We get bombarded with all the things as moms and women, in general. Did I remember to do this? Did I get that done? What was I doing? Quite often, what happens is that we have so many things on our plate, and our focus has shifted so many times that we forget what we set out to do in the first place. We end up frustrated, irritable, and feel exhausted. Sound familiar?
Mindset is not something that is just there. It is something that requires your attention so that it can become habitual. It becomes just “how you are.” It’s like a gradual growth within you. You and the others around you will see it, feel it, and experience it. Your demeanor will be different – a better different.
Here are some tried and true practices that will help you have a healthy mindset.
- Read. Read personal development books that engage YOU and make you want to become a better YOU. I suggest you read daily for about 20 minutes.
- Surround yourself with positive individuals in your world who are success-driven and will never settle for mediocre. You will rise to their caliber. I found my tribe; a small group of friends I will always take advice or suggestions based on their successes and lifestyles.
- Practice reframing. Let’s face it, negative thoughts come at us (thousands per day), so we need to practice how to change them into positive rhetoric to get us unstuck and moving in the right direction.
- Gratitude journaling. You can shoot for as many as possible, but journal at least ten things each day you are grateful for. You cannot be truly grateful and experience a negative emotion at the same time. Your state for the day will be gratitude-oriented, and you will have a “conquer all” mindset.
- Get active. Move your body. It doesn’t matter how (unless you want specific results). Just move. You like to walk? Walk. You like to hike? Hike. You like to lift? Lift. You like Yoga? Do Yoga. Your body, both mental and physical, is all intertwined. They feed on one another. Do your body good!