Welcome to 12 Days of Christmas on my blog. This has become an annual tradition and I love doing it. Each day, for the next 12 days, I will feature an article that will help you celebrate the season, achieve your goals, and maintain your inner peace. On December 23, I will be announcing a $50 Amazon gift card winner based on all of the comments on the blog between Dec 5 and Dec 17. You will be entered one time for each comment. You are limited to one comment per day. You could be entered in the drawing up to 12 times.
Today’s topic is Mindset Mastery.
Shopping, gift wrapping, decorating, baking, cooking, sending out cards, parties, family gatherings, traveling, church activities, and all of your regular responsibilities create both fun and some potential tension, too. You may worry about when you will find the time to do it all and you may find yourself extra irritable. Then in the next moment, you get teary-eyed over a meaningful holiday song or you smile lovingly at a memory from a past Christmas.
Wouldn’t it be great to be the master of your mindset right now? What does that mean? It means, you decide your thoughts and you choose your actions. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and procrastinating or frustrated and doing too much, you choose differently. You make mindful, concious choices.
The truth is that it is easy to get off-track with your mindset. This recently happened to me. I found myself getting addicted to the news. (yes, this is a thing, you can google news addiction).
I had created a habit for several years of limiting my news to about 30 minutes per day and the result of this was that I was a lot less stressed and a lot happier.
However, since this was an election year, I became riveted and started turning on a news channel right when I got up in the morning and checking the news several times a day. My routine success ritual is to write in my journal upon waking. This has been a key to every day happiness and one that I teach my clients. You can probably imagine what happened to me after a few weeks of disrupting my normal routine. I started feeling sad and distressed. Yet I didn’t immediately connect this to the news channel.
After a couple of weeks, during a reflective moment, I realized what was happening. I went back to my morning success ritual of writing in my journal and I returned to limiting my news to 30 minutes a day or only reading my news since television shows make it so much more dramatic. This wasn’t easy, I found myself automatically going to a news channel the moment the television was on. I did have to be deliberate and increase my self-awareness. I feel back to my normal, happy self.
I know how important mindset is. It may be the most important aspect of your life. When you have the self-awareness and the capacity to make deliberate decisions regarding your thoughts and actions, everything opens up to you. Life becomes a series of successes.
What is going on with you and your mindset? Do you need a reset? You can own your amazing power by simply deciding that you are the master of your mindset.
When you decide that you are in control of your mindset, how does that change the way you think about your holiday schedule? Could you take more breaks? Could you decide not to do something? Could you enjoy what you decide to do at a deeper level?
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Sheri Kaye Hoff
Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to do the work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community. Learn More About Sheri