More and more people are realising the importance of having a good mindset. For how we ‘think’ about life and the things around us often influences how we ‘feel.’ This has been proven many times by athletes, successful business-owners, convalescents, students and many more.
Although sometimes, it is easier said than done. For instance, we all have good days, when we feel on top of the world and believe that we can achieve anything and we also have bad days, where it can be an effort to even get out of bed, let alone take action that is required to get things done and achieve something.
Here are some tips to help you maintain a positive frame of mind:
Start from the inside out
It may sound basic but eating and drinking the right foods really can make an impact on how you feel. Try and eat a balanced diet consisting of plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Salads and raw vegetables such as carrots, beetroot and red peppers are great for providing an energy boost. Drinking plenty of water is also good as a quick pick-me-up and helps to clear all those unwanted toxins out of your system. Staying hydrated is so important for your health, well-being and mind.
Exercise has many benefits, it is a great stress-reliever, as it helps you to channel and focus your thoughts; and with the increased energy you feel afterwards, not only does this help your overall mood, it also releases those ‘feel good’ feelings about yourself, which in turn helps you to stay positive.
We all need a certain amount of sleep and rest to be at our best both mentally and physically. Getting a good night’s sleep can make all the difference to your mood and frame of mind. It will keep you mentally alert, which will help you stay in a positive state of mind for longer.
Write it down
The process of writing things down takes it out of your head and onto paper, which helps you see things more clearly. When you write down your goals and the actions you need to obtain them, it somehow makes it more real and more achievable
Step by step
Break down the actions you need to take into smaller tasks. This will make them more manageable and take the overwhelm out of it, minimising any thoughts of procrastination, obstacles and doubts that arise.
Take a few minutes to imagine the outcome you want to achieve. If you do this regularly you will almost ‘feel’ as though you have already achieved it. This will help you to move forward with a more positive mindset. Many successful people use this technique before achieving their dream goal.
This step is so important. Remember to celebrate your success, however small or large. This will make you feel good about yourself and is a terrific motivator for maintaining a positive mindset.
You can do this!
By Pamela Sommers
Pamela Sommers is the author of ‘Life Lessons from a 40 something…’ and Founder of SommerSparkle, an award-winning online boutique providing jewellery & accessories for special occasions
Website : www.pamelasommers.com
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