do”
to start your day?
How about starting each new day with a
moment to stop, breathe and think of
a
positive intention for the day.
Think not just what you want to DO,
but how you want to BE today?
Each day is a new beginning and a
blank
slate. How would you like to create
your
day? Think of it as a blank canvas – what
would you like to paint on it. What can
you
create? If you wake up in a negative
mindset, you are more likely to paint a
dark picture throughout the day, and your
canvas
will not reflect hope, happiness and
joy.
If you take each day to think
positively, and have a positive intention for how you
would
like to create your day, how would
your life
be different? What positive outcome
can reflect your positive intention?
What can daily positive intentions do
for
you?
Every day you will give yourself the
gift of an “attitude of gratitude.”
Visualizing how you would like your
day will
help release positive energy from
within you
and you will attract more positive energy
from those around you.
Instead of spinning your wheels in an
old
way of thinking, each day is a chance
to reframe and re-look at things in a
different
way.
You can experience each day an awe
in the
beauty and creation of the world – and the
beauty of you who is in it!
You find yourself shifting from an “”I
can’t
mindset” to an “I can” mindset.”
With a focus on positive intentions, you feel
more empowered and more like a
“victor”
than a “victim.”
You are more mindful of the present,
and will be more likely to live fully in the
present
each moment of each day. After all,
the past
is a great place to visit, but you don’t
want to live there!
So how about starting each day taking
a
moment to think of a positive intention
for
the day? Each morning, write it down and
reflect each evening on how you did!
Here are examples of Positive
Intentions:
“Today I would like to replace my
feelings of annoyance towards my co-worker to
feelings of acceptance.”
“I am looking forward today to
focusing on
what I am grateful for in my life, rather
than what is missing, and express
gratefulness to
others.”
“Today I want to slow my life down
and
take time to savor the moment, especially
with my children”
Using each day to recommit yourself
to
positive thinking and intention will help
you create the life you want and that you
deserve!
Judy Belmont, MS., LPC is a media
mental
health expert, a wellness speaker and
corporate trainer, and the co-author of “The
Swiss Cheese Theory of Life: How To
Get
Through Life’s Holes Without Getting
Stuck
In Them!” Her web site is

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