Yesterday, I had a fantastic morning! I spent the time exactly the way I wanted to, even if I did not quite know what the day would offer until it happened. Suffice to say, simply a wonderful way to spend the morning, and I felt great the rest of the day.
Even with that wonderful yesterday, today I felt some challenges. Work has been absolutely crazy for a couple weeks, lots of business oppportunities are requiring extra attention from me, and family and friends are requiring some attention too. In short, regular life is here and can consume your energy, even if you are having some good days.
I felt less attentive to the things going on in the moment today, and I was a bit more tired than normal. I started to get down on myself for not being fully attentive, energetic and engaged with my children today. I was not terrible, grumpy, or anything like that, but definitely not my best. Rather than buy into this negative, down on myself attitude, I pivoted my focus instead and did the following things so I could prepare to have a much better day tomorrow:
- Review my current goals and reset my focus on those things.
- Review recent accomplishments to remind myself that I have done what I have set out to do, and have recent examples of this to refer back to.
- Wrote a little bit (this post), even though I was not inspired or in the mood to do so. I did it because writing clarifies our thinking and makes our problems appear a more realistic, smaller size than we are currently visualizing them. Writing every day, might be the most important thing I do for that one reason.
- Went to bed early to leave time for some meditation and reading, and still go to sleep earlier than normal. When we are in a bit of a funk, a good long sleep increases the chances of a good day tomorrow, because tiredness is often the root cause of our struggle with negative thoughts.
Good night people! Tomorrow will be what we make of it.