The other day, I was in a morning conversation with a friend and I noticed a tiny-shift in positivity…
The conversation led to our plans for the day and as the conversation was winding down, final “goodbyes” were said. Instead of saying “Have a nice day”…I said “Today, WILL be a great day!” Conversation over and my immediate thought…The day was set! It was affirmed. It was confirmed. Today, was going to be a great day!
It instantly reminded me of some posts on facebook that I had read over the past few days. These posts were from a private group on facebook “inspiring potential”. No, that is NOT the name of the group – only the focus.
Every post began with…”Today, was hard!”…”What I overcome today, was HARD!” I kept seeing the word “Hard”, “Hard”, “Hard”! It got me thinking…If your saying it’s “Hard” are you not believing it’s “Hard”?.
Somehow, I was not in agreement! Maybe it was a personal?
I’m all about change – Finding your positive and Staying in your positive…But not so much that I’m Pollyanna Positive and think everything in life is “Perfect”
I know that things can seem difficult at times. We all struggle. We all have road blocks and obstacles in our way. Life can seem “Hard”.
For me personally, I was done with the word “Hard!”. If I say it am I not labeling it? Affirming and confirming it to be true.
I had to change my approach…
One night while winding down, I was making my “to-do” list and planning the next day. Before I even got started, I began to transfer “unfulfilled” tasks from today’s list to tomorrow’s list.
My list became a list of things I didn’t do…things I needed to do…My focus began on unfulfilled tasks and things I had not accomplished.
Mid-list, my brain interrupted – “Hey wait”…it said…”You did stuff…I remember!” “Oh, yeah, I did!” I replied!
I stuck with that thought, continued the sentence and started a new list.
A list of accomplishments!
It began with mundane tasks such as getting up and making the bed. Next, I started with household chores like washing the dishes and cleaning up the kitchen etc. I then added errands I had completed. I remembered some important business details that needed to be tied-up that I tackled.
Most Important – I listed a long-awaited apology that I had made that day. How grateful I was to the person receiving the apology that it was received and accepted.
I felt an overwhelming sense of gratefulness.
My list turned into a great list! A list of great accomplishments and gratitude that now keeps me in place of accomplishments and gratitude.
If you are a “list-maker” – Start with a list of accomplishments and celebrate them!
Today will be a Great Day!
Robyn Roknipour is an Author, Speaker and Educator. She is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach, a Certified Bariatric Coach and a Transformational Pioneer. Robyn Roknipour is the owner of a private health coaching practice and founder of Transformations 258 and www.howilost258lbs.com. Her book, “Food, Body, Heal” scheduled for upcoming release shares her personal transformation with an underlying theme of inspiring others to begin their own transformation leading to their best life.