New Year’s Resolution: Look Inside Yourself and Here is How. You have your Mind, Body, and Health. This will be a three-part blog, today we are discussing your Mind.
New Year’s Resolution: Your Mind
Your thoughts and behaviors all begin at one central organ, your brain. Making mistakes and failure is a part of living and learning, but breeds inner wisdom and growth. It’s the ambition, creativity, and perseverance that keeps you going to find true happiness and meaning in your career and personal life.
Like I have said before, your thoughts can be manipulated in many different ways, so it is very important to have an open mind with clear glasses. This means we do not act like an emotional child when responding to a situation at work or with family members. Remember, we are adults now and need to look at the facts and stay composed before decisions are made. Usually your first reaction to an undesirable situation will make your blood boil and adrenaline flow causing a fight or flight reaction. This usually means a hasty decision has just been made on an emotional whim.
A friend of mine, Jenny, always says, “Life is about the Journey, not the destination.” This is so true on many levels. Our “destination” is universal among all living beings, so take your time and really look for the good in all things throughout your day. Enlighten and enrich your journey. You’re born on earth alone and you leave here alone. It’s all the experiences in-between that count.
Something that could help with this is a gratitude journal. My sister made some of these for our family members a few years back. She so deeply believed in giving gratitude can change the attitude. Guess what, she was right… and the research is there to support it. The picture on this post is a picture of the inspirational journals she used to make.
Being Grateful Can Help:
- Open the door to more relationships. Use the word thank you at least 5 times in your day.
- Experience fewer aches and pains and they report feeling healthier than other people
- Reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret.
- Experience more sensitivity and empathy toward other people and a decreased desire to seek revenge.
- Sleeping better.Writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep, according to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.
- Rather than becoming resentful toward people who have more money or better jobs – which is a major factor in reduced self-esteem- grateful people are able to appreciate other people’s accomplishments.
- Increases mental strength. For years, research has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, but it may also play a major role in overcoming trauma.