People talk about mindset all of the time because it is such a huge and important part of our lives. We stay happy and get through life by having a positive mindset. One thing a lot of people don’t talk about is how to stay consistent with working on mindset. In this episode I share five techniques that can help you to stay consistent with having a positive and abundant mindset.
First of all, what is mindset? Your mindset is how you view the world and your life. Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Is the world working against you, or for you? There are many different types of mindset out there, but I really focus on the idea of having a negative mindset or a positive mindset. I believe having a positive mindset is the way to go, you see the good things in the world, even if they seem small. Having a positive mindset will make you a happier person. So how can you stay consistent with keeping a positive mindset?
The first thing you can do to keep consistent is to have a morning ritual. When you wake up in the morning what routine do you have? I personally do my priorities of practice every morning. That includes doing my gratitude’s, affirmations, and journaling about my workout and other things. I do all of those every single morning, it is a habit of mine that I build into my day. That can take me between 5-10 minutes, not including the time it takes me to work out. Your ritual doesn’t need to take a ton of time, it can be anywhere from 1-2 minutes long all the way to and hour plus. It all depends on what you do. Find what works best for you to give you a positive mindset and keep it up every single day. Even if you miss a day, you can come right back to it the next day. Know that it is ok to fall off the wagon every once in a while, as long as you climb back on. If you want personal help with figuring out what works best for your morning ritual, message me, I’m here to help you.
The second technique is to do the work daily and to trust the process. Changes are not going to happen overnight. Most people tend to notice a few changes after about five days, then after a week or two they start to notice a few more. The longer you do it, the more you are going to see and feel, but you need to keep it up and work on it.
My third tip for remaining consistent with having a positive mindset is to do the work even when you don’t feel like doing it. If you wake up and don’t want to get out of bed and work out, don’t just decide to stay in bed. Get up and do what you need to do. Complete your morning ritual and keep on working through it. Now if you’re injured, that’s a different story. Don’t do anything that could potentially harm you further, don’t do anything that will set you back. Listen to your body and do what you feel is right. If part of your morning ritual is to write in your journal but you just don’t feel like doing it. Do it anyway. Write that you don’t want to write in your journal, it doesn’t need to be a masterpiece. Just do the work. When you are really struggling, remember your reasons for why you want to have a positive mindset. Think of the things that you want to achieve or be better at.
A fourth strategy is to set up check-ins for yourself. Maybe set an alarm or a reminder on your phone so that you remember to check in with your mindset. It could be randomly throughout the day or scheduled in. An example from my life is when my dogs are at the door and barking like crazy. It can irritate me, and when I start to get mad and upset I remember to hold on for a minute and check in with my mindset. I breathe for a minute and everything is ok again. Having an accountability partner is also very helpful. It can be anybody that you know. Having somebody to just check in on you at a set time each day is incredibly helpful, and you can check in on them as well.
One final thing that can help you stay consistent is to let go of expectations. Let go of whatever you think your mindset should be or where it’s going. Many times we can let go of our goals or our dreams because we think they should happen faster than they are, and we get discouraged so we let them go. Let go of where you want this to go, enjoy the journey and let go of the things that can make you falter or fall or get discouraged.
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