Employ your wisdom for the rest of your life from lessons learned.
1. Take notice of your ability to have self control and master your own life; if you smoke, smoke one less cigarette a day, if you are right handed use your least dominant hand the whole day to do tasks like open doors. This helps the brain “re-wire” and tap in to strength based skills such as will power.
2. Increase how much you smile. Smile to a stranger, to your partner, to your kids, boss, and co-workers. Human brains are wired to respond to smiling, and you will see an instant positive reaction aimed right at you, which will help lift your mood and help you to feel good about your self.
3. If you are a driver, and another car lets you go in front of them, make eye contact with the driver, wave and smile at them. This will help you have less road rage and help you to feel good.
4. Begin each day reminding yourself of three things you are grateful for. Look into the mirror when you say it to yourself. If you are right handed, look into your left eye, if you are left handed look into your right eye. This information registers in the unconscious and helps to elevate your mood.
5. Make at least one promise to yourself that you will accomplish a goal you greatly desire; see it accomplished, feel it accomplished and use your imagination to create positive emotions around this goal. Think about it every time you feel a negative emotion and take control of the way you feel.
Renowned filmmaker and psychologist Jan Haaken spoke about her feature-length documentary, “Mind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front Lines,” and its discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological challenges faced by many American soldiers, yesterday at the Humanities and Social Sciences Building.
It's hard to feel abundant when your are working all the hours God gives you, running after the kids, bickering with your spouse and worrying about the family drama which will erupt like clock work this fast approaching holiday season.