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During the uncertain times of COVID-19, daily habits can be comforting and reassuring. Habits can provide structure throughout the day and week, as we make small changes that lead to big results over time.
Expecting can be wonderful when we get what we want. But, what about unmet expectations when things do not go as planned?
Stress takes a big toll on your body and overall wellbeing. It can affect your sleep, lead to emotional eating, inhibit digestion, raise blood pressure and heart rate. Six ways to reduce stress include slow breathing, body scan, visualization, music listening, exercise, and chewing gum. The most important way to address stress in life is through mindset, to consider seeing things in new ways to find benefits over stressors.
In good times and in times of challenge and hardship, you have a choice. And I have a choice. Every human being has the availability of being able to choose.
This choice is about how we look at things and how we look at people.
So, today we are going to talk about the mindset of lack and abundance, why we should care about it, how to do it. And we’ll take it from there.
This choice is about how we look at things and how we look at people. It can really be anything.
Ourselves: maybe it’s our abilities, our personality, our body, our appearance.
It can be the other people in our lives. Maybe it’s a brother or sister, or our husband or wife. Our child. A neighbor. Someone we work with. Someone we know about and see in the news or on the Internet that we don’t actually know.
We have a choice about how we look at our circumstances. The house we live in. Our transportation or the car we drive. How much money we make or the kind of work we do every day.
The choice comes down to the way we decide to see people, and circumstances, and ourselves.
We can either see these as abundant or we can see them as lacking.
This mindset or this perception of abundance and lack is sort of what we might consider two directions, or two opposite orientations about our thinking.
Becoming the best version of yourself is improving each area of your life and operating intentionally from the higher brain; a journey of self-mastery.
This podcast explores the ideas of being “in the box” and “out of the box,” or, inward and outward mindsets.