The Feel Better Project Daily

The free daily email that shows people how to change their thoughts, so that life and business becomes easy and fulfilling rather than stressful and overwhelming.

The first five minutes of the day can set you up for a good day… or a bad day.

How do I know this?

Because this past week I have often done it wrong… and I saw the consequences.

I’ve had a few technical problems in my business this week. Frustrating, annoying BS.

And because I hate technical problems and the effects they have, I’ve been wanting to get them fixed asap.

So what did I do each morning? I got out of bed and went into fix-it mode.

The trouble is, by doing this I was setting myself up for a day of stress.

After all, before I woke up I had probably been suffering some stress-related dream.

So that stress was immediately replicated in my waking life when I sat in front of my computer.

The whole day after that was stress and efforting and upset and anger.

What should I have done instead?

Spent five to 10 minutes being still.

Focused on my breath.

Let the stressful thoughts just come and go.

Get centred and calm.

Then – and only then – should I have taken action.

Why is this better? Because my action would have come from a place of calm and inspiration.

I would be more rational, more effective and less stressed.

Here’s the thing. Nobody is perfect at this. I’m not. This is a learning process.

Every time we notice we’re under the spell of the automated mind, we can step away and be still.

It’s practice. Nothing more.

 

 

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