Think about it for a moment. What would make today great? Would it be re-connecting with an old friend? Starting or finishing a particular task? Carving out some time for yourself? Exercising? What would make this day even better than yesterday?
This simple exercise, done each morning helps set your intention for the day. It allows you to live deliberately and you can write these three things down on an index card, a piece of paper or in a journal. I don’t recommend typing them into an email to yourself or on your phone because the act of writing – more so than typing – etches the intention into your subconscious.
Writing those three things should only take about a minute, but if you’re down with taking the exercise a little further, there’s an amazing tool available that will take you through a life-changing 5 minutes process each day. It’s called the Five Minute Journal, runs $22.95 and lasts 180 days.
The 5 Minute Journal begins each day with an inspiring quote, followed by spaces for you to list three things that would make today great, a daily affirmation and a space for the end of the day where you list three amazing things that happened since you got up, and a few thoughts about how you could have made the day better. There’s plenty of room for weekly challenges and some space to express gratitude.
The makers of the 5 Minute Journal describe it as a “toothbrush for the mind.”
You can pick-up a copy via this link: The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day and pick up an extra one for someone who’s working as hard as you are to design a life that matters.
Then go make today great. Today’s probably not your last chance to do so, but let’s face it, you never know.