Each day, we wake up to take on the world. We continue our lives through each passing moment. Despite the cliché, every day is truly a new day. Let’s be grateful we’re able to take another breath. Once you wake up, you may realize the grand opportunities being presented to you. Understand the power given at the restart of every morning.

Here are seven realizations about today being a new day.

Today is not yesterday

Yesterday and today are entirely separate experiences. Today does not have to look like yesterday. You woke up in the present. “Right now” is the present. Learn from the past, but never keep yourself there. Remember, you have the power to create a brand new day.

What you did yesterday is not guaranteed for today

What happened yesterday has no need to carry into today. Any bad feelings or disappointments can be left in yesterday. In fact, grudges only survive if you hold those feelings. Likewise, any good habits or fun memories can be left in yesterday. Try your best every day. You can certainly say goodbye to what you do not invest into. Consistency will help you grow positivity in your life. Life is up, down, and in-between.

You have a chance to make amends

If you did have any mishaps or awkwardness from yesterday spilling into today, you have a chance to make amends. No one likes feeling like there is a weight on their shoulders. In any case, whatever is bothering you does not have the power to hold you. Today is an opportunity to release yourself from the past. Whether you reach a solution today or another day, use this new day to be one step closer to resolving unsettled feelings.

You have a chance to continue what you started

If you do have good habits you were building, you can use today to keep building. Find inspiration in continuing your journey to being better. Be stronger with each day. All the plans, hopes, and promises you made can live on today. Since you are continuing, you will be able to see your progress. The progress can be slow, which includes habits or plans you stopped. Pick up the baton, and continue forward.

Today is another day to learn about yourself

Your relationship with yourself is ongoing. Like you learn to love yourself, learning who you are is a process. You will be met with new experiences as you live your life. Each day will give you an opportunity to learn about yourself. Things like: preferences, likes, dislikes, morals, quirks, and weak points. Not to mention, learning who you are will be your greatest love story, even if you don’t fully figure yourself out. Understand that personal growth will bring changes, but that’s when you learn the most.

Today is another day to enjoy your life

As we all hustle to form a life we dream of having, we regularly ignore the finer things in life. Of course by finer, I mean the best things in life, and as we all know the best things in life are those small, average moments.

Ultimately, you get to appreciate the simple, everyday aspects of life. All the unique characteristics of your life create the background of your life’s story. Whether your neighborhood sounds the same every morning, or you pass the same person during your daily commute, those small moments are to be cherished.

Change is at your fingertips

You have the power to magically alter your life, simply by being spontaneous. Change up your routine, your hair, your mindset, or any aspect of your life. Switch up your choices to discover a new life. Therefore, make all the changes you like. The power of change is a great one. Granted, you may not be able to change everything you would like to, as that is part of life. Feel the liberation of what you can change.

See how wonderful each day is? Tomorrow will soon be today. With this in mind, you will have another chance to experience all seven realizations. Keep the ideas with you for the rest of your days. Cheers to seeing new mornings! Cheers to a new day!