Malapit na ang bagong taon. Ang bilis ng panahon, noh?
Ang tanong, handa ka na ba?
Handa ka na bang harapin ang bagong umaga?
Handa ka na bang magbago?
Or handa na ba ang iyong “balik-alindog” program?
Gusto mo bang ma-sustain ang healthy physical activity na pina-plano mo?
Or your plans to develop healthy habits?
If your answer is ‘yes’, Breaker, we hope that one of your plans next year includes having a healthy mindset, too.
Kasi kung merong habits for good health, meron ding habits to have a healthy mindset.
Pero bakit nga ba importanteng magkaroon ng healthy mindset?
According to Anton Reyes, isang certified life coach and public speaker, “ Mindset is your pattern of thinking,” and we have “Thinking habits,” he added.
Katulad ng physical habits natin, our thinking habits also determine the quality of life we live.
“Mindset is everything,” sabi ng karamihan.
That’s why ngayong malapit na ang bagong taon, we hope that you will have a new and healthy mindset too, Breaker!
Here are practical steps from Anton Reyes, with hosts Jamey Santiago-Manual and Ayie Tinsay of CBN Asia’s online show, Whatcha Say, Thursday!.
BreakThrough Tip #1: Change your diet.
Hindi ito diet about sa pagkain, Breaker ha? This is about what you constantly feed your mind. Kung merong junk food that are unhealthy for our physical body, meron ding unhealthy ‘mind’ diet na nakasisira sa atin.
So ngayon, konting mind check muna tayo.
What are you feeding your mind?
Ano ang palagi mong iniisip?
Ano ang palagi mong binabasa?
Do you spend your time consuming positive things, or negative?
Do you constantly read or watch the news?
May analogy na ibinigay si Anton para dito. He said, “Think of your mind as a garden. Everything around you is a seed. What people say to you, and what you read online, those are all seeds.”
Now, the million-dollar question is, what seeds are you planting on your mind, Breaker?
Pagkatapos mo sagutin ‘yan, konting paalala muna that it is also important that we stay updated sa latest news. Pero we should also learn to pay more attention sa mga positive na nangyayari sa paligid natin.
Diyan na papasok ang ating susunod na tip.
BreakThrough Tip #2: Practice daily gratitude.
Kasunod ng pag-iba ng mind diet mo, ilista mo na rin ang pagkakaroon ng “Thank you” journal, Breaker. Here, you can list at least 3-5 things you are grateful for every day.
Or puwede mo ring gawing morning habit ang pag-ti-thank you kay LORD every day. Whatever is more convenient for you, as long as you practice gratitude.
Pero bakit nga ba ito effective?
Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, reveals that “gratitude is good for our bodies, our minds, and our relationships.” And according to Greater Good, “It allows us to celebrate the present, and it blocks toxic, negative emotions.”
Proven and tested na talaga ito, Breaker. So why not try it and see for yourself? 😀
Also, another analogy na sinabi ni Anton is, “It’s like a seesaw. When gratitude goes up, negativity goes down.”
Aba siyempre gusto nating bumaba ang negativity diba, so let’s learn how to practice gratitude and make it a habit.
BreakThrough Tip #3: Identify the things that are inside and outside your control.
Maganda ang example na ibinigay ni Anton for this tip, Breaker. “COVID is outside of your control. But wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and deciding to go out are in your control.”
He added, “You are responsible for the things that are in your control. Everything that is outside your control, you have to ask and trust God for that.”
Naiintindihan namin na mahirap itong gawin minsan, lalo na’t gusto nating nako-kontrol ang mga bagay-bagay. But in reality, we have to accept the fact that we cannot control everything. What we can control is our response. And it is in our control to ask God for wisdom, and to trust Him.
Don’t worry, Breaker. Sama-sama natin itong gagawin para mas masaya at maging mas magaan! Hindi ka mag-isa sa journey na ito.
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