Here is your official reminder that today doesn’t have to be anything like yesterday.
The world will try to pile shame, fear, pain, sadness, anxiety, onto your shoulders little by little so that you don’t even realize you’re carrying more every day. But now, as you’re reading this, is your chance to take a deep breath & physically drop your shoulders, relax your neck, and close your eyes.
Think of yourself physically dropping the burdens you’ve been carrying like taking bricks out of your backpack and dropping them to the floor. When you’ve dropped the heaviness of yesterday, you now have room to pick up joy and thankfulness for today!
In my own life, I’ve often beat myself up for not making good use of my time. For example, if I sleep in too late or spend too much time on my phone in the morning then I would usually feel discouraged for the rest of the day, as if I had wasted all of it.
But I recently read about the idea of breaking your day into quarters. If you mess up during one “quarter”, it limits your negative feelings to just that part of the day, and it helps you reframe your thinking so that you realize you can start over in the second half of the day!
The truth is, we can “start over” or “drop” some of our baggage at any time. It’s just a matter of our mindset. I know it’s easier said than done, but I want to encourage us all to start our days out without the difficulties of yesterday by visualizing it in our minds.
It’s a new day today, and I hope you enjoy it!!