What I mean by Mindset

By mindset I mean your approach, your way of thinking, your attitude, your mood. I touched on this in my recent post about 4 Pillars of Good Health, take a read here https://www.jenafitlife.com/4-pillars-good-health/

Are you able to control your mindset?

How do you manage your thoughts?

Do you choose how to behave or react?

If you can master controlling your thoughts or how you react it goes a long way to helping you move towards and achieving lots of things in life. There can be some things in life that debilitate this: alcohol, other drugs, illness…

Beat the excuse generator.

Overcome the procrastination.

Doing something regularly, irrespective of motivation, it will become a habit. Part of what you do; non-negotiable (to an extent).

Life will always get in the way – illness, work, holidays, and demands of others. BUT you must make time for yourself, it’s so important for your health and self esteem. Others will benefit from it, it is not a selfish act to take time for YOU.

Valuing yourself; put a value on your time, don’t let others devalue it or erode it.

Can you conquer your thinking?

I firmly believe conquering how and what you think will be of fantastic value to your life. I’m not suggesting it’s easy.

I don’t have any magic answer to how you do this, like most things in life you need to make the trip in short steps.

  1. Perhaps saying NO to that invitation to something you don’t want to do. Don’t say YES and then worry about how you can get out of it or regret it or worse be there/do it.
  2. Only do the things you enjoy or make life easier- obviously give & take, compromise has to exist to make relationships work but don’t be a doormat
  3. Choose to be positive and happy – why be a glass half empty when it’s still half full 🙂

    Mindset - glass half full
    Glass half full!
  4. Don’t dwell on the bad things, resolve them quickly or look for the silver lining. Always move forward, “don’t look back, that’s not the way you’re going”!
  5. Perhaps devise a positive mantra (a saying or short sentence) to utter when you need a boost or reminder. Vocalise them, write them down
    or share them on social media
  6. Perhaps sharing a goal on social media or with close friends will make you more accountable and help you work more positively towards it
  7. Start a gratefulness journal

Doctor Rupy of The Doctor’s Kitchen (Facebook) does a gratefulness exercise. Three things to be grateful for everyday [he puts them on Instagram Stories see @Doctors_Kitchen on Instagram]. Doctor Rupy has recently said that he has found many benefits to this exercise notably:

“• throughout my day I think I subconsciously look for things to be positive about
• my reaction to the inevitable negative occurrences during a day is much more mellowed and calm
• I’ve learnt to slow down a lot and appreciate the wider world around me and cherish our existence.”

Remember the long term

Sometimes you have to remember why you made a decision or why you’re trying to achieve a particular thing. It may be for a long term goal which means short term sacrifices, then refocus on the long term, be happy! Being miserable in the short term won’t make the situation any better or move any quicker. My daughter and her bf have moved in with his parents in order to be able to save money for a house deposit. This may not be an ideal situation but they have to remember the long term goal when the current situation may be tricky!

YOU have to be in control of your mindset and I really believe conquering this will enable you to conquer so much more in life.

Believe in yourself

Thanks for reading.

Jen x

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