Today Is a New Day to Choose

Every day is a new day, a fresh opportunity to embrace the power of choice. As I wake up, I will focus on what I can control today, leveraging yesterday as a learning opportunity.

  1. I choose to become aware and take responsibility for the everyday choices I make.
  2. I choose to embrace and be grateful for every opportunity to learn to choose differently.
  3. I choose to commit to making choices even when they may seem small and simple as they hold the potential for profound impact.
  4. I choose to consciously fill my cup with actions that serve my well-being and growth.

In each decision I make, I recognize the significance of the small moments and am mindful of the impact on my well-being, on others and the world around me.
I choose to prioritize (fill in the blank) knowing that even the smallest choices can create a ripple effect of positivity. 

Your life is a result of the choices you make.  If you don’t like your life, make better choices.

Your Turn

Think back over the last 24 hours.

BECOME AWARE: Name one choice (reaction, behavior, regret, struggle) you made you want to change the outcome of and why.

TIP: If you need help getting started, try thinking about some of these categories: family, friends, faith, work, health, finances, community, strangers and ask yourself these questions.

  1. Was there anything you did you are not proud of?
  2. Were there times you reacted negatively (perhaps for no known reason)?
  3. Were there times you felt out of control (things are just happening to you)?
  4. Did you pass up any opportunities to be better?
  5. Are there things you just know you want to change?

Why does this matter?  Why do you want to change it?  How is it impacting you or others?

TIP:  If you need help getting started, try thinking about these questions

  1. How did you feel the moment you made the choice (or didn’t make)?
  2. Did you simply react? Or did you make a conscious decision to react that way?
  3. Did your feelings and actions continue to impact you after?  For how long?
  4. Why did you feel that way?  React that way?
  5. How do you feel now?
  6. Next time it happens, would you choose to do it differently?

BE GRATEFUL: Rephrase your original action into the choice you can be grateful for.  What is the “better version of you” you choose instead?

TAKE ACTION: What is one choice (when faced with it again) you can make to improve the outcome?   Name an additional action you choose to take throughout the day to reinforce.

Choose to be a better version of yourself every day.

Jen Weis

The publisher of Morning Cup.