Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Creating Your Outcome
There is something to be said in how you set the tone right away in the morning, for the rest of your day. I wrote a mini article on this in the past and thought I would touch on this a little bit more.
Imagine you wake up first thing in the morning, only to step into a little puddle on the floor. Then realizing that puddle was from your pet.
Or you are on your way to work and you are getting caught by every red light and every cross walk possible. With 7 minutes to spare, you realize that you left your proposal at home on the kitchen table. You have to go back to get it but you know you are going to be late.....Yes, these are things that are more than likely going to set you in a bad mood all day.
Aside from getting rid of your pet and keeping your proposal in your car so you don't forget. There are a few other things you can do to help create the outcome of your day.
This is a hard one for me since I am NOT a morning person... LOL... But, wake up a few minutes early. Not to go jogging for 10 miles or go work out at the gym... Unless, that's what moves you. But to give your mind the focus and positive energy that it needs to continue throughout the day.
After I get my first cup of coffee in me, I then head to my bedroom and open up the blinds...(after the sun rises) lol. And you need to do the same in your office... Open the blinds and let the light in. It just radiates warmth instead of feeling like you are just hidden behind 4 dreary walls.
Get your mind stimulated by reading positive quotes of the day or from a book. Better yet, write your goal down and the actions you plan to take on getting there. Once you do that, read that out loud every morning and every night...It can't hurt to read it several times each day. You need to embed your goals and the actions you plan to take into your mind so much that it becomes routine to you. This is setting your mind into ONLY thinking of your goal and what you need to do to get there. Keeping focused.
Playing some great motivational music is another way to wake up every fiber of your being. Come on ladies, tell me that if you heard "It's Raining Men" you would not be up, dancing around. You would at least be dancing in your seat.. LOL.
Keeping a grateful journal is probably one of the most beneficial things you can do. Each night I write down the things that I was grateful for earlier that day. And this really helps since you can look back at what you wrote and reflect on how many things there were to be grateful for. So many people don't realize the abundance of good things in their life and it's not until they look back at what they wrote that they can remember......
And keeping a grateful journal is also like a SILENT way of praising the Lord. As a Christian, we are supposed to praise the Lord out loud for all the blessings that we have. Journaling is a silent form of praising. I still do my praising out loud.
Cindy Ashworth is the owner of www.mykidsmywhy.com and www.asinglewahm.blogspot.com Cindy provides a REAL work at home business with one on one training and coaching. The way it should be. Cindy can be found at twitter @asinglewahm