If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself surrounded by negativity more often than you’d like. Whether it’s the news, social media, or even just the people you interact with on a daily basis; it can be easy to get bogged down by all the negative energy.
But what if there was a way to elevate your mindset and stop the negative thoughts in their tracks?
It’s not always easy to get out of the negative thinking patterns that can consume us. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do start elevate your mindset and begin thinking more positively!
Here are some practical ways to elevate your mindset:
Find the positive
Make a conscious effort to focus on the positive. Whether you find yourself dwelling on negative thoughts or not, it’s important to take a step back and try refocusing your attention elsewhere. Maybe even just for five minutes! It could be something as simple as happy memory or a positive affirmation. Redirecting your mind to something positive is the first step!
Challenge your negative thoughts
Negative thoughts can really get in your head and take over, but you are stronger than they are. When a negative thought comes along to make itself at home there’s no time like the present! Challenge these unwanted visitors by asking yourself questions like: “What evidence do I have for believing this?” or even more simply – “why?”. If their answer isn’t good enough then send them packing with one simple word: ‘No’, and replace it with something positive.
Focus on your successes
When times are tough, it’s easy to dwell on our failures, but it’s important to focus on our wins! One of my favorite ways to move past moments of failing, and the negative mindset that can follow, is to review my “wins book”. I keep a scrap book of moments of success, testimonials from clients, kind words from friends and family, and things that make me smile and feel successful. This is an ongoing project, but one that fills me with gratitude, happiness, and motivation when I review it.
Talk to a friend
It’s always nice to have an earful of positive things said by loved ones, but sometimes you just need someone with different perspectives on life. When the clouds seem too heavy and all hope seems lost in your journey through it – call up that friend!
As women in business, it’s so important to have the right bizz besties in our circle! These are the women who elevate our mindset and push us to be better versions of ourselves. Surrounding yourself with these amazing, powerful women is so important, especially in moments of doubt or frustration.
Try something new
When was the last time you tried something new? Something that scared you a little bit? If it’s been a while, then it’s time to get out there and try something new! Stepping out of your comfort zone can be a great way to elevate your mindset and see the world in a different light.
Take care of yourself
This one is big. When we don’t take care of ourselves it’s easy to let the little things get to us and our mindset can really suffer. When we’re tired, overwhelmed, or frustrated, we’re farm more susceptible to negative thought patterns. Be sure to schedule in some ‘me time’ to do things that make you happy, whether that means taking a yoga class, reading your favorite book, or going for a walk outside. It’s important to give yourself a break and recharge so you can tackle each day with an elevated mindset.
It’s also important to remember that one of the highest forms of self care is strong boundaries! We can avoid burnout, mental fatigue and overwhelm when we hold firm to our boundaries and maintain space for the things that fill us back up and support our elevated mindset.
Elevating your mindset is all about taking small steps each day to focus on the positive and move past negative thoughts. It’s not always easy, but it is so worth it! When you prioritize and make time to elevate your mindset, you’ll find yourself more productive, creative, and just plain happy.
So what are you waiting for? Start elevating your mindset today!