“You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”
— Glinda, the good witch, The Wizard of Oz
I believe what Glinda said to Dorothy applies to all of us. We have the power to get where we want to go, all we have to do is look within. We already have what it takes to make great change happen in our lives.
Think of me as your own personal Glinda, telling you that you have the power!
The power to turn your life around in seconds.
The power to make instant shifts in your experience.
While it’s true that external shifts like really big life changes might not happen in a day, internal shifts can happen in a matter of moments.
Whether you realize it or not, you have complete control over your internal world.
It is within your power at any moment of any day, to make huge transformations in the way you view things and to alter the course of your life.
Of course, we cannot control the big things that happen outside of our lives.
But we can control how we react to them, and how we control our inner lives.
When you harness the power within to control your internal world, that, in turn, will propel you to make the changes needed for the larger things in your external world.
Big changes that require you to release past hurts, heal your shadow side and realize your true potential are part of a larger process of healing, but everything starts in your mind and you have the power to make the magic shifts required that can change everything about your life, starting today.
In short – it is entirely possible for you to change your life in just one day.
Not sure how?
Here are some clear steps to take to radically transform your life in no time at all!
1. Decide to Change your Mood
Make a decision to let go of anger, frustration, boredom, and negativity today.
Just for today, give yourself a break from the regular thought cycles you go through, and decide firmly to adopt a more positive way of thinking. You will have to make a concerted effort to do this!
But just think about it for a second, do you want to be someone who is angry and frustrated?
Are there two ways of looking at whatever you are angry about?
Just let it go for today, and choose to change your mood on purpose.
Your affirmation: I choose to change my thoughts and flow my energy towards happiness and positivity.
2. Find Gratitude Now
Take a few moments to really appreciate all that is around you and give thanks for it.
Whether it’s the sunlight, your home, your friends and family, your pets, your children — give thanks for the blessings around you.
When you do this you automatically raise your frequency to a higher vibration more aligned with receiving further abundance and happiness.
Your affirmation: Thank you for all the beauty in my life.
3. Grant Yourself Permission to Enjoy Life
I know that life can be a hard slog. You might barely have time to yourself, be working all hours of the day or feeling depressed because you’re unemployed or yearning for a relationship.
Whatever your personal circumstances are, giving yourself permission to enjoy life can only make things feel better.
Today just find one reason to be joyous and childlike.
Do something that reminds you why it is good to be alive on Earth. Do something for yourself that enhances your day for the pure pleasure of sensation or positive emotion.
Think of something that brings you happiness and do it, for the fun and the thrill and the positive emotion.
Your affirmation: I allow myself to have joyful experiences no matter what.
4. Do Something New
Now is the day to follow up on whatever new thing you have been yearning to do recently but never make time for.
Learn a few words of a new language, read a new book, try out a new recipe, call someone you don’t know very well to forge new friendships.
When you get outside of your comfort zone and push yourself to do something new, you change the energy in your life.
You give a message to the Universe that you are ready for new experiences and you create the right atmosphere for big change to occur.
Your affirmation: I allow myself to do something new and open myself to more.
5. Truly Honor Yourself
Treat your mind and body as the sacred vessels they are.
If you normally feel lethargic, do something today to boost your energy.
Move your body in a different way with a dance or yoga class. Drink an extra glass of water, make something nutritious and get to bed earlier. Take time to meditate.
Just find ways to shake up your routine and give thanks to your body for showing up for you.
Your affirmation: I appreciate what my body does for me and I choose to treat it with respect.
6. Allow Space For Your Dreams
Are you making time for your dreams and passions? Do you wish to make your goals a reality?
Today you must include time dedicated to what you love.
Make the decision to prioritize the things you actually enjoy doing that further your dreams. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut or routine, and we feel guilty about dedicating our time to what we enjoy.
So today you must carve out time no matter if it’s 5 minutes or 1 hour, just make sure that you include some time set aside to get lost in the joy of whatever you love doing, playing music, writing, painting, dancing, learning something new. Go for it.
Your affirmation: I acknowledge the power of what I am passionate about and choose to dedicate time to honor those dreams.
If you follow these steps, you will make some huge life shifts.
When you decide to change things around on purpose, you honor who you are and expand and raise the energy around your experience of life.
You give yourself permission to actually choose how you spend your time, how you choose to think, and where you place your energy and attention instead of being a slave to bad habits, negative programming and societal pressures.
No matter where you are in the world and what circumstances you are under, your thoughts are yours to own.
You get to choose them. So choose them wisely.
For your thoughts become the foundation you build your life upon.
You can change your life in one day.
And keep changing it again tomorrow.
Do it for a week, do it for a month.
It’s up to you — in one month you can either look back on a month of incredible soul growth and progress, or a month of excuses and procrastination about why you couldn’t do it…
What do you choose?