Month 4 Day 111 of 365
I will work on myself,
I will work on my issues, concerns hurts and pains.
I will, with support and assistance, strive to develop the tools necessary for me to become a better person.
I will welcome growth within myself by acknowledging that I am becoming better everyday, one day at a time.
Beginning Your Day
I begin this day with gratitude within my heart and mind. I begin this day with gratitude for waking with a sound mind. I begin this day with gratitude for my life and my health. I begin this day acknowledging that without my life I could not exist and without my health I could not enjoy the basic activities of life. On this day I express gratitude and appreciation for all that I have been blessed with. I begin this day understanding that without the gift of life, I would not and could not experience the day ahead.
- Practice gratitude for your life and health today, each day, everyday, one day at a time.
Begin each day with thoughts of forgiveness. It is important to start this day with positive thoughts and with forgiveness. To create balance in your life, YOU must begin to leave yesterday fully in the past. Start each day with forgiving yourself and others for any hurtful words, actions, activities or behaviors. Attempt to find one thing to forgive yourself or someone for today. Practice forgiving yourself and others for negative events from your past.
Monitor Your Thoughts, Feelings Moods and Emotions
Monitor your thoughts, feelings, moods and emotions during your day. Continue to think and feel as if YOU have accomplished your goal. Make the thoughts and feelings of success and accomplishment a part of your current way of thinking. Carry this positive thought/feeling with YOU throughout your day. Reflect on all of your unique, gifts, talents and abilities. Think and believe that YOU are worthy of success. Utilize I AM Great, as your dominant thought/feeling for today.
- Make a commitment to begin to work on YOU today, each day, everyday, one day at a time.
The goal of Empowerment 365 is to create a foundation for personal Empowerment. We began this process by introducing and combining the Empowerment tools of gratitude, forgiveness and humility to assist in creating balance in your life. Each day we began the day with practicing gratitude. First, begin each day with thoughts of appreciation for life and health. Without those things we could not truly enjoy life very much, could we? We then discussed and implemented the practice of forgiveness. Forgiveness is important because we have to release and let go of past events (people, events, actions activities of self an others) to fully live in the present. We must forgive ourselves for actions and choices of the past. We must remember that we all can learn and grow from each experience in life and that each experience prepares us for our future. Lastly, there is the practice of humility. Humility is important because we must learn to become humble. This requires us not to be boastful, prideful or arrogant. This concept places value on others the same as we would ourselves and being of service to others in our daily lives. The Empowerment advocates love for self; this love for self is not a selfish, self centered love, but a true genuine love for the person that YOU are on the inside. We then discussed the importance of our thoughts and the way we feel each day. Our thoughts and feelings are an important part of our lives. Your thoughts and feelings are internal and both can shape the way we experience the world. Begin to practice making all of your thoughts and feelings positive and productive. Practice making the way your feel the most important thing in your life today and each day. We introduced the concept of personal development (to work on self) and effort (to simply try) as tools of motivation and direction within the process. Throughout this Empowerment process, we have sprinkled in and defined key word such as, intent, focus, determination, effort and commitment at tools for motivation and inspiration. As the days and months continue to pass by, YOU will experience through your own ability to consistently work on self "change". Change and personal growth is what Empowerment 365 is really all about! I wish YOU continued success on your journey toward personal development and self improvement today, each day, everyday one day at a time.