Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas Happiness Mindset

How to Master Your Mindset During the Holidays

The quality and experience of your holidays are directly related to how you think. If you want to have a magical holiday season, focus on mastering your mindset and then everything else falls into place. How you think determines your perception, therefore your reality. So if you want to change your reality, it starts with your thinking. During the festive holiday season, it is likely that your activity level will increase. Falling into thinking traps becomes so easy when you are busy and distracted. You might forget to do the things that keep you grounded and centered like exercise, writing in a journal, meditation, deep breathing, and rest.

When you step away from your center, ego takes over. Suddenly, you are insulted and angry because people don’t say thank you, or the person in line ahead or behind you is rude. You feel like your colleagues don’t appreciate you. You forget that people are human and not perfect. Your happiness dips and you may slide into overwhelm.

You have the power to choose your responses. You can choose to pause before you speak or act. You can also use “the pause” to adjust your thinking. For example, when someone doesn’t say thank you, you pause and reframe the situations. Maybe that person is distracted, stressed, or worried. Maybe you can do nice things without depending on being thanked.

Your happiness does not depend on anyone else’s reaction.

Happiness is a decision. You can choose to be happy. You can make that choice without it being contingent on job offers, money, status, relationships. etc.

Your view of success is a thought choice, too. When I coach people, I foster the idea that you are a successful writer, actor, coach, healer, or business person before the book gets published, the role is landed, or the clients come in.

Inner peace is also a choice. You can have inner peace even if there is chaos around you. You can choose to be grounded and centered even in an emergency.

Master your mindset even when you are incredibly busy by:

  • Hitting your thought reset button when you feel like you are off your inner game.  This starts with a pause, and then you can even mentally or actually say, “I reset. I choose to think…(fill in the blank)”.
  • Practicing compassion for others. A little love and understanding go along way.
  • Practicing patience. Deep breaths help. Doing a body scan and noticing muscle tension will help. When you notice tense muscles, mentally say, “Relax, let go.”
  • Staying grounded. Do the actions that keep you centered. Make time for these. If you normally write in your journal for 30 minutes, even 5 minutes will help. If you exercise for an hour normally, and you only have 10 or 20 minutes, it will still help you.

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In Happiness,


Sheri Kaye Hoff, Ph.D.

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Coach, Trainer, and Author,  Sheri Kaye Hoff. is a Business and Life 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 the do 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.



3 thoughts on “Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas Happiness Mindset

  1. I love to play with my mind and change my mindset to be more positive. Also, when others try to bait me into arguing – I don’t engage. That is so hard for me to do but anything worth doing well is difficult at first. Hopefully, my pause button is getting bigger and easier to press!

  2. “How you think determines your perception, therefore your reality”
    I ready your blog post and just repeat YES! YES! YES! – I need to do this!!
    Love the inspiration you share!💙

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