How to Change your Mindset
We all know that changing your mindset is incredibly important but also painfully hard.
I see people struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues every day. But, unfortunately, they are suffering needlessly because they don’t know how to change their mindset.
This is why I decided to create this blog about changing your mindset. You deserve better than the way you feel right now!
The trick is to start with your mindset first and then let your behavior follow from there. When you’re feeling down, it’s easy to get caught up in negative thoughts like “I am not worthy” or “Nothing will ever get better.”
And when those thoughts are swirling around inside your head, they just keep getting louder and more intense until you find yourself feeling at rock bottom.
But what if, instead of letting those thoughts run wild, you could learn how to shift them into something positive? What if instead of thinking, “I am worthless,” you started telling yourself things like “It is time for me to take care of myself” or “I am going to make a change and feel better.” Doesn’t that sound like a much healthier and happier way to live?
So how do we learn how to change our mindset?
Well, first, we must understand the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. You may have heard of Dr. Carol Dweck’s work before – she’s the one behind the famous growth mindset.
Basically, a fixed mindset is when we think that our talents and abilities are just who we are: not something we can change. On the other hand, someone with a growth mindset believes that they can learn and grow over time if they work hard to do so.
This may not seem like such a big difference, but it has incredibly far-reaching effects that can affect how we perceive our abilities, whether or not we reach our goals, and whether or not we feel like failures.
And your mindset is why 25% of people will give up on their goal within the first week, and an additional 60% will have given up within the first month.
What Can You Change?
Here comes a common question: “If I change my mindset, what can I change?” The answer is everything. If you’re ready to be successful in all areas of your life, you need to start with your mindset – because that’s where everything starts.
As you work on changing your mindset, here are some important things to keep in mind:
You can change anything that’s not working for you – whether it be the people around you, your relationship with yourself, or even how you perceive other people. It might take time and practice, but you have to start somewhere, so why not start now?
Fixing a mindset problem does not mean you should ignore your feelings or other things going on in your life. In fact, those feelings often result from a mindset issue – whether it be frustration, anger, depression, or sadness.
Be patient with yourself – change doesn’t happen overnight, so don’t get frustrated when you have setbacks or slip up. We all have doubts about ourselves and fall back into old habits once in a while – it’s normal to regress now and then! The important thing is that you keep working on making positive changes in your life, one step at a time.
Many of us have been through hardships and dealt with overwhelming feelings, leading to depression or anxiety. Unfortunately, we accept these things as normal and do not think of them as something we can change. But you deserve better than that! You deserve happiness and success, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to achieve it if you’re willing to put in the work.
So what’s stopping you?
Do you want to succeed? If so, then take action and change your mindset!
What is stopping you from feeling good about yourself and living the life that you want? Is a negative mindset getting in your way of reaching your goals or achieving success? Start working on changing that today – it all starts with you.
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I want to take a moment and challenge you with these words of wisdom. You deserve better than the way you feel right now! Do not let your mental health issues control who you are and what you do in life – take back control by changing your mindset. It’s possible; it just takes a little time and practice.
If anyone tells you that they can’t change their mindset, don’t listen to them because they might not be willing to put in the necessary work to make the changes you are willing to make.
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7 Mindsets: Change Your Mindsets And Achieve Your Goals (2021). Retrieved from: https://7mindsets.com/how-to-change-your-mindset/