You know those days you get sometimes, from the minute you get up in the morning until the end of the day – nothing seems to go right or go the way you want. At best it could be described as having a bad day, at worst you just want to crawl under the duvet and wait for the next day to arrive.
Sometimes the smallest of things can be a trigger; spilling your tea, forgetting your keys, missing the train. As a result, we tell ourselves “it’s going to be a bad day”. Herein lies the power in suggestion. Because we’ve told ourselves “it’s going to be a bad day”, guess what – it actually turns out that way.
This is because our brains are programmed to make sense out of things and respond to the messages we give them. Be mindful of triggers that you may have had in the past, or messages you’ve given yourself. It something happens that doesn’t go to plan,try to give yourself a new message.
For example, a new message coud be “that was rubbish/no fun/not what I expected – but the rest of today will be better”. Your brain will follow suit and will go looking for the better things in your day (and not the worst things that you had originally, inadvertently, suggested to yourself.
You get what you think.