Our mindset mainly determines the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Mindset affects what decisions you make, how much effort you put into things. No matter who you are or what your goals are in life, there is so much value in developing a positive mindset. We will explore why having a positive outlook is essential and provides some tips on developing one.
The most important thing about our subconscious that we need to understand is its ability to control us – without realizing it! The subconscious can automatically set up blocks when faced with certain situations or people, which can cause you to avoid them.
It is not just an emotional response. There are physical reactions, too: heart rate spikes, hormones get released, etc., which can then affect memory and reasoning skills such as concentration and focus.
These reactions happen outside of conscious awareness. These reactions have a significant impact on outcomes because we are reacting unconsciously based on past experiences.
Our subconscious might feel like it is going against what has been instilled since childhood and resist change! It can be challenging for people who struggle with confidence and self-esteem issues, which also come from their subconscious messaging from a very young age. Fortunately, you can overcome these issues by transforming the subconscious mind.
Here are a few ways to start identifying negative beliefs and build a powerful positive mindset:
Start a daily mindset journal:
Write out what you are feeling, how it makes you feel and why you are feeling this way. When do I feel this the most? If the answer is “I don’t know,” ask yourself more questions until you begin to see what is behind them.
If you find out what triggers this reaction in you and how long these reactions last after they happen, we can figure out how to avoid a negative cycle that will have consequences in so many areas of life.
A winning mindset should be practiced every day or on a regular schedule; when we’re doing something like achieving our goals and dreams, the subconscious will try sabotaging us just because we might not believe in ourselves. That’s why the more you practice the better you will get at understanding what is going on within you.
Here are some questions to get you thinking:
- What can I do to help myself?
- Am I being too hard on myself?
- Do other people notice my self-doubt?
- Is this a thought or just feelings about something else going on in life which does not have anything to do with me?
Allow yourself to free write and let your thoughts flow.
Create a gratitude attitude while journaling:
Gratitude is one of those things that help us deal with all our complex feelings in life – happiness, sadness, gratitude, anger. It reminds us there are always good things happening too! But most importantly, gratitude keeps us grounded and focused on what matters most: If you are having trouble, start with the things you take for granted. Clean drinking water, healthy family. Your favorite pair of shoes.
Phrase it as I am:
I am grateful because of what this past year has taught me______
I am grateful for my good friend.
I am grateful that I can be of service to my community.
Finally, ask yourself the question: what’s the most meaningful or essential thing I can change? How could you make this change? What are your non-negotiables? Write them down.
When it comes to living a positive life, there’s no “one way fits all.” You have to find what works for you and then keep at it until the results start coming in. If one strategy doesn’t work out, try another or tweak your current approach just a little bit. But be consistent with whatever changes you make so that they can add up over time. One thing’s for sure – if you think negativity, expect negative outcomes (and vice versa). So don’t let yourself get too discouraged when things are tough; instead, focus on how thankful and grateful you are for everything good that is happening in your life right now!