It comes down to Intention and Action versus Wishful Hoping.
When your leave your house for work or other outings, are you distracted by being late, or remembering you need to stop for gas, or thinking about some other errand, chore, or responsibility?
If not – and that’s rare for many of us – then you might be aware of wanting your day to go a certain way. Most of us hope for certain qualities.
But do you ever go beyond wishes to have desirable qualities part of your day and experience?
Before you leave your house the next time, pause by the door. Spend a moment or two becoming aware of your thoughts. Set an intention for the type of day you’d like to have. Once you decide what you want to be part of your day, take another moment to consider what you can contribute towards creating that.
Here’s a page you can print out to remind you: Today’s Qualities: a powerful, mini-meditation to create the day you want for yourself.
After all, do you want to leave something as important as the quality of your day to be decided by someone or something else?