Did you ever feel like you were having “one of those days”? You wake up late…spill coffee on your white blouse…get stuck in traffic after leaving the house late…
It’s tempting to think that these things are happening TO you. That you are powerless and destined for more of the same.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. You are incredibly powerful. Just look at your life. You created it all.
Your energy at any given time determines the way you see the world and the way the world sees you. And, if you are looking at the world from a place of victim-hood, you will see and experience more victim-hood.
Try this trio next time you begin to notice these dis-empowering TO me thoughts.
- Pause – this will give you a chance to respond instead of react.
- Breathe – find some stillness; take 3 breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth; let the exhale be longer than the inhale
- Mantra – choose a mantra that expresses how you would like to BE in the situation. Repeat the mantra to yourself. Ex. Inhale ~ I AM calm, Exhale ~ I AM peaceful
I have found that changing my energy before I transition into any situation really helps.
In the morning before greeting my family
In the car before picking up my kids from school
On my doorstep before walking in my front door
Fun. Flow. Freedom
*Do you need help changing your energy? Start here with this complimentary series of Life By Design Daily Affirmations. These affirmations are designed with care to remind you of who you are, all that you are capable of and how much you rock. (The first affirmation is the most important.) Enjoy!
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