Mindset Matters! and mindfulness does, too: Join ROI-NJ for our women’s wellness and networking event

Did you know that 42.5 million people in the U.S. say they suffer from anxiety — with women acknowledging anxiety at twice the rate of their male colleagues — and 280 million people struggle with depression worldwide?

While these statistics are staggering, they are probably not too surprising. As you would expect, a quick search of “anxiety” on Google produces a nearly limitless list of resources and sites. As technology continues to evolve, the rapid pace of change continues to reinforce a steep increase in stress levels for us all. But the situation is far from hopeless!

We invite you to join us on July 18, when ROI-NJ presents Amy Arvary, clinical hypnotherapist, author, speaker and performance coach, as she leads an essential discussion on mindfulness: what it is, why it matters and how to incorporate a successful mindful approach into your daily routine. MINDSET MATTERS!

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From the time we are born until the time we die, we spend our days navigating the experiences we encounter during our journey through the external world around us, while also managing our internal thoughts, including our doubts, insecurities, fears and our hopeful feelings, too. How well we align our internal and external worlds is a sign of our ability to gain clarity by finding purpose in our thoughts as we overcome negativity. As Arvary reminds us, once we clear our mind of negative thoughts, we are able to move forward, embracing positive behavior.

The formula she suggests is simple: Our negative thoughts are a series of instructions that lead us to negative feelings — which ultimately result in negative behavior. Conversely, positive thoughts generate positive instructions, making room for positive feelings to take root, which leads to positive behaviors. The challenge for us all, then, is to make time to clear our heads of negative thoughts. Just as we might purge our closets during a spring cleaning binge, so, too, must we dust out the corners of our minds, allowing more space for a joyful approach where negativity previously gathered. To be most effective, we need to rid our mind of dangerous, negative instructions and, in doing so, change the formula that influences how we feel and behave.

As we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no guarantees of what the future will bring. In just one minute, everything can change in a profound way. We have no idea what is coming! Much like the GPS announces it is “rerouting” to a new path, we need to be ready to adjust when the world around us changes unexpectedly. Instead of asking, “Why is this happening to me?” Arvary suggests we change the dynamic to ask, “Why is this happening for me?” In other words, when change happens — as it inevitably will — we need to accept that change in a positive way, showing resilience and excitement rather than expressing fear, doubt and resentment, which all put limits on our options.

In this way, we have all the ingredients we need to be spontaneous and fulfilled as we let our purpose find us. The three critical ingredients that are required to change the instructions we give ourselves are:

  1. Permission: Give ourselves permission to create new thoughts.
  2. Instruction: Create new thoughts to replace our negative thoughts.
  3. Action: Align the new instructions and thoughts to help us achieve our desire to feel better and to do better.

Meet Amy Arvary on July 18 to learn more about how you can step out of your anxiety and start on your own path to purpose with a passion. MINDSET MATTERS!

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