We sometimes get stuck in the spiral of a negative mindset. I have 3 easy ways for you to change your mindset right now.
Our mind is the most interesting part of our body, isn’t it? The unique aspect of being aware of everything going on around us all the time means that our mind never truly seems to shut down.
Think about all the times that you’ve laid in bed, your mind racing with everything that happened during the day. You go through every scenario basically replaying the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Not only are you questioning yourself when you are doing this, you’re questioning those that are part of your life as well. It’s mentally draining and it can become a cycle that seems to never end.
Is it possible to shift those negative thoughts into positive ones? I believe you can!
Here’s how you can change your mindset one step at a time:
Understand that your mindset is based on who you are and what you believe.
If up to this point, you’ve been a mostly negative person in your views and your thoughts, your thoughts about life are always going to be the same. Negativity can be something that you can overcome, but it takes time to undo what you’ve created or have been conditioned to feeling all your life. You have to want to change the way you see the world and take off the blinders once and for all.
Start with baby steps.
When you’re presented with a thought, point of view, or action that you don’t agree with, you have to take a step back from the situation and reassess what’s really going on. Sometimes, feelings of negativity come from a quick reaction, which makes things worse because you’re not truly taking the time to assess the facts being presented to you. Weigh out the options of having a negative mindset versus a positive one and try to understand the domino effect of each process.
Shift those thoughts.
When you have a negative mindset it will immerse itself into everything. Think about it… If someone is excited about something and you instantly discredit it, that person and their excitement are crushed instantly. Their confidence and their mindset suddenly turns into a more negative one and they lose steam to talk about whatever previously excited them just a few moments earlier. If someone did this to you, how would you feel? Shift that thought and those feelings and see how you can make a positive domino effect happen instead of a negative one.
Now, once you start making these shifts to change your mindset, people in your life may start to question why you’re changing and start to bring you down, but don’t let them. They are the ones who are so used to you being negative that they will not know how to deal with the new positive side of you.
And, honestly, if you lose friends or damage relationships because you’re shifting your own mindset to create a better life for yourself, they weren’t you’re real friends to begin with. It sucks, but it’s the truth.
When you start to see the shift happen, you’ll become more observant to the things around you and you’ll realize that negative thoughts will come from anywhere and everywhere, if you let them.
From you, from family, from friends, and even from random strangers that you are passing by on the street. The truth is, it’s actually easier to be negative than positive. It’s shocking, but true. Your mindset can make or break the cycle. You hold the keys to changing your mindset because it 100% starts with you wanting to make the change in the first place. You need to know how to block other’s thoughts and actions and place boundaries around the relationships you know affect you the most.
It’s time for you to take charge of your own life for a change. Think of how different your every day life could be if you start viewing items, people, and words in a positive way. You’ll be able to stress less, focus on your own needs, and find that your worries about certain things slowly start to drift away as well.
Say goodbye to that negative mindset that you’ve been maintaining for so long and welcome the positive side of life. It may present a challenge in the beginning, but after a while, your positive mindset will turn into a habit that will start to be second nature and become a major part of who you are.
They say it takes 21 days for a habit to stick, right? Try it out for 21 days and see what happens. Come back to this post and share your thoughts once you complete it. I’d love to hear how the process worked or didn’t work for you.