I posted this week about seeking answers for why I’m having a hard time “waking up” into this new thing I want to create. I am wondering why 1) I keep seeing stories in my email, magazines and news feeds about getting unstuck and, 2) if there is any correlation to my inability to wake up in the mornings.
Thursday, I talked about four things that came into my view over the last week.
Well, I am notorious for gathering information through books, articles, podcasts, etc, but never really applying the lessons or the help to my life. So in the hopes of starting a new, positive habit to get me where I want to go, today I’d like to start looking at those ideas one at a time and see how I can apply the concept to my current situation.
What’s my situation? I am stuck dealing with an overload of “old” when I want to continue forward into the “new”.
Raise your hand if you can relate!
So here is the first thing that came into view last week from MindBodyGreen.com and the article, 8 Things Happy People do in the Morning
I want to be a Happy People!
In the Morning? I can try!
Here’s what they had to say:
“…(Happy People) begin anew each and every morning They know that it’s a brand-new day to start over and do something different. Yesterday may have been a complete failure for them, but today is a new day for success and adventure. Individuals who aren’t ruined by one bad day are resilient creatures. Resiliency is a telltale sign of having purpose and happiness.”
Whew! That’s a bit of a relief. Today doesn’t have to start out as a continuation of yesterday. It is a new day with new potential. Maybe I have the same old list, and the same old problems, but I don’t have to start my day with them.
I can choose to do something different. Instead of working on the problem that made yesterday challenging, I can work on something different today.
It reminds me of the verse in the Bible that says God’s mercies are new every morning. It’s in the Old Testament book of Lamentations, chapter three. In verses 21-23 it says, “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by continuing frustrations, or worry, or just life in general?
Well, today is a new day! Today you can have God’s love and mercy in a new supply. You can have a new day for success and adventure. You can choose to succeed in something today, even if yesterday was hard.
Put your chin up, sister! Put a smile on your face. Because today is a blank slate filled with potential.
So now you just have to determine one thing: What will you do with it?