I found myself thinking that I have a lot going on today and then noticing how that thought made me feel overwhelmed.
The following thoughts were: “How am I going to get it all done?” and “I don’t think I’ll be able to do it” and “This sucks”.
All these thoughts were producing a stressful feeling. I can feel the stress rising through my chest and it’s tight. I sense the need to breath deeply through it.
After recognizing my thoughts and feelings, I anticipated my actions and results if I continued with this thought pattern.
I would likely plug away at completing the tasks at hand, yet not being as focused or productive as I would be with different thoughts and feelings. I would be scattered and probably jump from one thing to the next without fully completing the first.
The result would prove my thoughts true. I wouldn’t get it all done and it would suck.
The cool part is that I can change this model starting with my thoughts. I get to choose how I’ll think and feel about this.
So, I’m choosing to think: “I’ve got this!” “I can focus and get it all completed.” “It will be awesome!”
Focusing on these thoughts, I feel empowered, motivated, focused, confident.
With these thoughts and feelings, I anticipate working through the tasks with focus, efficiency, and the swiftness required to get everything done.
The result will be that I get the tasks accomplished, and it will be awesome!
How do you want your day to be today?
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