Today I will stay positive.
I had such a positive day working with students. I was at ease and giving them plenty of my time and attention. I felt like I was an active listener and built up students who needed a positivity boost. When I got home, I found out I was passed over for a job I was interested in. I let myself be disappointed, but then I picked myself back up and moved on as it was out of my control. That's the best part of being positive. It's okay to be down over disappointments but not allow myself to stay in that state.
Today I will eat healthy.
It was a mixed bag in the health department today. The positive is that I wrote the statement in my daily planner for the first time as a constant reminder throughout the day. The negative is that I didn't set myself up for complete success by packing a lunch. While I ate more fruit today, I also ate more sweets. I'm doing a lot better with my coffee intake though. I have cut it down by more than half. I've replaced it with hot tea and drinking more water. Overall, more on the plus side but I can always get better.
Today I will stay focused on my tasks.
I was amazed at how I kept coming back to this statement today. When I wanted to slack, I would go back to what I wanted to do today. I was more focused on my tasks and got them done so much faster because I was in tune with what I was doing. I had two projects I scheduled for the day, but I got them done by lunch time. This allowed me to get ahead on what I wanted to do tomorrow. It was a great day!
Today I will open the door for someone.
This one might have put me at an unfair advantage as I have the opportunity daily to open doors for others when I'm at school several times. I honestly love doing this, because it's a small gesture that often gives back when the receiver shows gratitude. Not only do I hear "thank you" more often than not, but smiles are often shared. So, it's a win-win!
Today I will find joy.
Today I found joy when a high school student opened the door for me this morning. I was holding it open for others, when he grabbed it and invited me to go in ahead of him. It was a small gesture but it made my day.
Today I will believe in myself.
Currently, I'm rereading the book, You are a Badass, and it couldn't come at a better time for today's prompt. There are days I struggle with self-confidence and knowing that I have the ability to do anything I put my mind to. Today I really took stock of what I want and how I'm going to go about getting it rather than hoping and wishing. I believe in myself, not just today but each day moving forward.
Today I will relax. It was a relaxing day, and it wasn’t because I stayed home all day. I had a relaxed attitude. I shopped at small business Saturday, and even though traffic was hectic and there were lots of people out and about, I felt a sense of calm and peace.
Welcome to "Today I will." This is will be a daily writing prompt to remind us to focus on each day as it comes. It will be a one-sentence statement to use as a focal point, and there will be a new one each day posted by 6:30 a.m. CST
At the end of the day, take a moment to reflect and write a paragraph (or more) about how you lived out the prompt for that day. Each day I will write my paragraph here, so feel free to come back if you so desire.
This is another way of living an uncluttered life by focusing on one day at a time.
Prompt: Today I will go with the flow.
This was a great go with the flow kind of day. We decided to look for a smaller Christmas tree to fit our space in our apartment so that we could donate our bigger tree we no longer need. We decided to go to Target since they had 40% off artificial Christmas trees today. We found one we really liked but it was out of stock. So, we got the rest of what we needed and then came home. We really had nothing going on, so we decided to go to two more Target locations to see if they had the tree we wanted. They didn't, but we agreed on an alternate that would work for us. When it was all said and done, we paid $25 for a tree and had fun in the process.
Most days I would have given up after the first store, but today I had the attitude of, "Why not?" As in, what do we have to lose by trying the other locations? The worst that could happen is that they wouldn't have a tree. And, even though we came up empty, we went with it instead of being disappointed.