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How to Create a Positive Mindset each day

How to Create a Positive Mindset each day

It is safe to say that most health and wellness enthusiasts have heard the phrase “you are what you think.” It is one thing to know this phrase but it is another to put it into action. How exactly do we create a positive mindset so we can live more positive lives? This is what I asked myself a few years ago after reading “You can Heal your Life” by Louise Hay. I did my research, and trialed many different things ranging from praying with mandala beads to long distance energy healing. I found that these daily techniques are not only really simple but are truly the most powerful when it comes to creating a positive mindset each day.

1.Create a morning routine that you adore

My thoughts in the morning used to be something along the lines of “oh shit I have work today”. My thoughts in the morning really set the premise for how the rest of my day would go, so I really wanted to find a way to cultivate a more positive mindset upon rising. Since I have created a morning routine consisting of a delicious super food smoothie, a calming herbal tea, meditation, getting outdoors and stretching, I actually look forward to getting out of bed each day. Now when I wake up I have a little smile on my face and I think to myself “I can’t wait to have me time”. This doesn’t mean that I bounce out of bed each morning with singing birds flying around me, but it does mean that I am starting my day on the right (more positive) foot.

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2.Have positive reminders throughout the day

Is it important to immerse yourself in positivity, in order to have a naturally occurring positive mindset. I have changed my morning alarm on my phone to say “I love you” so I can see something positive as soon as I wake up. I have used a mirror pen to write positive quotes on all of my mirrors and I have positive reminders pop up in my phone throughout the day. Using this little technique of setting reminders helps me stay positive when natural, daily stress occurs.

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3.Work through the negative

It’s no use to simply push your negative feelings aside and replace then with positive ones. The negative feelings or thoughts will only return. The only way to really deal with negativity is to work through it. I love to write in my journal, call a friend, see a therapist, meditate or a write a forgiveness letter in order to make peace with the negative so I can allow the positive into my life.

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4.Practice self-care

Finally, the only way to achieve a positive mindset is to be the best version of yourself. This way you have the strength to work through stress and negativity as well as have the best mindset to let positivity into yourself life. Everyone can reduce stress by taking long hot baths or showers (try adding some Epsom salts or essential oils for an added bonus), giving themselves a massage, lighting a candle and reading a book or even watching a favorite movie. Once you begin to practice self-care daily you will automatically feel more positive as you are relaxing more and knowing that you are taking good care of yourself.

So there are my four tips for creating a positive mindset each day. We would love to hear from you in the comments below on how you are going to implement these techniques into your own lives and if you have any other tips that help you create a positive mindset each day.

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Last Updated on April 7, 2020

4 Ways to Develop a Flexible Mindset

4 Ways to Develop a Flexible Mindset

How many opportunities have you missed because of a bad mood or being stuck in feelings of frustration?

I know I’ve certainly missed a lot. In fact, I can recall an exact time when I missed a great deal of opportunity. I was at a party filled with highly influential people. However, my girlfriend and I had just gotten into an argument because of my irrational expectations of how she would behave, and I wasn’t thinking clearly. I didn’t have any desire to talk to anyone or be open to interesting conversations. All I could think about was myself and my anger and frustration. I was caught up in this story; I was telling myself that I needed to be angry and I needed to show it. I can only imagine the opportunities I missed because I wasn’t flexible in my thinking.

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The mindset you need, then, is one of flexibility and not rigidity. You must be able to go with the flow of events without being disappointed by your expectations. This open-minded approach is a necessity if you want to be happy and experience rapid personal growth. These four ways below will tell you how to develop a flexible mindset.

1. See the feeling for what it is and accept it.

When you begin to notice yourself feeling frustration and anger, use that as a trigger to pause for a moment. See the feeling and sit with it. Don’t act, but stop and accept that you’re feeling this way. Understand that this feeling is just that ‒ a feeling. It’s not who you are, but merely a passing cloud in a sky full of clouds holding different feelings.

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2. Know that it’s OK to feel frustration and rigidity.

It happens to everyone. No one is perfect or immune to anger. It’s OK to feel this way. Give the feeling some space and compassion. It’s impossible to feel thankful and angry at the same time. By giving this feeling ‘some love’, you’re improving your mood and making it easier to come back to happiness. If you think of the feeling as a cloud, imagine opening up the sky and giving it the room to float away.

3. Notice what’s around you ― and breathe.

The key is to be in the moment. Too often we’re caught up in life and it whizzes by without us ever realizing it. Sit back, relax, and focus on your breathe for a bit. Feel it go in your nose, down your throat, into your stomach, and back out again. If you imagine your frustration as a thermometer, the more frustrated you are, the more it fills up. You need to give yourself time to allow it to cool off and that level to go down. Then, look around and be thankful for everything you see.

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4. Realize it’s OK to say, “I don’t know”.

It’s OK to not know how things should be. It’s also OK to not know how things are now. Not knowing sets you up to be able to freely investigate. Why are things this way? What series of events took place that caused this feeling? What unreasonable expectations did I have that put me in this place? Once you understand, you can fully let go and change your course going forward.

I hope these four steps help you let go of your rigid mindset and develop the flexibility to be happy and to experience personal growth. This shift in mindset will stop life from giving you lemons to make lemonade and start giving you whatever you desire. Just remember to pause, breathe, embrace, let go, and move on.

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