How is today going to unfold for you?
How is today going to unfold for you? How do you want to feel at the end of the day when you crawl into bed? I had that question posed to me today and it really gave me a different perspective on the type of day I was setting for myself. I don’t know about you, but I was never really raised to think of my day that way….like I had the ability to make it what I wanted it to be. Actually, I was raised to be a good girl, to get my homework done, do my chores, be a good employee, wife, mother……etc. That always seemed to be the end goal and if somewhere along the way I got something out of it for me, well…..that was a bonus! I was to do the responsible thing and what pretty much served everyone else better than myself. My guess is that most women of my generation have been raised that way. It wasn’t until I started to feel the discontentment of my days add up that I realized I had to become actively involved in getting a different result. You see over the years through motherhood, daughterhood and livelihood, I had developed the unconscious habit of letting everyone else set the priorities of my day. Never did it occur to me that I had a say in it. But I do… as do YOU. Every day we get to choose how we respond, how we show up and how we engage or how we choose “not to”. Not choosing is a choice in itself, but its an unconscious one and when you decide not to choose…..well everyone gets to do it for you. Cultivating choice isn’t easy. It requires effort, awareness and definitely a step out of your comfort zone but it quite likely is the biggest change one can make to live an intentional life. So…..what are you “choosing” for yourself today?