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By Marlien Wright | 17 Apr, 2023
Dream with your eyes open in pursuit of true wellbeing.

As adults we dismiss day dreaming, or the idea of setting time apart each day to dream and vision.
We can only move forward and find what we want, when we can identify what will give us purpose, peace and joy. Oftentimes we focus on what we don’t want instead, and our mental and emotional energy gets drained by trying to move away or resist what we don’t want. 

In my first episode of Masterpiece & Mess, I interviewed Simon Crowe (Master Coach) where he articulates this process of dreaming and visioning (some would call it manifesting) beautifully. If you would like to listen to the episode it’s available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. 

The link to my Podcast: ‘Masterpiece & Mess’ can also be found on my website home page.

A sustainable well+being practice starts with addressing your mindset, and your thinking. The first step in this process is to identify what you want for your best well+being. Consider all the elements you want to experience as part of your well+being. How do you want to feel, and be ‘in the world’ as the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. So often we know what we don’t want, but have difficulty expressing and articulating what it is that we do want.

This process can require the support and guidance of a knowledgeable and experienced coach to lead you to your well+being practice that is practically and logistically sustainable, as well as suited to your needs.

Research has shown that mindset and thinking patterns have a significant impact on an individual’s well-being success (Seligman, 2011). Individuals with a growth mindset tend to have a more positive outlook on life and are more likely to view challenges as opportunities for growth, which can lead to greater success and happiness (Dweck, 2006). It’s hard to cultivate a growth mindset when you are in the battle against the familiar and old habits alone. This is why the knowledge, accountability and support a coach can offer is so valuable. its when we come up against our old (yet powerful) default habits that we need support and encouragement the most.

On the other hand, individuals with a fixed mindset tend to view their abilities as predetermined and unchangeable, which can lead to a lack of motivation and a decrease in well-being (Mueller & Dweck, 1998). Have you experienced this? You have the best intentions and know you need to make changes, but inevitably you end up letting yourself down, or de-prioritising your health and well+being by prioritising work and those you love? We so easily stumble at the first block in the road; our own negative thinking about our capability to make changes.

Furthermore, research has shown that negative thinking patterns, such as rumination and catastrophizing, can contribute to the development of anxiety and depression, while positive thinking patterns, such as optimism and gratitude, can enhance well-being and reduce the risk of mental health problems (Seligman, 2011). This is all part of a well-rounded well+being framework, not just addressing nutrition and exercise, but how you think about your life, how you feel and think in general (for example replacing a scarcity mindset with a gratitude mindset), this is just one of the powerful tools to help you discover that you are in fact capable of great change and leaps when you address your thinking and mindset.

In conclusion, one’s mindset and thinking patterns play a crucial role in determining your success and well-being. Developing a growth mindset and cultivating positive thinking patterns can contribute to a more fulfilling life with more joy, more purpose, more energy, and more peace.

In my first episode of my Podcast; Masterpiece & Mess, I discussed mindset with Master Coach Simon Crowe. Simon articulates beautifully how taking time to dream and vision can benefit our well+being, link to the podcast is on my website www.marlienwright.com, available on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Should you require my support my next online group Holistic Well+Bring program starts the 1st Of June – you can get in touch with me via email for more information at marlien@marlienwright.com

Thank you for reading. If this was helpful, please consider sharing it with others who may benefit.


Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. Random House.

Mueller, C. M., & Dweck, C. S. (1998). Praise for intelligence can undermine children’s motivation and performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75(1), 33–52.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2011). Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. Simon and Schuster.

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