5 Ways to Develop a More Positive Mindset
Mindset is our accumulated beliefs and thoughts about a
certain subject. Another way to say it is, your mindset is how you approach life,
family, career, money, etc.
You can change mindset, just like you can learn something
new and change what you believe.
Let’s look at a few ways you can develop a more positive mindset
Develop a Gratitude Practice
It’s almost impossible to be anything other than positive
when expressing gratitude. By starting a gratitude practice, you strengthen your
ability to remain in a positive mindset as you move through your day.
To start a gratitude practice, you can write in a gratitude
journal. Each day remember three things your grateful for. While at the dinner
table have everyone in your family talk about what they are grateful for today.
When faced with a challenging situation, find one thing you can be grateful for
There are as many ways to practice gratitude, find what
works for you.
Limit Negative Self-Talk
Quiet that inner critic and negative noise it’s blocking
your positive mindset. Notice the inner critic, name it and the knock it out.
Tell it to shut up, tell it why it’s wrong or completely ignore it. You don’t
need the negativity. It’s not serving you.
Quieting the negative inner noise will help you maintain
your positive mindset.
Create an Inner Ally to Support a Positive Inner Dialogue
You can create a positive inner dialogue by creating an ally
that supports the positivity. An ally that will remind you to quiet the
negative noise or practice gratitude. Your inner ally can support you in anyway
that feels good and right to you.
Some examples of positive inner allies are a guru, cheerleader,
peacemaker, nurturer or any other way to support your positive mindset.
You’re in control of what your inners say to you and the vibe
that they create within you.
Limit Time Spent with Negative People
All of us probably have at least one, or maybe a few
negative people around us. Sometimes they are in the office and sometimes they
are at home.
When the “Negative Nancy” at the office is spreading their negativity,
walk away. Be polite but don’t encourage their negativity. Protect your mindset by walking away or
ignoring their low vibe.
At home, it’s just as important to protect your positive
mindset. It’s okay to say, “I’m feeling your negative energy so I’m walking away.”
And then, walk away.
And, if possible, let the negative people go. It’s okay to
not allow negative people into your life.
Cleanse Your Social Media Feeds of Negativity and Add Positivity
Remove accounts that use negative talk, aren’t necessary or
aren’t bringing in the positivity. Add accounts that support your positive
mindset. There are a billion accounts (at least right?), choose wisely.
Find a balance between being informed and being emotionally
supported. If it triggers you, unfollow. If it makes you smile, follow!
Because mindset it a collection of beliefs and thoughts, it
can be learned, changed and grown. But don’t leave it to chance. Be intentional
about the mindset that you’re creating.
Be intentional about how you’re approaching your world.