Are You Truly Appreciating The Day?

Nov 26, 2021
Earlier in 2021, I went through a period where I found myself feeling 'blah' each winter day. I would wake up with a sigh of “let’s just get through it”.
This was an old bad habit that I fell back into during a long stretch of online school, full schedule with work and months dragging on with the pandemic and not being able to be with people.
Then, one day, my husband and I were out for a walk at the lake. Strolling down an alley, I saw a sign on a cabin that said something like “Today is a great day to be alive”. I immediately realized what was missing for me.
Since that day, EVERY SINGLE MORNING before I get out of bed, I remind myself that “today is a great day to be alive”. I feel true appreciation for the day (even the past few months with my mom dying). This is the single most important habit I have had this past year.
You are alive. You are here. The people around you are here.
It is easy to forget just how precious the day is and fall into “just getting through the day”. But when you begin each day, before you even get out of bed, truly feeling appreciation and gratitude for the day, it changes your energy.
You feel good in the present moment (even when hard things are happening). You let go of the worries that don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. You allow yourself to experience the joy and good around you.
So, tomorrow, before you get out of bed, remind yourself that today is a great day to be alive. Feel it. Appreciate it. Bring a different energy and presence to your day.
The smallest habits can change your life.

All my best,


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Stacey L. Olson is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and has 15 years of corporate experience. She works with busy leaders and professionals who want to create more balance, stress less, and still perform at a high level. Stacey is the founder of the 'The Balanced Leader' transformational membership (formerly Be At Your Best program) and offers executive and leadership coaching, workshops, and speaking. 


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