Anchor Your DayJan 11, 2022
Have you woken to thoughts spinning out-of-control, not wanting to get out of bed yet forcing yourself only to sit down put your head into your hands ready to collapse because life is so complicated?
Has the thought whizzed by, “If I could have only five minutes of peace and contentment, I could manage life much better than I am”?
Life feels like a tread mill that is on high incline and speed and every day we must jump on it or stay in bed with the covers pulled over our heads wishing it away.
The stress of life never leaves BUT it can get better. We can have peace and contentment, stability, and hope to fight the battle on this journey of life.
How? Finding the one thing you can do every morning to keep a positive attitude?
Yadah, yadah, yadah – not one more rah, rah let’s be positive, motivational speech that only works for a short time!
Nope – this isn’t it. This is YOUR motivation – I’m only sharing ideas that have gotten me unstuck in this crazy journey of life.
Finding your own motivation is the key to unlock the door of blessings waiting for you. I’m here to tell you I’ve been there, done that, and was so sick and tired of it – I HAD TO MAKE A CHANGE.
Finding the one thing that can be done each day that will provide a positive outlook to the day can be hard when you’re stuck. So, if you have thought of ideas like staying in bed or not going to work for the day - NOT. Or drinking coffee and reading a good book with no kids around – NOT.
So, you ask me, “What the heck can it be if it’s not those?”
After going around the sun more than 20,000 times I have finally found things I do every day that can make my day start out positive. One of my tips is so simple you may laugh aloud or roll your eyes.
I make my bed every day as one of my actions to stay positive. Keep reading because I’ll share a few more ideas.
Why is making the bed a positive motivation? Pulling the covers tight and placing the pillows in just the right place, dissipated depression, and the view of the day brightens. You see, years ago I would keep my bed unmade so I could easily crawl back into it when things got tough and overwhelming. The unmade bed allowed me to crawl back in so no one would notice.
Now, I’ll ask you again – can you think of one thing you do each day that helps you stay positive?
This one thing or action you take will become a habit to start the day - an ANCHOR.
Yes! Why use the word ANCHOR? Because it’s easy to understand and to imagine a mental picture.
Most of us will think of the word ANCHOR as the metal object fastened with a rope that holds a ship or a boat in place. Another way to define it is, to firmly hold something in place.
Now using the example of making the bed every day AND the definition of anchor let’s see how it sounds. Making the bed every day firmly holds a positive attitude in place for the day.
Now you try it. Can you take your positive action and add the definition of, firmly holds a positive attitude in place for the day, to the action? How does it sound?
As our lives speed by we can feel out of control, and this is why it’s crucial to have an ANCHOR of positivity each day. Besides giving you a positive attitude when the action is implemented, it can also establish a new habit which builds a firm foundation to a life full of more successes.
Whatever your ANCHOR is for your day remember it is key to keep you grounded and gives stability to the day.
Here are a few more ideas that have proven to be top actions to keep my day ANCHORED so I can experience peace and contentment.
- Make Your Bed – Why? So, you won’t get back in it. Plus, your room will look neat and put together.
- Move It or Lose It – Exercise. Move your body, if you don’t eventually you won’t be able to move it.
- Quiet Time with God – God Time. Give God your undivided attention, even if it’s five minutes.
- Get Dressed – Physically and spiritually. The armor of God is an action step.
Make the decision to act today to find one positive thing you can do to become an ANCHOR in your day.
For an in-depth look into ideas and actions to Anchor Your Day spend face-to-face time with Sue in the six session online course, Anchor Your Day, find out if it’s something you’d be interested in CLICK HERE to check it out.
Sue longed for stability as her life in substance abuse and self-will run riot created chaos. You can learn more about how Sue was set free in the memoir Carried by Faith: From Substance Abuse to a Life Filled with Miracles.