Create Your Day Your Way

Each Day is a New Beginning

“Have a Nice Day!” Perhaps there’s more to this well-meaning but stale American phrase. The saying isn’t “Have a nice day if things go your way.”

Rather, the onus is on us. Each day is a new beginning, a new opportunity to strive for excellence, to find joy, and to create your day your way. To choose to have a nice day.

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Don’t let the pitfalls of the past weigh you down. If yesterday bombed, you have today. More importantly, you have this moment in time. Don’t wait to see how your day is going to go. Happen to your day. Choose how you will be, come what may.

What will you paint on the canvas of your day?
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

"Have a Nice Day!" Perhaps there's more to this "tired" American phrase of "have a nice day". The saying isn't "Have a nice day if things go your way." Rather, the onus is on us. Each day is a new beginning, a new opportunity to strive for excellence, to find joy, and to create your day your way. Don’t let the pitfalls of the past weigh you down. #quotes #paint #art #creative

 

As creators, we understand creating art… creating business… and bringing our ideas to life from the inside out. We understand that before we had the idea and created it, it didn’t exist. It’s the same for our life.

We choose what kind of day we want to have and then we make it happen.

As creators, we create our state in the choice of each moment.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

As creators, we understand creating art... creating business... and bringing our ideas to life from the inside out. We understand that before we had the idea and created it, it didn't exist. It's the same for our life. We choose what kind of day we want to have and then we make it happen. #creators #mindset #quotes #motivation

Failure is Not a Bad Word

It’s how we learn. The great thing about falling is that getting up takes muscle. Getting up makes us stronger. So does failure, if… if you leverage the lesson and learn, you grow stronger and more resilient, and that’s a good thing!

To create your day to be the best it can be, start with the one thing you need to accomplish most today.

Schedule it, do it, then move onto the next thing. Setting daily goals and sticking to them is one of the best ways to create a day you will enjoy.

Don’t wait to for your day to happen to you. Happen to it. It’s your day.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

It’s how we learn. The great thing about falling is that getting up takes muscle. Getting up makes us stronger. So does failure, if... if you leverage the lesson and learn, you grow stronger and more resilient. #quotes #mindset #creative #art

Do What You Gotta Do

What if what you have to do isn’t what you want to do? That’s normal; it happens all the time, right? No one loves doing laundry, but we all enjoy clean clothes. No one loves doing the dishes, but we enjoy eating and a clean kitchen.

If we don’t do the “have to’s”, we can’t enjoy the “want to’s.”
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Gratitude for the Blessings

Wherever you go and whatever you do, bring love with you; bring joy with you and you will enjoy the moments, whatever they bring. The number one way we’ve found for expanding love is gratitude. To be grateful for clean clothes, helps us to love the fact of the privilege of the washing machine and dryer.

All the many “don’t want to’s” are put into perspective when we no longer have so many of them.

We never think to appreciate electricity, until the power goes out, or running water, until it stops working. So simply remembering the many blessings in each day, helps us appreciate our day—and all that’s in it—as a blessing.

Gratitude is so profound for personal transformation that we created a Gratitude Journal.

Love isn’t a thing you do. Love is a state of being you imbue.

Choose Joy. Choose Love. I mean… what alternate state would you seek?
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Love isn't a thing you can do. Love is a state of being you can imbue. Wherever you go and whatever you do, bring love with you; bring joy with you and you will enjoy the moments, whatever they bring. #love #quotes #art #live #joy

Choose Joy

When you consciously decide each day to choose love and choose joy, you will have more of that in your life. It’s really such a simple principle, that it’s easy to overlook, but it works.

Choose love… to see and respond through a filter of love and Love will visit you more often. Choosing love becomes a habit. Finding the joy becomes a habit. Good habits become like good friends… always there for you, and both contribute to your creativity, and vice versa.

When you can’t do what you love, then love what you do.
~Multiple authors

If you have a full slate of tasks to do to achieve your goals, but allow social media, interruptions and email to crowd out your morning, then you've relegated the best hours of the day to other than your primary goal. Even if you're enjoying interacting with friends and associates online, if that's not on your goals list for the day, (or for that time of the day), then you cannot fully enjoy the moment because what needs doing still hovers in the background, like an annoying mosquito buzzing around your ears. #art #quotes #joy #positivequotes #mindset

Protect Your Morning

If start your day with a full slate of tasks to do to achieve your goals, then start there. Don’t allow social media, interruptions and email to crowd out your morning. That’s your time to do what most needs to be done.

If you relegate the best hours of the day to other than your primary goals, it can leave you feeling frustrated, tired, overwhelmed and even out of control of your life.

The inbox is nothing but a convenient organizing system for other people’s agendas.
~Brendon Burchard, author, coach, speaker

Protect Your Time ~ Protect Yourself

Even if you’re enjoying interacting with friends and associates online, if that’s not on your goals list for the day, (or for that time of the day), then don’t do it yet. You cannot fully enjoy the moment when what needs doing still hovers in the background, like an annoying mosquito buzzing around your ears.

The weight of goals not done gets too heavy to bear if we continue to ignore the essential for the non-essential.

“Do what you gotta do, so you can do what you wanna do.”
~Denzel Washington, American actor

Yes You Can! Increasing Your Capacity

Distractions not only derail you, but allowing them while you have other work to do adds an extra drain to your brain power. The background “noise” of being off track occupies your awareness and saps your energy.

Each thing not done that should be, is an attention unit occupying resources in your brain. The tension and stress of too much to do, stimulates the release of the stress hormones. Stress diminishes the brain’s ability to function and leads to fatigue, irritation and frustration.

Happiness is doing what you know you need to do.

When you’re off track from purpose, you lose:

When you get the stuff that must be done, done first, you’re better able to create your day in your way. In fact, working hard to accomplish your goals actually increases you capacity and your energy.

Working hard to accomplish your goals increases your capacity to do more, be more, have more.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Notice, that quote says, "Working hard to accomplish your goals...". Hard work alone can just leave you bereft of energy. Hard work that is purpose directed and goal focused, generates energy and increases your capacity. #work #goals #quotes #creative #business

In the Direction of Your Dreams

Notice, that quote says, “Working hard to accomplish your goals…”. Hard work alone can just leave you bereft of energy. Hard work that is purpose directed and goal focused, generates energy and increases your capacity.

“We do what we have to, so we can do what we want to.”
~Denzel Whitaker; character – James Farmer, Jr, The Great Debaters movie

The Day is the Way™

Many of the “great” creatives, from past and present, attribute their success to daily habits. Each step towards your goal, done daily, even if it’s just 15 minutes organizing your space, helps create the habit of momentum that feeds your artistic flow.

Pros show up even when the going gets tough, and instead of “waiting” for the flow to arrive, they create it. Daily. And this… this becomes their flow.

Pros create flow through daily practice.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Pursue Progress not Perfection

Whatever you’re working on does not have to be your next masterpiece. Better that you get better through creating daily over time. The more you produce, the more progress you make.

There’s a popular story published in the book Art and Fear, of a pottery teacher who separated his students into two categories. One group was told to work on just one project, making it perfect. The other group was told to produce quantity (not focusing on quality).  Can you guess who produced the best AND most work?

The second group.

It’s the process of showing up each day to do your work that makes all the difference. Pursue progress over perfection.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

 

Create the life you want to live, one day at a time.

The Day is the Way.

iCreateDaily!™




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