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5 Simple Practices to Make Everyday Amazing

Everywhere I go, people notice and comment on how I’m an upbeat person. And they’re right. I feel good and positive almost all the time. Really. 

Sure, I have moments of setback and overwhelm just like everyone else, but what I’m talking about is the state of my typical days. 

And almost all my days are happy, positive, and simply fantastic. 

Want to know how I stay positive (almost) all the time?

First, please know that it’s no accident and I wasn’t born like this — it takes intention and focus. I plan to have good days, and I plan to feel great. 

People tell me that my energy is very high, and I’ve got to say — I know. And the reason that my energy is high is that I know the opposite. I remember a time when my energy was low. I was ill and working way too hard. 

The days are too precious to leave to chance. So I work at it. And it’s so worth the effort. I tend to my inside world consistently. 

Creating a great day, and then another, and another is a mindful practice. It’s about creating the neurology around it, establishing the patterns, forming new neural pathways that will support you in doing this on a day-to-day basis. I’m a firm believer that when you get to a place of congruence, meaning all systems are firing in the same direction, and everything is aligned in the direction of what you want, you’re going to find yourself in a place where you have more choices. 

You’re also going to find yourself tapping into more of your creativity. Because you’re focusing energy in a positive direction, your reticular activating system (your RAS) is going to pay it back by creating a filter for that. And then your experience brings you even more positive, supportive experiences. 

There are a lot of things I do to set myself up for a great day, and some of them happen at different seasons in my life. Because people ask me about the specific actions I take each day, I’m sharing the habits I repeat most often. 

As you review this list, I encourage you to try the suggestions that feel best to you, and make these habits your own. 

I’ve developed some daily practices that keep me on a positive track.  

Here are the 5 things you can do:

  1. Calm the nervous system.
    Good days start the night before, so before you go to bed, work on calming your nervous system. Pay attention to how you spend the last few hours before going to bed. If scary, dramatic movies give you fitful sleep, avoid that sort of thing. Figure out what feels calming to you and do that instead. A cup of soothing tea, walking the dog, reading a book, or enjoying a lighthearted or inspiring show.
     
  2. Visualize.
    Visualize the end of the coming day and how you’re feeling good about the day you just had. Visualize, in a soothing way, the projects, meetings, and conversations you’ll have in the coming day. Visualize what it will feel like to relax after a productive day. Do you have a spiritual practice? If so, harness it during this time.
     
  3. Sleep!
    This should be a given, and it’s not. Many of us are walking around sleep-deprived. Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed early and get seven to eight hours of sleep every night. When you get to bed early enough, getting out of bed in the morning should leave you feeling rested and ready to jump into your day.
     
  4. Set intentions.
    Before you get out of bed in the morning, set your intentions for the day. Think big-picture intentions. This could also involve meditation or your spiritual practice. It could also be a form of appreciation, gratitude for a new day, or a heart-centering practice.
     
  5. Set high expectations.
    Throughout the day, set high expectations. Pause before you move into the next thing and talk to your unconscious mind about the outcomes you want. When you get congruent, you’ll be amazed at the doors that open for you. 

My clients and I have proven these techniques over and over again. They really make a difference! The quality of your days is too valuable to be left to chance. 

If you want to learn more about my personal practices to set myself up for a great day — every day, have a listen to episode #33 of the Mind Revolution Podcast: My 5 Daily Practices for Making it a Great Day.

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I'm Brenda Terry. I'm a personal development trainer and master coach who works with go-getters like you who want to achieve big results in your business and personal life.

If you're excited and ready to play bigger in business and kill it in life, I help you identify and change beliefs, patterns, and behaviors that aren't supporting your goals so you can make more money, find more joy, better manage relationships, and communicate more effectively.
I'm here to help you make the powerful, effective shifts you're craving- faster than you ever thought possible.

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