1. Positive Circle

Surround yourself with people who reflect your values or want to adopt.

As your mind starts to change, it'll become easier to connect with more positive people.

I am not suggesting that you ditch friends who are going through a hard time and need your support, but rather that you evaluate whether some of your relationships are persistently draining and unhealthy.

2. Challenge your thoughts.

No matter how hard we try to avoid them, negative thoughts are everywhere, just waiting to lead us off track and distract us. One of my favorite quotes is from Pastor Craig Groeschel "Your life is always moving in the same direction of your strongest thought"

Challenge your thinking and beliefs with probing questions.

Where is this coming from?

Why am I feeling this way?

Release judgment and possibly shift the thought to something more productive, such as gratitude.

3. Stay In The Word

We all know that immersion is the best way to learn a new language. But, if you hear this new language every day, it starts to stick and become easier to remember. You'll not only understand that language. You'll speak it too. New mindsets are precisely the same; if you immerse yourself in scripture, it will change the language of your mind.

4. Volunteer.

Volunteering to help other people can significantly impact how you feel about yourself and your view of the world. It becomes easy to develop a positive mind when you're looking for new ways to make someone else's situation better.

5. Protect your mind

Wars, murders, and politics all add baggage to our thoughts.

It makes sense that most mainstream media focus on bad news, though, because tragedy sells. It doesn't make sense for us to sit around stewing over this bad news. It's certainly not going to allow for an optimal mindset, one that's focused on ta life with passion, purpose, and confidence.

We can't change the bad things happening at any moment, but if we put our attention to something we can change, our lives will improve.

6. Self-Care

A healthy body will support a healthy mind. Getting enough sleep, Eating for energy, exercise, and prayer are all foundations for all other changes.

7. Morning routine

The first 10 minutes of the day have a tremendous impact on how the rest of the day will unfold. I love starting with my devotional, meditation, journaling, and prayer.

8. PM Reflection

So you started on a good note; now finish on a great note by reflecting on the day. Acknowledge yourself for the day wins. It doesn't have to be monumental; the point of the exercise is to keep your focus on the positive things of your day!