Mindset is every thing. For thousands of years of human existence great philosophers, writers, and leaders understood the importance of a health mindset. In the age of social media, we are constantly bombarded with images of success, wealth, and prosperity. The poor side of social media is that it doesn’t show the dark times. It does not display the lows and struggling points every human being experiences.
There is a lot more to cultivating a healthy mindset than staying positive all the time. Messages like “just be positive” and “think positively” are so overplayed they have lost all meaning. It seems like a slap in the face to tell someone who is experiencing a hard time to just stay positive. Cultivating a healthy mindset takes practice each day. With that in mind, never give up.
1. Feel Negative Emotions
You may be tempted to quickly brush negative emotions under the rug just for the sake of staying positive. Rather than ignore your negative emotions, allow yourself to feel them and process them. Allowing yourself to feel negative emotions is essential to get through them. A great way to feel your way through negative emotions is to journal about them.
2. Take Time To Yourself
If you constantly find yourself working, pushing yourself, and grinding it’s time to take a moment to yourself. There is nothing wrong in indulging yourself when you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Better yet, make selfcare a habit so it doesn’t become a last-ditch resort when you’re overworked. It’s vital to replenish yourself and put into yourself just as much as it is to focus on output and results. Whether it’s reading, spending time with a dear friend, writing, or watching your favorite movie – any of these activities can increase your mental clarity.
3. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Who do you spend the most time with? If you spend the most time with people who are negative, complainers, and those who possess a poor mindset it will rub off on you. There are plenty of ways to find groups of people who possess a good mindset online or through local activities.