• Want Success? Change The Last 5 Minutes of Your Day!

  • Did you know that the last 5 minutes of your day create your tomorrow? I didn’t. In fact I had no idea that the way I ended my day would affect my military life and my small business to such a large extent.  The reality is that often I go to bed worried about well pretty much everything, and it got me wondering…How do you spend the last 5 minutes of your day?  Do you re-hash all the crappy things that occurred throughout the day or do you focus on what is going right in your world.

    At a recent seminar I learned that almost 85% of us spend the last 5 minutes before we go to sleep stressing over all the things that didn’t happen in our lives. Shocking right! I was even more surprised to find out that by doing so we are actually creating more stress and worry because we set ourselves up for  a “repeat” performance. And well for myself, this realization wasn’t good news.

    I’m sure you have seen it, or maybe experienced it yourself, but so often “the crap” shows up in bunches.  The same people have issues and hardships over and over, heck where do you think the term “shit-storm” comes from?  definitely not the people who expect good to come into their lives.  The truth is that when people are “in that place” energetically, good or bad, they attract similar things into their lives.

    I’m sure you’ve heard things like “Some people always gets the breaks” or “Things are always easier for her”….. And the reality is that they may be. Good things come to people who expect good things. And the good news is that there is a reason for it, and once you understand that reason and apply it in your life, you can soon become that person that gets all the breaks!

    It’s really very simple, change the last 5 minutes of your day, and change your life.  It’s really that easy.

    I believe that our thoughts create our reality, and we have to think in a way that aligns us with what we want.  And it is essential that we keep it going day after day.  And the easiest way to do that is by changing how you spend the last few moments of your day.  The reason Susie Q gets “all the breaks” is because she expects them from the moment she wakes up until  the moment she goes to bed at night.

    If you want success, changing the last 5 minutes of the day is CRITICAL to positively jump starting your tomorrow and everyday thereafter. Why?  What’s the reason?  The reason the last 5 minutes of your day are so important is because the last thing we are thinking about is what our subconscious “works on” all night long.  As you sleep, your subconscious mind is actually still working, and consequently affects future behaviors.

    Think of the last 5 minutes of the day as a clearing of your hard-drive and reprogramming it for the future .Even when we don’t consciously know what to do, we “go through the motions”, and by changing our thoughts right before we sleep, in effect we “rewire” our mainframe and act from a different place in the future.

    Instead of worrying, try to imagine things unfolding perfectly.  See yourself receiving good news.  Envision yourself as the person who is living your ideal life, your ideal relationship, your ideal healthy body etc. and go to sleep with those thoughts.  The simple act of changing our focus can change our lives by allowing our mind to subconsciously “work on” finding ways to bring in what we want.

    I know that when I started to spend the last 5 minutes of the day differently, my entire business and mindset shifted.  I stopped worrying and really began thinking of what I could do rather than the things that “could” go wrong.

    So how do you change your life, change the last 5 minutes of your day, and watch the miracles unfold!


    ~Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is a motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur as well as a military life and teen suicide prevention expert. Co-founder of DASIUM, Judy’s books Right Side Up  and Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Riskare go to resources for families and her websites are filled with tips, inspiration and resources for those looking for direction. Connect with Judy at TheDirectionDiva.com

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