Usually one would reply I did this or that but do you ever ask yourself what did I do today to contribute to the pleasure of my day?
When we relate only to the content of our day we are referring to our experiences and our reactions to those experiences. But we can go further than that if we are practising our ability to be aware of our behaviours throughout our day. We can ask ourselves was I aware today? Of my feelings to this or that thing that happened? Why did I react in that way? What were my feelings? What was I feeling when I said this or that?
When you become aware of what you are feeling at any given moment in the day you can begin to understand why certain things happen the way they did. Let me very quickly point out that this is not an exercise in self-blame. Instead it is to move towards self-awareness and maybe making note of when those not so good things happen what emotions were running through your body.
We’ve all had those days when things go wrong. You are in a bad mood. You stub your toe, the pain puts you in an even worse mood and you start dropping things whilst trying to get ready or smudge your make up. This becomes even more annoying and as you run for the bus you miss it….and so on. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about!
When we want to be more aware of our lives we have to take responsibility for what we contribute to it. This is actually more freeing than been caught up in the dramas that can go on around us. Holding ourselves more accountable for what goes on in our lives gives us the power of choice. With that power you can create the life you want but if you continue to only react to situations then you will feel disempowered, unhappy and powerless.
You could ask yourself did I remember to breathe more deeply. Did I remember to take a minute out to re-focus and re-assess what was going on around me? Am I holding myself accountable for how I felt today or am I blaming others or outside situations?
Which would you rather have in your life? That feeling of been able to create what you want or feel tied down to a life that isn’t satisfying?
What are you doing to bring more control and choice into your life? Where would you rather be, holding the reins or at the mercy of someone or something else?
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