A Positive Mindset Takes Work
Happy Friday friends! A positive mindset is something I have been working a lot on lately. Not because I am not a positive person, because I want to be able to change the way I approach negativity.
Most of us probably don’t realize that the negative experiences we have had in our lives often influence our decisions. Our brains learn from difficult or painful experiences, so it naturally wants to do whatever it can to protect us from a recurrence of that feeling.
Our lives are a reflection of our attitude. The energy you, or anyone else, brings with them is contagious. You get what you give. I know this is so true for me. If there is friction in my house, the kids are stressing me out, or my fiancee is in a bad mood, it’s really difficult for me to be positive.
” There are no dead ends, only re-directions. “Jenessa
Now I am not saying that you should run around with daisy chains in your hair singing Kumbaya all the time. Everyone has emotions. But sometimes if we look at things a little differently we will see positive changes. Having a positive mindset not only affects your happiness but can also affect your earnings! Woohoo! So let’s get to those tips!
Re-frame Your Challenges
A challenge is an opportunity for growth. Read that again. Everything doesn’t always go our way right? And most of the time we have no control over it, which is a hard fact to accept. The one thing we can control, however, is ourselves, how we react, how we approach, and how we think about our challenges. So when your next challenge arises, embrace it, ask yourself what YOU can do to change it. Remember there are no dead ends, only re-directions.
Replace Have with Get
Be grateful. Flip the negatives to positives. Instead of I HAVE to go grocery shopping, say I GET to go grocery shopping. That changes the whole feel of that sentence doesn’t it! It takes your attitude from needing to fulfill obligations to being grateful for the things you have.
Get Good At Being Rejected
We have all been rejected at one point or another. Maybe it was that cute little boy in the 2nd grade that pulled your best friends braid instead of yours. Or maybe it was your last job interview or relationship. Use those experiences as practice to not let rejection harden you to where you are expecting the worst. Because when you expect it, it usually happens. (law of attraction anyone?)
Dump Your Brain
Stress, overwhelm and worry all breed negativity. When you feel like your brain just can’t hold any more, get out a pen and paper and write it all down. It doesn’t need to make sense, throw grammar and penmanship out the window. Nobody will see this but you. Write every word, feeling, and thought that is in your head. Then close the notebook and walk away. You just cleared your mind.
I hope these tips resonated with you and will help you on your journey. If you have more tips to share please leave a comment! If you’d like to join the Crew email list and get tips and posts directly to your inbox, you can do that here!
Until next time!