Every day is a brand new day. Why does that matter? Because it means that every day you get new choices, new options, new possibilities, new opportunities, and more. No matter how the previous day may have ended, you get a new day full of new options.
Or rather, you get to choose how to view this new day.
You could also possibly see every day as the same as all the others. Along the way, then, you will likely see the same choices and/or lack of choices, scarce options, lack of possibilities, few opportunities, and so on.
Will today be an adventure or a dull recurrence? That is entirely up to you.
You are empowered to choose your day
Your reality is entirely how you make it out to be. So it’s up to you if it will be good or bad; fun or boring; full or adventure or lacking, scarce, and stagnant.
If you have a pretty regular life, chances are it looks something like this:
Monday-Friday get up in the morning, maybe do something like reading or exercise or play online games. Go to work. Work 8–12 hours. Go home. Maybe spend time with family and/or friends, read, exercise, perform household chores, veg in front of the TV, or whatever. Go to bed. Repeat the next day.
Saturday and Sunday have little to no structure, or are all about errands/chores/projects, or doing nothing at all or something fun.
This is a serious generalization here. But the point remains that it’s all-too-easy to be carried along the pattern of a given day, and not actively decide to make it an adventure and just slog through it.
When you factor in outside influences, this gets even more complicated, because many of the outside influences you encounter lean towards negativity.
This is why recognizing that you have a choice, and can choose to make every day a unique adventure is so important. When you see life as full of potential and possibility, you can work to find it or create it.
I know how hard this can be. In particular, if you stay abreast of current affairs. There are so many messages being broadcast to you of lack, scarcity, disempowerment, and overall fear-mongering to convince you that you’re powerless.
But that’s not true. No matter what they try to tell you, you have all the power. How? With mindfulness.
Mindfulness can make today an adventure
Your reality is entirely based on how you perceive it. Depending on sensory input, environment, experiences, education, and many other factors, you have come to know reality. The reason that it belongs to you and only you is that nobody else is in your head.
You are the only one inside your head thinking and feeling how you think and feel. While outside matters will impact upon that, you have the power to influence and even take control over it. Thus, you get to choose: focus on positivity and find all the adventure life has to offer — or — focus on negativity, and see life as a trial, unfair, lacking, scarce, and scary.
Mindfulness involves you being aware of what you think, what and how you feel, and the intentions behind your actions that you take. Being mindful of these allows you influence and control.
I know that seems too easy. But truly, it is that easy. It takes some patience and practice to be more aware. If your day is like the type I described above, letting your subconscious drive just sort-of happens along the way.
There is no quick fix here, and trust me, there will be days that you just can do nothing but get through. But for the most part, you have more options than you realize, and mindfulness is the key to them.
Mindfulness helps you decide on choosing to have a day of adventure or a day of the same-old-same-old. I know what I would prefer, how about you?
Finding positivity and choosing your adventure isn’t hard, but it does require action
Knowing that you have the power to choose to make any day an adventure, you can employ mindfulness to do so. When you work with positivity and see your day full of potential rather than problems, possibility rather than scarcity, and excitement rather than boredom, that ultimately empowers you. When you feel empowered, your mindfulness increases, you become more aware overall, and that tends to spread to other people around you.
As such, you can build more positive feelings and discover more things to feel positivity and gratitude for.
Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. An attitude of gratitude is an attitude of positivity that begets even more good energies — and that, like you, is always worthwhile.
You are worthy and deserving of using your mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done you matter, and you can choose your adventure and rock your day.
Originally published at http://titaniumdon.com on July 15, 2019.