The thought occurred to me that many of us just jump out of bed in the morning with our to-do list, without thinking about it because we are on autopilot to make it happen.
I’m getting better at forcing my mind to focus on pause; stop all the thoughts about what I have to do for the kid, the gig, or any other event or activity.
This is what I set out to each day:
Number one, I acknowledge God for who He is in my life and thank Him for what He’s already done; for giving me everything I need to be victorious in the day ahead. For making crooked places straight. For favor; protection; guidance; wisdom; creativity; witty ideas, etc.
Number two, I locate myself. How am I feeling physically and emotionally? Am I anxious about anything? Am I fearful about anything?
Number three, I affirm myself. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am happy. I love my life, as it is. I am beautiful. I am smart. I am kind. I am creative. If God said that settles it for me!
Number four, I intentionally think positive thoughts. I speak well of myself. I tell my family I love them often. I remind myself to keep upping my game. Keep growing. Keep learning. BETTER is ALWAYS available. I smile for no reason in particular. I purposely say nice things to people. I TRY to avoid negative conflict before leaving home. I am learning more and more to forgive quickly.
Number five, I want to be fully present in the moment. I ask myself “is my mind with my body”. I remind myself to fix my face and smile. 😀
Number six, I commit to my choice. I keep my word to myself to make myself a priority and to be accountable and to remain coachable and teachable.
Some days are definitely better than others but I will NEVER give up. I choose to press in and not lean back. I am a life learner. I am committed to growing in the things of God. He did not bring me this far to leave me. He has been so faithful and kind to me, so this is the least I can do.
Until the next time, remember to live your life on purpose!