One of the most empowering things I’ve started doing is asking myself really useful questions. Until recently one of my favorites was “What kind of day do I want to have?” This question helps to focus on what we want to accomplish and do and feel each day. Today I want to kick butt at work. Today I want make sure I work out. Today I want to experience a lot of happiness. Today I want to cross everything off the Do List. Etc., etc.
But very recently the question evolved a little into something I REALLY LOVE! The new improved power question is “WHAT KIND OF DAY DO I WANT TO BRING INTO THE WORLD TODAY?”
I love this slight reframe because it shifts from just thinking about getting to also focusing on giving. Yes, I still want my knee to heal. And yes I want to grow my business a bit. And yes I want some personal challenges to go AWAY! Yes, all of that AND I also want to be kind to everyone I meet today. I want to increase the love in the world by being loving. I want to listen deeply to my partner or my child or my friend who is struggling.
Throughout the day – during work, while working out, going through the checkout line in the grocery store, etc. — if I stay aware of the “Kind of Day I Want to Bring Into the World” I am a little kinder and more thoughtful. And every time I have a day like that I’m automatically a little happier and more content.
So I ask YOU, what kind of day do you want to bring into our world today?
Cylvia Hayes #cylviahayes
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