Daniella Whyte

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9 Reasons It’s Okay to Take a Break (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 357)


“Every person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
— Maya Angelou

Most of us work hard at what we do and we may push ourselves to the limit in order to build a company, brand a reputation, receive an award, or make money. Sometimes, however, we encounter serious problems physically, mentally, and even relationally because we aren’t making the best decisions. When that happens, everything seems to suffer.

As a person who aims to make some difference in the world, we don’t want to be seen as nonproductive or feel like we’re not doing enough. The result is that we work and work to the neglect of our health and our standards of excellence. Most important ideas come to us in quietness and a mind that is calm is one of our greatest weapons. Read more…

One Great Asset (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/15/16)

One Great Asset (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/15/16) (Right-click to download)

One Great Asset (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/15/16)
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Your mind is the greatest asset you have.


How the Mind Plays Tricks on Reality (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 264)


“We know what we are but not what we may be.”
— Ophelia in Hamlet

Your mind is the greatest asset you have. Yet, very few people actually spend time thinking about the way they think. Reality, however, is uniquely shaped by our thoughts — thoughts about ourselves, other people, and the world around us. If you develop cognitive processes that perpetuate inaccurate interpretations about yourself and your abilities, you’ll likely limit your accomplishments. Read more…

3 Extra Habits of Mind Maestros (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 221)

3 Extra Habits of Mind Maestros

“Failing to understand the workings of one’s own mind is bound to lead to unhappiness.”
— Marcus Aurelius

The mind is the thinking tool that you use for many different things every second of every single day. Whether you know it or not, there is never a day that you do not use your mind in connection with your daily life. This is why you must have control over it. You must be able to focus your mind on what you do, think, and say so that other areas of your life will not evade control. Read more…

3 Other Habits of Mind Maestros (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 221)

3 Other Habits of Mind Maestros

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”
— Brian Tracy

The mind can be a play ground or a ground for productivity. It is all in how you choose to use the power that resides in your brain. Developing a positive relationship with your mind is critical to creating a life that you enjoy and that make you feel fulfilled. The direction of your life depends largely on the condition of your mind. Setting in place daily mind habits can help you to set a standard for your life that includes less distraction and more productivity. Read more…

3 More Habits of Mind Maestros (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 220)

3 More Habits of Mind Maestros

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.”
— John Milton

There is an entire science in Buddhist philosophy that focuses and guiding the mind into a positive and useful direction. Buddhists believe that one has the power to tame a wild mind in order to overcome any difficulty or face any challenge. Like life, the mind can change at any given moment on its own. It is more fluid than constant. In order to achieve equilibrium and be the one who influences instead of being influenced, we must be in control of what our mind does. Read more…

3 Habits of Mind Maestros (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 219)

3 Habits of Mind Maestros

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
— Frank McCourt

Many of us spend a good deal of time and a good amount of energy and even money taking care of our physical selves. We get lifts, tans, enhancements, contouring, rejuvenation, and tucks all in an attempt to make us feel better and look our best. The body is a terrible thing to waste but there is something else that is equally as important. And that’s the mind. Read more…

The Battle in the Mind (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 211)

The Battle in the Mind

“Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.”
— Karl Augustus Menninger

One of the greatest battles you will ever fight is with your mental self. When we think of all the worst case scenarios that we could encounter in life, more than half of them are dreamed up in our minds. Much of life is a battle in the mind between the good forces that work for us and the bad forces that are obviously working against us. Read more…

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