Think about what you are currently attending to at this moment. Are you thinking about a new recipe you want to try on the new grill you just purchased, something funny a friend said, your loyal dog at your side, or where your body hurts? Are you thinking about bills that need to be paid, your physical limitations, or the friend you are meeting for lunch? What thoughts do you have about your day and how does that fit with your brain's intention barometer? What did you intend your day to be when you got out of bed this morning? So many questions!
Your brain is a powerful tool that has control over how well or how poorly your day goes each and every day. There is no right or wrong intention, but your intention has everything to do with how you decide to live your life. Is fibromyalgia the focus of your day or are the symptoms something you manage in the background, while something you deem more important is taking center stage? Your center stage is whatever you choose it to be. That can be some very difficult news for people that choose to focus their day or life on a Greek tragedy. There may be some tough things to manage or address in your day, but it doesn't have to be the focus. Those things can be assigned less importance and end up being a mere blip on your day's radar screen. You and your brain are in complete control.
So what if you just want to have a whiney, complaining kind of day? Maybe you're just plain tired of fighting the fight every day and your intention for the day becomes a pity party? That's okay. It's your choice and you make the rules. Sometimes a day wallowing in your own self pity feels good. You may decide to have a good cry and just lay around on the sofa. That's okay. You're in charge. You may not want to stay in that space for long, because that would end up being counterproductive. But what the heck, go ahead and indulge yourself!
The intentions that you establish for the day are very powerful; be cautious about identifying yourself as a victim or blaming others for events throughout the day. Remember you are in charge of yourself and when you are the one in charge you also must be completely accountable and responsible for yourself and your response to events. That can be tough stuff! But those concepts alone will set you free and the intentions you choose for your day will remain in a positive realm if you embrace those concepts.