Seize the day. That’s literally what I have to tell myself every single day. Oh no, tomorrow is Monday – the dread sets in on Sunday or the in between of Sunday and Monday. Monday isn’t terrible though and the sooner we grasp that, the better we’ll feel about the day. No day of the week is terrible when you think of the ability to get up in the morning and go to school or work. Yeah, we might not like what we have to do that day or that we have to remove ourselves from the comfort of our warm beds but an opportunity is knocking. Sounds corny, right? The day can go either way when you think about it and I’m a firm believer that we set the pace of our day with our attitudes. You can either take a moment and fix it or let it ruin your mood – you’re in control of the day.
Time to seize it and make it the best day/s ever, got it? I feel like Positive Patricia right now but I have to get in a zone in order to not hate my day. I’m not pushing positivity onto you, you don’t have to be positive – that’s on you. I have bad days; they’re never work-related. I actually blessed to work at a place where there aren’t fire drills going off every other day and where everyone gets along. It’s weird to say that because you’d think as adults everyone would get along but let’s just say that is not always the case. Nonetheless, I have bad days and I know I can control those emotions. I can control how someone or something affects me. It’s something I remind myself when things start to go wrong. Maybe it’ll work for you. Will you let that person affect your mood or day? No one has any control over you, just remember that.
When I wake up in the morning, there are moments when I just want to roll over and go back to sleep – there isn’t anything against work or my job, I just really like sleep. There are also moments when I have things written in my planner like “Go to the gym” or “Coffee-Meet-up” and I have to decide if I really want to go through with those things. Do you ever just get those moments where you just want to do nothing and you feel like if you leave the house, it’ll be the worst decision of your day? Some of us feel like that, at times. In general, stop waiting for the right moment or the right time. Don’t let an extra ten minutes of sleep hold you back from something great. There are things out there that you need to take advantage of. Either you run your day or the day runs you, remember it.
Wake up earlier.
The idea of waking up earlier was always a no for me – I hate waking up but on the days that I beat my alarm clock and roll out of bed, I feel great. Those days give me a head start and they can do the same for you. As much as I love to sleep, the days I got out of bed and started my morning earlier have been some of the best days. I’ve thrown in a workout before work and there was an accomplished feeling about that. Honestly, waking up earlier isn’t bad unless you went to bed at three in the morning – I’ll give you a pass and say sleep in. There are just some productive juices floating around when you start your day off early – no rushing happens and you have extra time to do whatever it is that you want to do. Try it; it might just make your day a little bit better.
Some people think it’s crazy or weird to meditate but my teacher back in high school used to have us meditate. I can’t remember if it was every day or every Wednesday but Ms. Mallory would have us come into class and get on the floor to meditate for fifteen to thirty minutes. Many people took naps but when you get into that relaxed state of mind where you let everything go, there’s a sense of being free and lightness. You don’t have to jump full force into meditating but getting into a groove where you just sit for fifteen minutes and block everything out can really change you. Release the toxic things that might be latching onto you and let in some positivity… or take a nap, whatever floats your boat.
Get yourself going with a motivational speech or podcast. There are so many things to pull motivation from whether it’s a collection of quotes to a great book that someone suggested to you. I’m a firm believer that when someone gives you a push, you feel better about a decision you’re going to make. Why not motivate yourself? Sometimes it’s hard and you don’t want to do it but encouraging yourself can really help. There’s always something out there that will drive you to do what you got to do.
I’m a big fan of waiting and it’s a bad habit – it’s probably not a bad habit but that’s what I’m going to call it. I wait for simple things that I can take the step forward and do. Don’t be like me. Help me stop waiting and I’ll help you stop waiting. Don’t wait for the weekend to do something because you feel like you have all the time in the world. Use up the time you have right now, the time that is left open after daily obligations. Life’s short, take a chance. I’ll be taking my chances and we can connect and share them if you want.
Indulge in all that life has to offer.
The only way to enjoy life is to live it how you want to so why not indulge? Take a step back and look at what is going to get you on your feet and moving? Have fun with everything you do and you won’t dread it. I have to make work fun for myself at times, not because I dread it – sometimes it can get slow and I need things to do to keep me from yawning. Make things fun and shake it up a little. Your day is set by your tone and thought so make it a good one. If you need to take a break and play a quick game, do it. Walk around the office and give Pokemon-Go a quick click. Indulge in any and everything that you can to make your day the best day yet. Just think, today is the day.
How about we wake up, seize the day and then repeat—sound like a good plan? I’m down if you’re down. What are some tricks you use to seize the day? How do you make the most of your day?
Ashleigh S says
I love the idea of every one of these, and need to do more of each, but goodness if it doesn't feel like the hardest thing in the world and easier said than done when the alarm goes off!
Ashleigh | Mermaid on the Move