It's Monday and for a lot of us, that means going back to work. Before you go in, I suggest two visualizations.
1. First! Imagine yourself going through the day -- your commute, job, after work activities -- with joy and ease. You feel good and things are going well!
2. Second! Choose your INSPIRED DAY and see yourself having that day. Whatever you really want to be doing today for work and play, see yourself inhabiting it right now. See and feel how spectacular it is to be doing what INSPIRES you and fills you to the brim with passion and love right now.
I'm going to wait while you do this and actually take the time to do it myself. See you in about 5 minutes, which is 2 1/2 minutes for each visualization. Put music on that opens you up and go!
1. I do some tidying up of my apartment, definitely needs it, and I drink a good sixteen ouches of cold water with sliced lemon. YUM! I take my time to dress in a way that is comfortable and makes me feel really good and attractive. I walk to the F train to avoid Times Sq and get to Bryant Park and into work on time at my desk by 9am. Ease. I put in a solid 4 hours of work and accomplish nearly everything on my to-do list (it isn't that long) before headed out to Free Food where I'll buy my 7 Greens juice and then across the street for a brown rice avocado roll. Back to work where I will joyfully finish about another 4 hours of work the needs to be done, so I feel very accomplished by day's end. I will eat the dinner I prepared for myself at home -- fresh spinach salad, tomatoes, blueberries, pomegranate vinaigrette, a boca burger with some lite cheese and walk to acting class. Instead of berating myself for not preparing a monologue, I will show up peacefully to observe the other students putting up work tonight. I will be drinking water or seltzer not more coffee or diet coke to stay up until 10. IT's only 10, not 1am. After that, I will go home and wind down at night with some mellow music before curling up in bed for a great night's sleep feeling grateful and accomplished.
2. I take time to organize my apartment and make my work space totally inviting for my creativity. I sit down and do a few hours of writing, this morning on my play Brattleboro which I am extending from a short into a full length. At around 11 am or so I go to the gym and take a class, a dance class, and stretch my body head to toe. I come back to my apartment and prepare a delicious smoothie using my Vitamix blender. I make a phone call or two to a friend who also freelances, acts, etc., to catch up and connect. The afternoon is spent going on two auditions, one for a commercial and the other for a film. I nail them both with ease. That feels amazing. Then I let go of the result. I am ready to move again and find a short 60 minute yoga class. After yoga, I am back home and do a little bit more writing, this one for a freelance project I'm working on in the health/wellness area. Now it's time to get ready for my dinner. I'm having friends over and I'm cooking. They all come over at around 6:30pm and we eat an amazing meal together. Tons of laughter. We watch a movie together on my couch until about 11pm at which point I'm ready for sleep so everybody leaves except for my boyfriend. And his dog. Done.