A Most Unusual Day

“Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.” - William Arthur Ward
A Most Unusual Day

“Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.” – William Arthur Ward

How is your day?

Do you find yourself getting stuck in your head replaying old movies of past events or those you create about your future? Does this replay cause you to feel anxious, angry or sad? Do you find that your theme of thought centers around “what would have happened if” or “what might happen if?”

We’ve all been there, yet for some of you, this is your prevalent state.

Your mind is never still, it has to think of something. It wants to be active, analyzing, and comparing. Most of your thoughts come and then go. It is when you are stuck in replay and hang on to emotional responses that you are taking yourself out of the present moment.

When you do not control your thoughts then your thoughts will control you.

Expecting the worst

You have the tendency to see the dark side everywhere. Your planning is based on expecting the worst, anticipating disappointment and never being at peace with what you do have.

Start journaling about the good possibilities of how things could turn out.

  • It’s not happening now, so let it go
  • Believe in yourself
  • Take responsibility for causing your own reality and know that you can change it

Replaying the past with regret

You are blaming yourself for an action (or non-action) you took. Regret is a pattern of replaying events and dwelling on what might have been. You did something you believe you shouldn’t have.

It’s time to scratch that old record.

  • Change your language to that of gratitude. Rather than should statements shift your perspective to “I am grateful for…”
    • Who I am because of this
    • What I learned from this
    • What I can teach from this
  • Practice self-forgiveness. You made a mistake, forgive yourself, move on now and leave it in the past.

Learning the lesson

Get curious about what happened and understand that there is always a lesson. Trust that each experience is an opportunity to grow even more. Reinforce your lesson by sharing it with others.

Within your control

“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.” –  Al Bernstein

What can you do right now to make it better? No matter what you’re feeling badly about, it is over. What you should of, could of, might have done is irrelevant. Determine how you have changed, how you can make it better, and move forward anew.

Being present

Your mind needs information in order to process and make decisions. When you don’t have all the data, you make it up to fill in the gaps. When you are concerned that something bad is going to happen it usually stems from your lack of information or lack of understanding. Get curious, get the facts, ask questions and look at the possibilities from different perspectives.

You have the power to make today a most unusual day. This is a practice of conscious choice and being present in the uniqueness of the moment. Take control, accept responsibility, and be aware that your perspective, response, and results belong to you alone. You know it’s time for even more.

If not now, when?

“Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.” – William Arthur Ward

How is your day?

Do you find yourself getting stuck in your head replaying old movies of past events or those you create about your future? Does this replay cause you to feel anxious, angry or sad? Do you find that your theme of thought centers around “what would have happened if” or “what might happen if?”

We’ve all been there, yet for some of you, this is your prevalent state.

Your mind is never still, it has to think of something. It wants to be active, analyzing, and comparing. Most of your thoughts come and then go. It is when you are stuck in replay and hang on to emotional responses that you are taking yourself out of the present moment.

When you do not control your thoughts then your thoughts will control you.

Expecting the worst

You have the tendency to see the dark side everywhere. Your planning is based on expecting the worst, anticipating disappointment and never being at peace with what you do have.

Start journaling about the good possibilities of how things could turn out.

  • It’s not happening now, so let it go
  • Believe in yourself
  • Take responsibility for causing your own reality and know that you can change it

Replaying the past with regret

You are blaming yourself for an action (or non-action) you took. Regret is a pattern of replaying events and dwelling on what might have been. You did something you believe you shouldn’t have.

It’s time to scratch that old record.

  • Change your language to that of gratitude. Rather than should statements shift your perspective to “I am grateful for…”
    • Who I am because of this
    • What I learned from this
    • What I can teach from this
  • Practice self-forgiveness. You made a mistake, forgive yourself, move on now and leave it in the past.

Learning the lesson

Get curious about what happened and understand that there is always a lesson. Trust that each experience is an opportunity to grow even more. Reinforce your lesson by sharing it with others.

Within your control

“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.” –  Al Bernstein

What can you do right now to make it better? No matter what you’re feeling badly about, it is over. What you should of, could of, might have done is irrelevant. Determine how you have changed, how you can make it better, and move forward anew.

Being present

Your mind needs information in order to process and make decisions. When you don’t have all the data, you make it up to fill in the gaps. When you are concerned that something bad is going to happen it usually stems from your lack of information or lack of understanding. Get curious, get the facts, ask questions and look at the possibilities from different perspectives.

You have the power to make today a most unusual day. This is a practice of conscious choice and being present in the uniqueness of the moment. Take control, accept responsibility, and be aware that your perspective, response, and results belong to you alone. You know it’s time for even more.

If not now, when?

You don’t have to go there alone.

You don’t have to go there alone.

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