The Harvest | May 03, 2023

Tapping Into Your Innate Abilities To Thrive

By Rory Coulter
Tapping Into Your Innate Abilities To Thrive

Tapping Into Your Innate Abilities To Thrive


We all have an innate ability to thrive, a natural capacity to live a meaningful and vibrant life in alignment with our true selves, where we feel engaged, connected, and fulfilled.

This ability is innate, meaning it's a natural part of who we are as human beings. However, many factors can interfere with our ability to thrive, including stress, negative emotions, poor health, and environmental factors.

Tapping into our innate ability to thrive involves making intentional choices and taking specific actions to support our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This includes cultivating positive emotions, practicing mindfulness, getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity, and pursuing activities that bring us joy and fulfillment.

Here are 10 ways to tap into your innate ability to thrive and live a more fulfilling, joyful life:

1/ Prioritize self-care.

Self-care is simply taking care of yourself in a way  that supports your physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. Self-care is more than just indulging in relaxing activities like taking a bubble bath or getting a massage. It also includes things like getting enough sleep, eating a nutritious diet, engaging in physical activity, spending time in nature, practicing relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation, seeking out social support, and engaging in activities that bring joy and fulfillment. Take care of yourself by prioritizing these things every day.

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2/ Cultivate positive emotions and a growth mindset. 

Research suggests that cultivating positive emotions such as kindness, joy, and love can have a significant impact on our overall well-being. A growth mindset is the belief that our abilities and intelligence can be developed through hard work and dedication. This mindset can help you approach challenges with a positive attitude and see failures as opportunities for growth and learning.

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3/ Practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a practice that involves being fully present in the moment. Mindfulness practices such as meditation and deep breathing can help you to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings, which can help you better manage stress and anxiety. 

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4/ Move your body. 

Regular physical activity can improve your physical and mental health, boost your energy, and help you to better manage stress. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are natural chemicals that can boost your mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Additionally, exercise can provide a healthy outlet for stress and negative emotions, allowing you to work through your feelings in a productive way.

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5/ Get enough rest. 

Getting adequate rest is essential for optimal health and well-being. Lack of sleep can lead to negative health outcomes such as increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as decreased cognitive function and impaired mood. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night and take breaks throughout the day to rest and recharge. If you have trouble sleeping at night, try our bestselling Sleep Blend.

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6/ Eat a healthy diet. 

Eating a healthy and balanced diet can provide your body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best. Aim to eat a variety of whole foods, including plenty of fruits and vegetables. And be sure to supplement magnesium, which is essential to over 300 functions in your body. Even the most health conscious people need to take magnesium because it’s near impossible to get enough through a healthy diet alone due to soil degradation over the last century. 

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7/ Cultivate positive relationships.

Having positive relationships with family and friends can provide a sense of connection and support, which can contribute to overall well-being. Spend time with people who uplift you. Surround yourself with positive influences and prioritize spending quality time with loved ones. By prioritizing communication, appreciation, quality time, empathy, and healthy boundaries, you can build strong and meaningful relationships that bring joy and support to your life.

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8/ Pursue activities that bring you joy.

Engage in hobbies and activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. Doing so can help you to feel more content and satisfied with your life. Explore new interests, try new things, and find ways to incorporate your passions into your daily life. Spending time in nature, such as hiking, camping, or simply taking a walk in the park, can be a great way to experience a sense of peace and connection with the natural world.

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9/ Find meaning and purpose. 

Identify your values and what matters most to you. Consider how you can align your actions and choices with your values to find greater meaning and purpose in your life. Volunteering or helping others can be a meaningful way to find joy and fulfillment in your life. Consider ways you can contribute to your community or make a positive impact on the world around you. According to Dan Buettner, best-selling author of The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, “knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy.”

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10/ Practice gratitude. 

Focus on the positive aspects of your life and express gratitude regularly. Keeping a gratitude journal, expressing thanks to others, or simply taking time to reflect on what you're grateful for can help you cultivate a more positive outlook on life. People who regularly practice gratitude have been found to be more optimistic, have stronger social connections, and experience fewer negative emotions such as envy and resentment. Research also suggests that practicing gratitude can improve physical health. One study found that individuals who practiced gratitude had lower levels of inflammation, which is a risk factor for a range of chronic health conditions.

Remember, living a fulfilling, joyful life is a journey that requires ongoing effort and intention. By tapping into your innate ability to thrive, you can live a life that is fulfilling, joyful, and vibrant, and you can better navigate the challenges that life inevitably presents.