"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could..."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remembering your triumphs and letting go of your mistakes is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. At the end of each day give yourself permission to lay it to rest. Each morning is a new opportunity to begin fresh with right intention. In actuality, each moment is a new chance to begin again.
Leave your problems and stress at work. Go home and truly give yourself the gift of relaxation. Try this for a week. Work hard at the office, give it your all, then leave the to-do list there when you go home. Create a ritual if you need to by writing what's left undone or problematic on an index card and put it in a special spot and say "Good night", putting it to bed, so to speak.
Got issues in your personal life? Ask for inner guidance, follow your highest instincts, then know you've done everything you could for today and lay it down. A new day may bring a fresh perspective. How important this issue will seem 5 years from now?
When you come home, take a moment to switch gears and let go.
Try this meditation:
With your eyes closed, quietly relax.
Open your mind to the awareness of your true Source.
Inhale deeply, all the way into your belly.
Visualize pure white light & energy pouring in through an opening in the top of your head.
Scan your body for any tension and breathe into that area.
Relax your face and your shoulders. Let them go slack.
Breathe out- fully releasing all thoughts of the outer world and the day so far. The incoming white light is shimmering golden now. Feel the tingling sensation as it pulses throughout your body and pushes out old stale thoughts and problems.
Focus on this single affirming thought: "Today I am satisfied that I gave my highest and best."
Nothing else matters in this very moment. Detach from the pressures you left at work. Let go of personal problems.
Focus on your true Be-ing--relaxed and at ease--fully present in the here and now.
Affirming this intention mindfully, quiets the chattering of your mind.
In a moment of gratitude be thankful for all that you accomplished, all that you have been given, and all that could happen in a NEW day.
When you're ready, open your eyes and smile.
In the near future, I'll be offering this in audio form. Stay tuned!