It is not an accident you arrived here today. Please read on, using the material here today on its own or as a part of the ongoing series.
This is potent life coaching material on its own and it is also Key Number 4 in 7 Keys to Discover Your Most Satisfying Word-Theme of the Year for 2016.
Prompt: My first positive thoughts in the morning are about.....
One of my best friends has said on more than one occasion, “I don’t know how you bound out of bed every morning the way you do.”
There are significant reasons for my get up and go in the morning.
First, I am passionate about what I am actively creating in my life. I know every day I will collaborate with my son to have a satisfying mother-son relationship. I know I am aiming to make the world a better place through my life coaching, my writing workshops and the retreats I leave. I know my words make a difference with others. I know people will glean goodness, positivity in participating in and watching my periscope broadcasts.
I know when I take the time to complete my daily writing and rituals, everything is better. I have also learned when I get stuck with words, I can play with paint and crayons and other mixed media to find my way.
This all starts with the common denominator of being excited at what lies ahead of me every day.
I see the day as a blank canvas I have the privilege to splatter paint upon in whatever colors I choose.
I see the day as a finite container for whatever I am up to, be it activism or a day of intentional play or sessions with clients or twitter parties or picnics with friends.
I see the day as an indication of my past, my present and my future.
Annie Dillard wrote, “How we spend our days is, ofcourse, how we spend our lives.” My day is a microcosm of my month and my year.
When I can say with sureness, “Right now I look forward to…” and can state what I am excited about, it makes a difference. This morning I broke it into tiny chunks. “This hour I look forward to finishing up these three pages of free flow writing so I can take a photo and send it to my writing buddy.” In making that statement, it increased my excitement over a very simple accomplishment.
I looked over the daytime hours and wrote, “I look forward to finishing my “about” page for my website. This project actually started close to a year ago and today, I intend to complete it. This could be just an item to tick off my to-do, but for me, it will launch a celebration.
Prompt: “Today, I look forward to…” and then go deeper, wider or smaller and narrower to define your day, week, month and inevitably your 2016.
Look for your common denominators.
These may point you directly toward your word theme of the year.
You’re getting so close now!
For further inspiration, watch this video --
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