Yeah yeah my title is cliché but I don’t care because it’s true and always will be true.
Today is a reset button on your life.
Monday is a reset button on your week. The 1st of the month is a reset button on your month. The 1st of the year is a reset button on your year. How freakin’ cool is that?! Very very cool because trust me, I need A LOT of reset buttons. A reset button for my nutrition, my mindset, my momentum, my emotions, my spirit, my soul, my relationships, my workouts, can I have a reset button for everything??
Knowing that tomorrow is a new day, a reset, the first day of the rest of your life, isn’t an excuse to do stupid shit with this day, this gift, you have here right in front of you, but it helps you let things go.
Live in the moment but don’t get caught up in it and overwhelmed by it.
Because the moment is fleeting and doesn’t last very long.
When things go wrong, let them go. When things don’t go according to plan, let them go. When someone or something disappoints you, let it go. When an unpleasant emotion or thought comes over you, let it go (this is a HUGE one for me). It’s not worth it. Why ruin the rest of your day, or the next day, or week, or month, or year, focusing on something negative?
Okay yeah easier said than done (especially for someone like me who suffers from anxiety, ADD, perfectionism, constantly planning, overthinking, feeling, etc.) but practicing letting it go helps in a major way. And do you know how else you can practice letting it go?
By remembering that today is the first day of the rest of your life.
You can do whatever you want with this day. You can feel however you want in this day. IT’S YOUR CHOICE. Yup. I’m putting the responsibility on YOU. Yes, you do have responsibilities and obligations that need to get taken care of but you still have a choice.
Your attitude is a choice.
It’s takes hard work, consistency, dedication, and motivation to think this way. It’s not easy. You are literally rewiring your brain to believe these statements but it’s so worth it. Imagine the type of life you could live if you woke up every morning and said to yourself, “today is the first day of the rest of my life.” Empowering right? It feels good just to type it out.
I don’t practice what I preach perfectly (like I said, this is hard work and I’m still getting the hang of it), but this morning I did wake up and say to myself (and my followers on Snacpchat), “today is the first day of the rest of my life.”
And it felt good. I felt free. Free from whatever happened yesterday. Free from the fear of quitting my safe, steady, secure, comfortable, “prestigious” job. Free from having to explain myself. Free from the negativity in my own head.
Today is really really the first day of the rest of my life. Today is an extra special and huge day for me. Today is my first day of complete freedom. Today is my first day after quitting my job. Was I freaking out this week? Absolutely yes. Was I afraid of the uncertainty that lays ahead? You bet. I am not the type of person to relax, have no schedule, to just chill and do nothing. I actually planned out the first day of the rest of my life because I was afraid of being bored, unproductive, and of wasting this precious day. There is so much I want to do with this time. It is precious to me. But this also leads me to putting a lot of pressure on myself to complete 100 tasks in a day, make this super long to do list, stress out about it, get overwhelmed, and then do none of it. This is a pattern and a habit I get myself in to all of the time. But with the help of some coaches, mentors, and organizational tools, I’m getting much better at not scheduling as much in to my day. Instead I’m scheduling in breaks of fun and play and relaxation and time without a phone.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
I practiced my spirit ritual, I worked out, I got my eyebrows done, I chatted with a mentor on the phone, I revamped my schedule and created a totally unique and epic one. I created creative content. Things didn’t go exactly as planned but I adapted and was flexible. I made it work. In my favor actually.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Can you make it an amazing one?
Can you practice saying this to yourself every morning? I’m going to practice right there with you. Let me know what you think and how it goes by using the form below.