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3 Things That Will Make Your Day Perfect – Even If Things Go Wrong

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Ever wonder if you will ever have a near perfect day? Something or someone always spoils it right?

Well You can. By following these 3 ‘things,’ you will have that perfect day.

Yes, even if things go wrong.

 

1. Wake up in quiet time

Meditation – Anyone can meditate and you don’t have to be a Zen master to begin either, sitting up in a comfortable position, close your eyes relax your body, be as still as you can, take 3 deep breaths and proceed with the following:

Give gratitude by thinking of 5 to 10 things you are grateful for.

Ask for guidance by thinking about you day ahead and ask the Universe for guidance, Protection and strength.

Send love to people that have upset you – forgive 2 people that have done you wrong in the past week and ask them to forgive you too.

The start to your day determines the rest of it so make a conscious decision to start off the day in a positive way, so the rest of the day will be perfect.

 

2. Be present as much as you can throughout your day

This will eliminate stress and worry because you will be focusing on the present moment not things that have happened in the past or future problems you think may occur. When you are present there is only ‘now’ and in that moment you may experience calmness, a sense of clarity and positive vibes.

Studies have revealed that being present and in the moment leads to well-being, whereas if you are constantly moving thoughts from the past and to the future, this can lead to states of unhappiness.

How to be present:

Breathe

Focus on all that is around you – use your senses, listening to nature, the weather, birds singing and feeling your skin against you clothing are you working? Pay attention to the immediate task in front of you.

Breathe….

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ~ Buddha

 

3. Do Your Best Today

This Idea to “do your best” has always stood out for me after reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, as one of the agreements. The idea of doing your best, will avoid self sabotaging ideas such as self-judgement and regret. Doing your best is taking the right action in any given day that is right for you and only you. You don’t need to compare yourself to other, you will only be sabotaging the moment.

There is no need to get a certain amount of things done by rushing, but go through your day doing everything to your best ability.

Finally

If things do go wrong it’s a choice how you deal with it you will either react or respond. Reacting is acting without thinking and responding on the other hand is thinking things through and choosing how you will deal with the situation. So even if your day doesn’t go as planned it doesn’t matter it’s your choice how you view things, circumstances and situations that may hinder the great day you were already having. If people upset you it’s their problem not your keep focused on what’s important.

 

How do you create your perfect day?

Leave your comments below.

Diana is a beach lover, philosopher & Entrepreneur.  She Is all about helping you find purpose, authenticity & happiness (sanity), which Is why she created The Personal Freedom Project. Subscribe to her Happy Triggers Guide, designed to help you find purpose, create a plan + manifest your dreams even if you don’t know where to start!

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Harry Burnett

    May 3, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    hi Diana
    Really enjoyed this article.
    I was better at being “in the moment” when I was younger. But I think I just need to get back into practicing this and focussing more on it.
    This has come at the right time.
    Thanks
    Harry

  2. Belinda

    May 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Smile and understand that everything always happens for a reason.
    Be yourself, do not change for anybody.

  3. sam ram

    Feb 16, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Do your best slogan is good, but for me to act as we are in front of a problem is the best way to eliminate stress and to be happy

  4. Syed

    Jan 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Do Your Best Today is the key for me. Give yourself 100% to what you do and you get what you always deserve. Give, give and give to get, get and get. Help as much you can and spread a smile.

  5. P~

    Jan 25, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I think we are just reading and saying what someone experienced and written in the past ,if we followed the same for numerous days won’t we get bored.so better to find ur own way for owns happiness.

  6. Nikola Gjakovski

    Jan 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I totally agree with all of them. It’s like people don’t want to be happy, instead they want to be miserable and unhappy. Meditation and present time are the most important things that people neglect, but the awareness is spreading these years more and more. Hope the world will be better place in the near future. Great article keep this tempo up!

    • Diana

      Jan 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Great points Nikola! I have hope that the world WILL be a better place. Thank you.

  7. Gabriel

    Jan 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Meditation is definitely key first thing in the early hours.

  8. jim rivett

    Jan 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Drink Coconut Water Every Day! (:

  9. Nick

    Jan 22, 2014 at 2:58 am

    I think these ideas will really help me to be more positive and therefore more productive in my stressfull job. I can’t wait to try them out tomorrow, thank you.

  10. ndinsmore1

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Hi Diana,

    Being present is great advice. Like Emmanuel I too often let my mind wander into the future. When a problem effects our lives it’s easy to look to the past or future. Practice makes perfect I guess.

    Also personal responsibility. Most people blame others for their bad mood, bad day or bad life. When only we can control have we feel and act. if someone upsets you, don’t allow them to continue to effect your whole day, week or month!

    I say take control back. It’s your life.

    Great post, just what I needed today.

    Naomi

  11. Salma

    Jan 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Really loved your article. Short and to the point but very inspiring!

  12. Emmanuel

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Great article often times I let my mind wander a lot about the future I guess concentrating on the present is what I really need but it will take some mastering and time thanks Diana

    • Diana

      Jan 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Emmanuel, keep practicing on staying present by just being aware of whats happening in the moment yes it takes time & you will get there!

  13. Travis McCormick

    Jan 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Great article. Thank you.

    • Diana

      Jan 20, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you Travis

  14. Abdul Rauf

    Jan 20, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Undoubtedly best article for being happy even i am not good at all.
    Being present is the point I like the most. Because being present makes you active and superb in curating the things around you. Thanks again for super power.

    • Diana

      Jan 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Abdul, happy you enjoyed it! Your right about being present! This is key 🙂

  15. Sebastian

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Perfect timing. This is exactly what I need this morning.

    • Diana

      Jan 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Great Sebastian! Glad it reached you on time 🙂

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Don’t Want To Feel Like A Failure Anymore? Stop Doing These 6 Things

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It’s pretty annoying isn’t it? All those great and accomplished people telling you that FAILURE is a necessity on your way to success. Yeah, that’s easy for them to say; they’re already ‘on the other side’! You on the other hand, are still struggling all day everyday to get your business lifted off the ground and are really not that sure if you’re indeed going to make it.

There’s that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you don’t have the stuff to make it all happen. Not now and not ever. You feel like a failure…it’s holding you back and you don’t know how to deal with it. Well you could do yourself a favor and start dealing with it by doing the following things:

1. Stop Denying You Feel Like A Failure

Telling yourself things are going great when they’re not is one of the biggest, though most useless, coping mechanisms human beings deploy in rough times. Common denial signals among entrepreneurs: trying to regain more control by working even more hours and on the other side compensating this by letting go of all this control by partying and drinking way too hard.

What you’re doing is denying yourself the opportunity to actually feel what’s going on and acknowledge the problem; that both you and your business are in a bad place. Without acknowledging it, it’ll be pretty difficult to actually STOP feeling it. And remember, just because you feel like a failure, this does not mean that you indeed ARE a failure!

2. Stop Making It Bigger Than it Really Is

This is one of those other ‘fun’ things human beings do; we blow things way out of proportion in our heads! In business, when you lose that big client you’ve been working on for weeks, it feels like it’s the end of the world. You start doubting yourself, your strategy, your entire business model right up to the point where you barely sleep because you’re working on pivoting the whole thing.

But what if that customer simply didn’t have the money to go for your service anyway? Or what if they just decided to go for someone who is cheaper but who offers less quality? Does that mean there’s something wrong with YOU? Or that this was the ONLY customer out there and that you’re now doomed forever?

Of course not, it simply means that THIS CUSTOMER wasn’t a match. It’s a bit like dating actually…So if you take this into consideration, could it be that you just feel like a failure instead of really not succeeding in that what you want to at this point in time?

3. Stop Thinking You’re The Only One Who Feels Like This

You’re not! With the possible exception of the true sociopaths, that feeling you’re feeling is very normal to EVERYONE. It might not seem like it on the outside – because people don’t like to acknowledge this remember – but I can guarantee you that it’s true. But unlike 99% of the world’s population, YOU’RE not going to let this feeling stop you in your tracks. Are you?

4. Stop Thinking You’re Supposed To Be Superhuman

In fact, it’s very likely that you’re already doing, learning and succeeding at WAY more than most other people are. But for entrepreneurs, somehow, that never seems to be enough. You don’t just want to be successful after a few years of hard work (which is normal). You want to be successful after only a few months. Because you’re special…or at least you think you are…

Well, here’s the truth: you ARE special! But…it’s just not very likely that you’re one of those – very very rare – entrepreneurial superstars that – seemingly – just added some hot water and got instant business success as a result.

5. Stop Being So Incredibly Stubborn

Entrepreneurs are stubborn…almost by default. It’s what makes them push forward in the hardest of times. But…if you’re not doing the right things right you might just be hammering a square peg through a round hole. Which will only add to that frustrated feeling you’re already having. So why not stop being so stubborn for a moment, stop hammering away on that what obviously is not working and ask for help?

No matter who you ask – a business mentor or coach, a befriended entrepreneur – someone with a neutral perspective on you and our business will be very likely to see what’s going on with a lot more clarity than you can and can guide you to a place that will feel a whole lot more comfortable.

6. Stop Being Afraid Of Failure

I know, I know, you’ve heard this a million times before and you wouldn’t be in this pickle if you could do this. Right? I’m right there with ya!

But, if you get really rational about it, what’s the worst that could happen?

  • You might have to get a ‘real’ job for a while and start over on the side;
  • You might not be able to afford your rent anymore…but with Airbnb on the 1 hand and couchsurfing on the other, you should be able to work it out somehow;
  • You’ll have all the more experience to start over a whole lot faster;
  • You’ll be no less respected by anyone because it’s clear you gave it your all;
  • In a few years, when you’re an established and supersuccessful entrepreneur you’ll also have a cool failure story to tell;
  • None of your limbs will fall off;

Now that’s not too bad for a plan B is it? Failure is such a negative word. And the associated feeling is terrible and numbing. But really…how is giving it your all and not succeeding really the same as failing? Shouldn’t the definition of failure not be along the lines of ‘not even trying’ or ‘giving up when it gets hard’?

In other words: stop beating yourself up over this!

There’s really no need to feel like a failure at all because you’re sticking your neck out, you’re trying to make a difference and you’re still moving upward on that treacherous entrepreneurial mountain.

And that…is what success REALLY is.

Those Who Failed Their Way To Success

Quotes To Live By:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

“Success is stumbling form failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart” – Will Smith

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