The mind pillar is one of the most special and unique pillars of the Happy Life System. The way your mind thinks and how your heart feels creates your reality. Thinking positive thoughts, and reinforcing positivity in your daily life, is imperative to the mind pillar. You must work to find joy in your daily life. There is joy to be found even in the most mundane daily activities. Driving your kids to practice, cleaning your home, preparing a meal – all of these routines and activities can be met with joy.
You do not need to be a victim of your circumstances. In fact, when you choose to believe in your uniqueness and love yourself, you will find joy in everything you do. Life doesn’t happen TO you, it happens FOR you. Let’s dive into the mind pillar and the fundamentals of strengthening your mind for a happier life.
The Four Elements of The Mind Pillar
The mind pillar is one of the most important and transformative pieces to living a happy life. It is the key masterpiece for your child to open their soul to the world around them. We must actively work to find joy and positivity in our skills, habits, responsibilities, and daily challenges. It is up to us to boost a positive mindset for ourselves.
There are four key elements to the mind pillar, and each one works off the other creating the perfect balance and harmony for regular positive thinking.
The first element of the mind pillar is practicing positivity. Being joyous and happy in your daily life is possible, and it also takes an active approach. It is up to YOU to create a positive charge in everything you do. Did you know that gratitude unlocks happiness? Did you know that approaching things from a playful state of mind creates more fun and joy in your life?
Working on being grateful, happy, and joyous in every moment of your day is life-altering. Positivity is a choice. It’s a practice. It takes work, mindfulness, and a determination to see life circumstances from a place that uplifts your energy.
For far too many years, society has been drilling into us that reality is harsh. However, this is not always the case. We are energetic beings. You can bring the energy you want into your life by practicing good and positive energy in everything you do. This doesn’t mean there won’t be tough times. But what can you learn, and how can you shape yourself from hard times?
Shifting a negative circumstance to a positive one can be as simple as reframing it in your mind. Ask yourself, “How can I learn from this” or “How can this experience serve me.” Living with a fear-based mindset and negativity leads to failure. It is up to you to create your own reality based on your own energy and your own intentional thoughts.
Here are some simple and transformative ways to start shifting and improving positivity in your mind pillar:
- Practice a happy attitude
- Practice positive communication
- Practice positive self-talk
- Practice positive self-affirmations
You are the creator of your own life. Shift your language, shift your feelings, and reframe your thoughts. You will see immediate results in your mindset and your mood.
If you are living in chaos, with negative thoughts and a lack of positivity, your mind will weaken. The mind-body connection is real and powerful. You must develop a mindset that is anchored in practices and principles that enrich your life. It is a well-known fact that you get the energy back that you put out. This applies to science, communication, and in personal relationships.
Shifting your mindset takes practice and diligence. We need to train our minds to think the way we want them to and to reject negative thoughts that don’t serve us. A great way to start examining your mindset is to ask yourself a few simple questions:
“What outcome do I want to create?”
“Am I living my life with intention?”
“How can I make this situation fun and joyous?”
Unfortunately, fear is coming into our consciousness at every level. It’s all around us in today’s society! However, you have the full power and capability to focus your intention on positive things and create positive outcomes. This takes deliberate concentration and deliberate thinking.
I have personally found that when you find things you love about yourself, it drastically shifts your mindset. What do you love about yourself? What do you love about others? Are you communicating the things you love about others to them?
How can you improve your mindset on a daily basis? Here are some great ways to dive into this element and work on shifting your mindset.
- Focus on one thing you want to manifest each day
- Say three things you are grateful for
- Tell another person something you are grateful for about them
- Give thanks to the food you eat
- Take a gratitude walk
- Connect with nature for at least 15 minutes a day
When working with your child, leading by example is imperative. Let them see your authentic self. Let them see how you are shifting your own mindset, and ask them how they could work on shifting their own. We are the creators of our own lives – empower your child with this concept.
Education is a key element in the mind pillar. You must teach your child to have an open heart when it comes to learning. As human beings and living organisms, we are here to learn, grow, and even make mistakes. It’s okay to feel all the feelings that come with this – the good and the bad. Education and knowledge are the greatest gifts we have been given as humans.
There will always be obstacles in life, this is inevitable. But how can you learn from these obstacles? How can you use the obstacles you face in life to adapt, grow, and get better? How can your children use these?
There is no better teacher on this planet than mother earth and life itself. Open your heart to saying, “I am here to learn and evolve.” Open your child’s heart to the same. There is no better school than LIFE SCHOOL. Life is your greatest teacher.
In order to incorporate the education element of the mind pillar into your daily life, here are six things you could start to explore and practice:
- Learn something new
- Learn a new word every day
- Read something that interests you
- Practice staying focused during school or reading
- Research something you don’t know about
- Practice identifying false information around you
It’s common to run into resistance to the education element with your child. There will be days they don’t want to go to school, subjects they will struggle with, or things they find boring or uninteresting. Education should not be stressful. Instead, shift the mindset, change the role, and allow your child to become the teacher in their own life.
I GET to learn today, instead of I HAVE to learn today. Listen, understand, and acknowledge your child when it comes to education. And remember, we are all working towards progress, not perfection.
With a determined heart and a determined mind, anything is possible. With determination comes willpower, however, it is up to YOU to personally make the choice to see things through. Today’s modern society is full of instantaneous results. However, this is often hindering us and our children. Instantaneous results don’t teach us to be resilient or determined.
Any journey worth taking requires work and effort. A journey that does not require work and effort to achieve does not make you feel accomplished. Teach your child that not all roads in life are easy. Challenges are important. They help to mold and shape who we grow into and how we tackle obstacles.
Here are some great ways to embark on building more determination in your life:
- Take five deep breaths at the start of your day
- Challenge yourself to something difficult and overcome it
- State positive affirmations about your ability to succeed
- Confront a problem you’ve been wanting to give up on and overcome it
You can’t accomplish goals for others. However, you can create a space for others to accomplish their own goals. Don’t micromanage your child. Instead, allow them space to follow through and achieve their own goals through action. This gives them the confidence and empowerment for success in life.
The Hidden Enemy of the Mind Pillar
The hidden enemy of the mind pillar is negativity. When you focus your life on negativity, you create scarcity in your life. Negativity leads to lack and limitations. There is nothing more crippling than a fear-based mindset. Operating out of fear minimizes your brilliance and your power. Furthermore, it creates stress and pressure.
There are two basic choices in life: positivity and negativity. A positive mental mindset is what opens up the door to a successful life. Will you choose to be a victim of your circumstance, or will you choose to be empowered? Will you allow your child to be a victim, or will you help your child to be empowered?
Become the Creator of Your Life
Your mind is a garden, and it is up to you to grow positive or negative thoughts. You shift your own mindset by the things you consume daily. What you watch, the music you listen to, the people you surround yourself with, and the places you frequent. All of these things help to shape and mold our daily mindset.
Fortunately, you are in control of all of these things. You have the power and ability to make changes to these things whenever you want to. Become the creator of this pillar for yourself. What makes YOU feel good? What are important things in your life that apply to the mindset pillar?
Create a plan for yourself and work towards reaching it with positivity. How fast you get there doesn’t matter. What matters is that you took the steps and took action to achieve your goal. You were determined. You took on adversity and challenges, and you met them with joy and from a space of learning and growing.
Cancel, clear, and delete negative thoughts from your life. Utilize intentional awareness to think in a way that best serves you and brings value to your life. Believe in your own uniqueness and teach your children to do the same. It is up to YOU to shift your mindset and meet life with beauty, joy, and playfulness.