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Turn Things Around for the Better in Just Minutes

Ever have one of those days where everything seems to be going wrong? You get up late; road construction causes traffic and a detour, so now you’re fumbling to set your navigation and in the process your coffee spills. You get to work, and as soon as you see your boss’ unamused face, you remember the deadline for that project was today. Whoops!

Managing a job and pursuing your passion-based business on the side has become a source of burnout for you, and things seem to be falling apart. You get through the day, and as you slide your key into the hole to open your front door, you feel a bit of relief which is quickly robbed the moment you begin to recount all the details of the day to your spouse over dinner. “I can’t wait for this day to be over,” you sigh.

It’s funny, because in that moment the bad day is over, and now you’re home having a nice dinner. You just might not notice because, in your mind, it’s 5 hours earlier. It’s almost like your head is back at work and your body is home. Hopefully you at least taste your food!

That’s the thing. We all have bad days, but what if it could just be a bad moment? What if you could see things from the perspective that perhaps things are playing out in your best interest. Could things actually be falling into place … if you allow them to?

There’s ONE thing that you’re doing that perpetuates the bad day, and that’s talking about it.

We speak our lives into existence. So when you say nothing is going right and then recount all the events to yourself and others, you keep your frustration going and miss out on the present moment. It’s the present moment that is your ticket out of the circumstance you don’t want to be in.

So the fastest way to turn around a bad day is to stop acknowledging it. Talking about it forces you to keep your attention on the situation and fuels the thoughts.

It also keeps you frustrated, angry or irritated, which keeps you in a low-vibe energy. That low energy becomes your point of attraction, so staying there only makes you attract more circumstances to feel frustrated or angry about.

This is the reason one thing after the next keeps going wrong. Law of Attraction! You get back what you put out, so when you hold onto feeling frustration and annoyance, you attract more experiences that will cause you to feel that way.

Let’s use a cooking analogy to demonstrate this concept. What do you get when you mix Bisquick, milk, eggs, and a banana? You guessed it! Banana pancakes! You wouldn’t pour the batter onto the griddle and expect hamburgers to appear before your eyes, right?

In the same way, you can’t go about your day thinking everything is going wrong and then expect it to go right. Right?

Of course we’re going to get frustrated and annoyed. We’re human! You just don’t want to stay there too long. Instead, when something doesn’t go the way you want it to, the best thing you can do is shift your attention. One saying I like to use that helps me shift is, It is what it is until it isn’t. In other words, this unwanted circumstance will change, just like everything else.

Try this simple 4-step process to help you turn things around fast!

1 – Go the present moment and place your attention there. This will help you to get your mind off of the situation.
2 – Acknowledge how you’re feeling. Say to yourself things like: I’m having a feeling of anger, and I want to let it go. I choose to give this anger away. This feeling is not mine to keep. That was the past, and this is now.
3 – Ask yourself what you want to feel instead. Let’s say you want to feel peace. Ask yourself what thoughts would bring you peace.
4 – Reach for a thought that would move you towards peace. You can also think of something that calms you down. It could be a hot bath, getting a pedicure or laying on the beach. Allow yourself to go there in your mind, even if for only a minute. The great thing about our imagination is that we can close our eyes and be there almost instantly. We do this all the time, anyway. Like when you’re talking about old times with a friend and you both start laughing hysterically at a 10-year-old story as if it was happening now. You can go there in your mind and laugh at a memory of something that was funny, even though that situation has long past.

And remember, what if things are just as they’re supposed to be? What if the Universe is actually supporting you? Maybe things are falling into place? Wouldn’t that be nice!