Today I just want to share something with you that’s been weighing heavily on my heart and my mind. I’ve been getting questions from family, friends, and clients about the stress they’re going through, and I don’t know about you, but if your family is like my family, the holidays are definitely spent being around them. It’s not about the gifts, it’s about being with your family, cultural gatherings, and traditions. Similar to most people, I can’t be around them this year due to COVID-19. It has destabilized the way we live and if you are that person that is holding everything together, whether it’s working, balancing life, balancing family, balancing school, you name it. It’s like a pendulum that may be going on in your head and mentally the pendulum has swung in a direction of emotional instability. I am sure that I am no different than you and as many of you are likely feeling the same emotions like disappointment, heartbreak, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, and just a general longing for community or connection.
I consider myself and everyone else in the world as spiritual beings and having a human experience and so right now, those emotions that we are experiencing are human experiences. We aren’t taught how to internalize it. See my remedy is changing your mindset and using the tool of meditation because you can find happiness within yourself. Once you do that, you can then find that happiness within others. It’s easy to identify around you once you find it within yourself. You can start seeing all of your blessings, you can start seeing all of the abundances because it’s all around us.
Whenever we are distracted by saying what we can’t do when there are unlimited possibilities around us, then we handicap ourselves by just reciting the words, “I cannot do,” “What I do not have,” or “I’m not enough.” This holiday season we have to look forward to the future rather than being able to live in the present moment due to all of the chaos that’s going on around us. We’re in the middle of a pandemic, so having a different vantage point or perspective is key. With the New Year coming, how are you setting yourself up for success? If success is a mindset, then how are you setting your mind?
Human connection is what we thrive on and how we flourish. Even in business, the term masterminding is centered around connection, ideas, and nurturing each other so in the time when we’re forced to disconnect physically, but try and connect virtually through technology, we find ourselves trying to fill a void, we find a loss of meaningful connection. Maybe the younger generation won’t have as great of an impact as the older generation, because they grew up in the virtual world. If you’re like me or the older generation, this is tough to adapt to all these changes. In a time when we were told to socially distance from one another, it’s really physical distancing, and if anything we should be more socially connected than ever.
I find it humorous at times when you were told to not do something or are forced to be without, that is when we realize the value of what we had or what we should be valuing and spending our time on. This year in 2020, I have learned to value the importance of peace, mind, and health and that’s priceless. To all the others out there, you have more power and more resilience than you think you have. As we reflect on the holiday season, we need to sit down and reflect on what you have accomplished. The year is over, and we are making the transition into a new year, so sit, be still, and be thankful for what you have and where you are in life. You can begin to create a roadmap for yourself and know exactly where you want to end up. So when the New Year has come, set yourself up for success. Again if success is a mindset then how are you setting your mind?