How to Have And Maintain A Positive Mindset
In the midst of the many changes we go through in life, there are also many unexplained rough days. Sometimes maintaining a positive mindset is harder than one would think.
Turning your intentions to positive ones and coming up with a way to change your mindset is key in getting out of the depth of negativity.
With social media being as prevalent as it is these days it’s hard to not start speaking up more, especially when you see so many things that you disagree with, or people who like to make you feel like you are less than ‘average’.
Validations from others don’t seem to be a necessity for me anymore and i am happy about the work i have put into myself.
The older i am getting and the more experience I attain the more that I realize just how unfair life truly is and how little control we have of it. Not trying to be negative Nancy over here, but for real.
When is life really fair? It’s not.
Because when it’s fair for you it’s never fair for someone else.. and that’s not fair either.
That’s what I have been working on with my kids as well. We have a choice to transform things in our mindset as a positive or a negative.
And whichever we choose will continually take presidency over our actions. The less expectations we have of this world and others, the more grateful we allow ourselves to be.
Self love and overcoming pain and anxiety is a process that requires a lot of patience within and for yourself.
Change is inevitable, but we have the choice to choose a positive mindset. That is the strength we need to hold onto.
We all go through seasons where it feels like there is one storm after another, but the good news is that seasons do change and it never stays dark forever.
I feel like it’s important for you to know that no matter what happens to you, it is not your fault.
You have to understand that.
There is a spiritual battle that is constantly taking place in our life and its up to us to decide which side of the battle to fight on.
We have no control over the storms that come our way but we do have control in how we deal with them. The hardest part can be actually taking that control over our life. But i hope you know friend, that you can.
And it might not make sense to anyone else right away the way that you choose to do it, but as long as it feels right for you and what you want for your future, you have to trust that. and go. for. it.
A major part of self care is taking care of your mind which obviously includes acquiring a positive mindset.
1.Get adequate sleep every night.
Most people (like me) need 8 hours of sleep every night. Although there are those that can survive on less. Do what works for you! Sometimes when you get too much sleep it’s hard for your body to adjust to being awake again and when you don’t get enough sometimes you can physically get sick. Be aware of what your body is telling you!
2.Get adequate exercise.
Adequate in my opinion is about 3 times a week and whatever your body is accepting of. Exercise releases endorphins into your bloodstream that make you feel happier and more energetic. Don’t wear yourself out though!
3. Write your goals and envision them daily.
Manifesting our dreams is a sure way to make them happen. What i like to do is write in a journal everyday about what i want and the things i plan on doing to get there. Not knowing what you want can create a lot of stress and anxiety and can take a toll on your mental, and even your physical health!
4.Listen to music that makes you feel good.
Whether it be something you relate to emotionally or something you just enjoy. Music is good for the soul and I highly encourage it. Listen to something that uplifts you and encourages you, or something that fits the mood your in. it helps!
5.Talk with a close friend or someone you trust on a weekly basis about frustrations or things that are weighing you down.
*This one is necessary for me! I have always needed someone close to talk to.. it’s harder for me to deal with things the more I push myself away from them. Lately i have learned that talking to those that are closest in my life about my personal problems really doesn’t do me any good. For some reason it always creates awkward feelings and creates walls that were never meant to be there, so getting a therapist was the best option for me.
6.Don’t put things off.
Putting things off can cause so much anxiety! Holy Hanna life can start to seem unmanageable when things that are important to you and the things that are important in your life start to get put off! Find a way to get the important stuff done first! Priorities.. set them straight in your life! You will be so thankful you did.
7.Set a time limit on your worries!
Allow yourself to feel all the feels. No matter the feeling, i hope you know you have every right to it. The goal is to not unpack and live there. Move forward with positive intentions. I understand that really is easier said than done; but, I want you to know that if even I can do this, that you can too.
You know what’s best for yourself better than anyone else.
Remind yourself of who you are truly doing this for. You, or them?
Know who you are, know what you want and claim it. Learn to love the process, no matter how long it takes you to get there.
This world is full of good for all, we just have to seek it in every thought, every action, and in every day.
If you are your authentic self then the truth is that you have no competition, remember that.
I hope and pray the best for you all today and everyday.