This day is done
And it wasn't easy
But a new day begins tomorrow
I find comfort knowing tomorrow is a new day. A chance to start afresh, with renewed hope and enthusiasm. To forgive myself and others for small transgressions, both real and perceived. A chance to do a better job than the day before!
This same idea can apply to each moment. We have a choice about how to direct our energy through each moment of living.
In my previous post, I wrote about how various stimuli can affect our energy, which in turn affects how productive or effective (as defined by each person) we are in our personal and professional lives. I also mentioned that our goal is not the avoidance of all negative stimuli but being able to speed up our recovery time, so we get back to 'normal' without overstaying our visit to low energy land.
So what happens when a new day arrives, and the same stimuli continue to trigger the same negative energetic responses? In other words, what happens when the same 'buttons' get pushed, resulting in deep drop-offs of enthusiasm, concentration or confidence? All which affect performance. Productivity. And effectiveness.
If I had a 'button' proof answer - we would all be spared the energy-sapping traps we can easily fall into.
Read on -- some of these suggestions may be helpful
Bad habits play a central role in being triggered negatively. If you spend a lot of time thinking about and doing the same things repeatedly, they will stick. So do the opposite:
These mental maps exert tremendous influence and power over our reactions. And their influence is often unconscious. We often react without really knowing why:
On to higher energy,
29/7/2014 02:04:06 am
Dear Coach Minda,
29/7/2014 03:04:48 am
Your blog, at 7:00 a.m. on my own "new day", a day where I am trying to face, yet again, a chronic personal challenge, arrived at the perfect time. We are blessed to have a life full of these fresh starts, a luxury that many in the world can't comprehend. They are just trying to survive their day. But for us? We get all these new opportunities. Thanks for your written wisdom.
30/7/2014 02:11:37 am
Clear and practical . Useful counsel . And your musical choices , very fine as usual !
30/7/2014 03:37:44 am
Thank you Oog.
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