Treat EVERYDAY as it’s your Birthday:)

As I woke up this morning, I lay in bed thinking of how grateful I was to live another year here on earth:)

I woke up to my purest self, telling myself that this day was going to be great, because it was my birthday. I was going to be nicer to people, tame my ego, and enjoy every moment I had.

It is funny and ironic, how, on a regular day, I could allow my day to be hampered by these types of things.

However, today was unlike the others; nothing was going to effect this lovely day that lied ahead of me!
This I knew, as I was in total control of this day.

If I felt the need to snap at my sister, I would to hold it in (because we all know that a quick argument isn’t worth ruining a day over).

If I felt large and in charge, I would stop my thoughts and be grateful for the body that I have and realize that it could be a lot worse.

If I felt inclined to be annoyed at my boyfriend for getting drunk and not calling me to say goodnight, because his phone died. I would stop and remember that he is off doing an amazing expedition for himself, and his phone dying is not his fault. It is okay:)

These things I was willing to do, because I wanted to create a great day for myself. I knew inside that I would succeed, because I was the one who had control over my day, no one else!

You see, on a regular day, the following situations could possibly be the deciding factor on whether it was good or bad day: a quick bickering session with my sister, negative thoughts about my body, or allowing my ego to fog the view from my heart.

But today, I had fresh and new outlook on life. Everything within this day was beautiful.

Therefore, the valuable point that I am trying to make, is that you are always in control of your day. You may not be able to control others, their words or actions, but you are able to control how you react.
You have 100% control of your mind, which can create good or bad days, or in between.
Be aware of what you are thinking and who you are thinking about.
Try to be the bigger person in certain situations. I know that it can be very hard at times, believe me, I deal with it almost daily. I have the largest ego when it comes to the relationship with my sister. I always have to be right! However, we all know that I am not always right! Nevertheless, allowing my ego to get in the way of our relationship is very childish.

So whether it is your birthday or not, try to be better! If you want better, you will do better:)

Each morning you have a fresh start! And even if you slip up here and there (which is inevitable at times), try hard to pick yourself up and change your mind set.
CREATE a great day for yourself!!

*The energy you put into your day, whether it results in a good or bad day, is the same. The outcomes are just different! Decide what you want and make it happen! 🙂

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Attitude.

It is so easy to get caught up in one’s own thoughts. When we begin to think a certain way and come to believe it as truth, our emotions will follow that way of thinking, and our attitude will change with it.

For the past week I have allowed my mind to win the day. Let me explain what I mean by this…

Work has been a little challenging the past few days. I began thinking nugatory thoughts, which were only bringing me down. Thoughts such as: I don’t want to work here anymore, I am angry that I have to work on this project, I wish I could be working on my wedding project rather than production, and so on and so on… hopefully you get the picture;)

This negative thinking was causing my emotions to change, along with my attitude. What you think about, you bring about!

I went through 2 or 3 days where I was fine in the morning, and then once I realized I had to work on production for most of the day, my thoughts instantly changed. Once my thoughts changed, my emotions and my attitude changed too. I became sad, silent, and closed off to my co workers- and ultimately to myself.

Yesterday, I promised myself that this behavior I had brewed was coming to an end. I was either going to communicate how I felt about it, or I would give it a week and see how I felt then.

So yesterday when I realized that I would be working on production most of the day, rather then my wedding project, I felt the frustration rising inside me. I felt the thoughts I described above, generating within my mind. However, I stopped them. I did not let them win me over today!
I ceased my thought process and brought myself back to the present moment.
I was listening to a song at the time, so I focused my mind on that one song. I sang the lyrics to the song, felt the beat and the singers voice, and basically connected to that song so my mind would stop. It took about a minute or two for my emotions to change, along with my attitude. I had overcome my mind and it was a great feeling! 🙂

While I would prefer to work on my wedding project, there is no need to create a day of sadness for myself.
I decided that I would work on production and hopefully as our company grows, I could be more focused on weddings. If these feelings continue, I will not ignore them, but I will give it some time to see if things change. There is no need to get ahead of myself when I don’t know what the future holds.

So if you are feeling sad or down, get out of your head and back to the present moment. Take a step back from the situation and try to realize it is not as bad as you are making it out to be. And stop those negative thoughts from creating a bad day for yourself.

Create a great day for yourself!