Happy Holidays! May 2014 be your year of amazing and wonderful things. Your year of power & joy!
It’s holiday time full of joy, love and happiness when we get together with our family and friends. It’s time when we feel grateful for all good things that we have in our lives. We remind ourselves about everything that the year has brought us and dream about new opportunities, changes to come.
We’d love to make some changes bring more positive things to our lives, focus on things that really matter to us. However, most of the time we end up feeling anxious and afraid: on one hand there are all the regrets and disappointments in the past, on the other hand, there are all the worries and fears about the future. I know it’s not an easy task to understand what exactly you should change to build up a better life for you and your loved ones.
The holiday season is a perfect time to stop worrying for a minute and look at all the things that you surround yourself with. They can tell you a lot about yourself.
You are a mirror of people around you.
When we look at people in our lives, we see many of their qualities in random combinations. However, what we see in them is directly related to our traits. In other words, when you look at others you likely notice what exists in you, what you have in common with those people. We attract individuals that mirror who we are.
If you see the beauty, kindness or light in the soul of your friend, you see the goodness that exists in your soul too. If you see something that makes you feel anger or annoyance, it’s likely a reflection back at those parts of yourself that you have and do not like.
You get the idea! Be around people who love, respect and encourage you. Work on improving those bad traits that you see in others around you. It’s difficult to realize that often, habits and behaviors that you don’t like in people are closely linked to your unresolved issues. Think about it!
Your thoughts are a reflection of things you focus on.
If you focus only on your problems, then only negative thoughts will stick in your mind and attract more problems and failures.
Try to focus on gratitude, health and life values.
Your body and mind are the average of things you “eat”.
I put “eat” in quotes as it’s related to mental food, as well. For example, I don’t waste my time on TV, I don’t put junk news into my head. I try to spend some time on reading the great books of all times that can give me knowledge and understanding of the world, history, science and etc.
Try to take care of your body and don’t put junk food in it. Read some interesting health findings and how you can use them in your daily life.
We know that our body, health and emotional well-being are closely connected. If you take care of your body, do exercises, you improve your clear thinking and emotional health.
You are influenced by things surrounding you.
It may sound weird, but think about everything that surrounds you in your room. You see those things every single day. They should inspire you or remind you of positive things happened in your life. If not, it would be better to get rid of them.
For instance, some important things surrounding me in my room are:
- Photos of my family. My Family is my only treasure in this life. Even though I’m too far from them right now, these images remind me of how much I love them and how much I can do for them.
- A painting of Paris on my wall. It’s beautiful and it reminds me of my husband and all adventures, travels we had and we will have in our lives.
- A light set like you have on the Christmas tree. It brings magic around.
You are what you do to help people.
Giving a hand to others is a good thing to do. Think about ways you can make a difference to someone’s life. You will feel better and it will bring more energy to your life.
This holiday season is a good time for that, because we all believe in magic a little.
Use the power and energy of the holiday season to take actions: find your people… focus on positive thoughts… take care of your body and mind… surround yourself by inspiring things… find ways to help others.