Are you seeking a new way to find happiness? Try leveraging the outstanding power of your unlimited mind! Since we’ve entered the holiday season, it’s easy to get swept up the distractions of consumerism, delicious food and tasty winter beverages that are readily available everywhere; during these months I encourage you to also make working on your personal development, happiness and gratitude a top priority.
What is Your Unlimited Mind?
Your unlimited mind is your brain at the highest ideal; it’s something to be worked toward in order to live a fruitful, fulfilling and meaningful lifetime of happiness. Understanding your mind and what makes it work helps to keep it alive, exuberant and dynamic. As you grow in this appreciative understanding of your inner psyche, you will develop increased mind power, creativity and the ability to focus without distractions. You will also discover unlimited resources for creative expression. I like to think of my unlimited mind as the navigator of my life journey, and every choice I make is for its benefit.
Encouraging Mental Strength through External Advice
Unleashing your unlimited mind begins with internal mental strength. How do you gain this elusive mental strength? You do this by focusing on your mental power. Mental power isn’t just what keeps you strong during the tough times and challenges, it also encompasses humility and seeking external resources. This means knowing when to ask for help and advice from experts, mentors and your support system. By learning from the experiences of others, you’ll be able to find emotional balance, common sense and the intelligence to understand what steps you need to take next.
Have you ever received advice from someone and brushed it off almost immediately? Sometimes it’s hard to take the suggestions of others, especially when our own problems seem so large. However, it always pays to be mindful, thoughtful and grateful for the input of others; diversity of thoughts, feelings, options and worldviews is what makes a community strong. Mental strength involves weighing the advice you receive, giving yourself adequate reflection time (like sleeping on it) and working with your unconscious information system.
Let Your Feelings Guide Your Unlimited Mind
To really foster a large reserve of mental strength, it takes the outside opinions of others, but in the end, your feelings should be your guiding compass. You are the captain of your own life path and only you intuitively know which direction you should go; your choices should be made with unwavering confidence and conviction. This isn’t always easy. Sometimes, it can be difficult to make decisions confidently, whether due to the influence of societal pressure, family values or something else entirely.
Luckily, your unlimited mind gives you the power to stand firm when you make a decision regardless of pressure from your spouse, parents, children, employers, friends or associates. Harnessing this inner mind power strengthens your ability to stay out of situations where you will be pressured to change your mind. The more you ask your inner self for answers, the more mental strength you develop.
Large family gatherings over the holidays are a wonderful blessing, but they can also weaken our personal strength. Having the courage to respect the diverse opinions of others while still staying true to your beliefs will improve your relationships with your loved ones, and also help you feel more confident in yourself.
Your Choices Change Your Future
Like all things, developing mental strength and harnessing the power of your unlimited mind takes time and dedication. Just like your muscles need to be exercised regularly and pushed to their limits in order to grow stronger and succeed, your mind must also be cared for daily. Every choice we make has consequences, and each time we make a decision we are given an opportunity to either cave in, or resist the outside pressure from others. No matter how small or unimportant the choice is, making one for yourself can help train your brain to do this every time. Try to make it a constant daily exercise to choose positive choices; not just during the holiday season, but every day of the year.
This is easy to put into practice! The following little tips can help you make the right choices for happiness year-round:
- Eat nutritious foods
- Exercise often
- Smile as often as possible
- Give gifts to friends
- Learn to love yourself
- Make up your mind to be happy
- Breathe deeply
- Go above and beyond at your job
- Help someone else or do charity work
- Practice yoga
- Keep a happiness journal
- Walk your neighbor’s dog
- Write small notes of appreciation
- Foster your “I Can Do It” power
- Pay for a stranger’s morning coffee
- Stop worrying what other people think about you
- Be proud of your achievements
- Eliminate grudges
- Forgive often
Harness Your Creativity to Achieve Positive Results
Once developed, your unlimited mind has all of the potential in the world. When you harness your creativity, you’ll find yourself capable of going far beyond what you currently know yourself to be. You’ll be able to express your fears, desires, wishes and wants in a clear, concise way. You get what you put into this process; if you clutter your mind with bad things, you will receive it back in return. If you overload it with information, you may feel stress or even develop an illness.
When you feed your mind fear, resentment, anger, and negative attitudes, you will get negative results. However, when you nourish it with love, attention, gratitude, thankfulness and friendship, you will receive positive results.
Whether you feel like you’ve inherited creative genes or not, everyone has the potential to be a creative artist. Your chosen medium may be different from those who put a paintbrush to canvas, but we need to remember that creativity has no rules. Maybe you’re more analytical and like to organize items, or maybe you think cooking is your work of art. Whatever form your creative mind takes, all that’s important is that you encourage yourself to try something new and exercise your unlimited potential.
During the holiday season, there are lots of opportunities to get creative! You can hang up an impressive holiday light display, arrange a bouquet of flowers into a vase or spread crackers beautifully on a cheese plate to impress your guests. No creative act is too big or too small!
Find a Guiding Compass
Only you have the power to know how your mind works and reacts; this is learned when you pay attention to its quirks through awareness and quiet reflection. Finding a guiding compass that helps you provide balance in your life is key, whether it’s a trusted friend, mentor, sibling or colleague. You need to know in what direction your mind is taking you, otherwise will feel it begin to swing out of control. Mental avoidance is the fastest way to lose your empowerment. Since your brain is always busy thinking, it may help to pay attention to what you find yourself thinking about most often. If it’s moving too quickly, you can also quiet your mind through meditation, quiet reflection and creative expression.
The power of your unlimited mind depends entirely on you. Your mental abilities become strong and powerful when you are balanced emotionally, physically and spiritually. Embrace the passions that challenge your mind and spirit to keep youthful regardless of how old you are.
Above All Else, Be Grateful
What the holidays are about is different for every person, but no matter how you celebrate, I encourage you to be grateful. You are an amazing person who has had unique life experiences and that is something to be appreciated. Expressing and recognizing what you’re grateful for is something you should be doing more often than just during the holiday season; the happiest people make gratitude a daily habit and something they practice every day. True gratitude isn’t a destination; it’s a journey. However you practice being thankful, here are some tips that can help:
- Keep a gratitude journal
- Call your parents, siblings or children
- Eliminate self-loathing
- Say “Thank you” as often as possible
- Turn being grateful into a game
- Appreciate the little things
- Learn to forgive
- Carry a token or reminder to give thanks
- Try not to complain
- Hug a pet
This holiday season is a wonderful time to focus on personal health, wellness and mental development; it’s just in time for a New Year! If you want to be the best self you can be, pick up a copy of my book, Exuberant Women Don’t Age – No Time To Waste, which shares tips for becoming a new you, or grab my latest novel, At Home Among Sinners, which is a touching story of redemption. It’s a great read over the holidays or as you travel to meet with friends and family.
Lastly, I am grateful this holiday season for you, my readers! Thank you for supporting me as an author and have a very happy holiday!