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Today Is Going To Be A Good Day

Jun 10, 2024

Monday morning at 6:15 am. The alarm went off. It was time to wake up, get ready to go to work. I used to dread hearing that alarm sound for several reasons. One, it was too early and I wanted more sleep. Two, I did not want to go through another day of working long hours. Three, I felt trapped in my job.

When I was in the office, I used to hope for an uneventful day so I could go home at a decent hour. Somehow, unexpected things always found their way in my life that complicated the work day. No uninvited surprises would be considered a fair day. I put my fate or my emotions to be dependent on the events of that particular day.

Until I realized that the events of the day do not have to determine how I feel. I am in charge of how I feel. I feel because I think, because I have an opinion about a situation or the day.

How do you want your day to be like?

No matter how much you prepare and set your schedule, unexpected things can happen anywhere and at any time. For example, if it usually takes you 25 minutes to drive to work, you may encounter a car accident right when the GPS is not in time to re-route you, and you end up spending 45 minutes on the road. Or, somehow there is a server issue and you have no access to the EHR you normally use – on a day you have twenty-five patients to see.

Both of those incidents happened to me – thankfully, not on the same day. In the past, I would be blaming – blaming the situation, blaming as if someone would stand up and own it or to change the circumstances. Then I realized, blaming does not help anything. It only justifies my frustration.

What if, instead of letting other people or other things to determine who I feel, I reclaim my control of how I feel. I have the power to decide how I think – about anything.

Since I have chosen to work in my current job, I choose to feel the best way possible, so I can show up the best way I can, for my patients and for my staff.

I decided to adopt this sentence to be my main thought: Today is going to be a good day, no matter what happens.

That sentence is the second sentence I think about when I get up. What is my first sentence? I am grateful for another day on Earth.

When I think that it is going to be a good day, I feel hopeful and upbeat. It sure is way better than starting the day with the thought of having a long day ahead. That generates feelings of despair, exhaustion and sadness for me.

A good day does not necessarily mean that everything goes according to my will. It is having a positive attitude to face whatever comes that day. When things do not go according to plan, I remind myself that “it is going to be a good day no matter what”. I am determined to make my belief come true. When surprises happen, when things do not go my way, I accept their existence and find the best way to face them – a way that will keep my day good.

It is much easier to face challenges when you think that your day is a good day, or a manageable day, or a blessed day – whatever sentence resonates with you.

I invite you to decide how you want your day to be when you wake up in the morning. Explore how you feel when you are thinking about it. Remind yourself that sentence throughout the day.

“Today is a good day no matter what happens” works for me. What is the sentence you are using?

Allow me to share some of the lyrics with you from the song “Good Day” by Forrest Frank:

                I’m ‘bout to have a good day (Good day)

                No matter what they say (What they say)

                The sun is shining down on me

                Birds are singing praise

                I’m ‘bout to have a good day (Good day)

                In every single way

                The God who made the universe

                Knows me by my name

                So it’s a good day.

Are you ready to stop feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are you ready to have more time to do what you want?


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