Take a Mental Playdate

Self

When was the last time you reminisced ...

Time for a little homework readers! Sometimes we are so busy thinking about working our bodies out or play dates with the kids we forget one of the most important aspects of ourselves. Our mental state.

Sometimes you just need to take a break and have a mental play date. Stimulate your senses with this mind blowing mental workout that can help reveal your inner potential and just may reveal how to be happy.

Relax and let your mind drift backward in time. Give yourself permission to drift back to a younger age. Let your intuition be your guide in choosing an age. Once you have chosen, imagine yourself in a room in a childhood home. See the furniture, the colors of the room. Can you smell anything, any aromas of food cooking or other odors? Can you hear any noises or people talking? Is there a television on? What show might be on? Can you look out the window from where you're sitting? What do you see?

Take a couple of minutes to re-experience this childhood scene.

On a piece of paper, jot down all the positive thoughts and feelings you associate with this reflection. Then make a list of all the talents and positive capacities you had as a child at that age, whether they were recognized by anyone else in the world or just secretly and intuitively recognized by you.

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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®,  a positive psychology method for happiness. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein. Dr. Barbara can be found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video 'TED' style talks on Happiness, Positive Psychology, Relationships and ParentingShe has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time online, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine. Some of her books include: The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy; The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween and Around Every Corner, Romance & Mystery. All can be found on Amazon.  

Major websites include: www.enchantedself.com, www.thetruthforgirls.com and on Facebook: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein-Psychologist & Author. Tweet her at: @drbholstein or @truth4girls.

This article was originally published at http://www.enchantedself.com. Reprinted with permission from the author.