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Every moment of every day, our attitude and energy impact those around us. Whether we infect people in a good or bad Everyone you come into contact with can teach you something – if you let your mind be open. In this episode, Jen discusses the dangers of a closed mind and shares the benefits of including those you often exclude. When you open your mind, you will find that you also open up your life to more amazing people. 

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SHOWNOTES

I’m curious about all things in life, and I love to hear what others think. I know now that everyone and everything is a gift that I can learn from or add value to my life.

I wasn’t always this way. I used to be close-minded and firm in my opinions. But I changed, and it did come with the wisdom of age. Now I have an insatiable sense of curiosity.

Is it good and helpful to have an open mind and be curious?

The definition of an open mind is to be: 

“Approachable, impartial, observant, tolerant, broad-minded, interested, perceptive, persuadable, unbiased, understanding, acceptant, acceptive, swayable.”

What’s the flip side to not being open-minded? Narrow-minded, and this is a frustrating place when nobody else agrees with you.

you become frustrated when nobody else agrees with you

Being curious has been a skill that I have been able to develop consciously – and it has been totally worth it. It has brought way more exciting people into my life compared to when I was more closed-minded.

How do you develop an open mind?

  • Embrace and accept that you’ve had a closed mind. Choose to operate differently.
  • Argue for the other side, look at both sides and then make your choice.
  • An open mouth often indicates a closed mind unless it’s open to ask questions.
  • Learn to listen, not to put in your opinion but to be genuinely interested in what they have to say
  • Include those you exclude. 
  • Go with someone else’s plan.
  • I learned to be approachable. Impartial. Observant. Tolerant.

This was a challenge for me as I had always been a lone wolf. But my pandemic bonus has been finding friends to hang out with at home. I used to wait for others to come to me. Now, in keeping an open mind, I actively search out people with different opinions or more knowledge to learn more.

Healthy Life Hacks

The Healthy Life Hacks I want to share with you today are:

  1. Practice active listening and stay present
  2. Try new things on. Say yes more often
  3. Let yourself be a work in progress

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