Updated: Jan 25
1. Positive Circle
Surround yourself with people who reflect the values you have or want to adopt.
As your own mind starts to change, it’ll become easier to connect with more positive people.
I’m 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 own 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 the best way to learn a new language is through immersion. If you hear this new language every day, it starts to stick and become easier to remember. Soon, you’ll not only understand that language but you’ll speak it too.
New mindsets are exactly the same; if you immerse yourself in scripture, it will change the language of your mind.
Volunteering to help other people can make a huge impact on how you feel about yourself and your view of the world.
It becomes easy to develop a positive mindset 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 of the 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 given moment, but if we put our attention into things we can change, our lives will improve.
A healthy body will support a healthy mind. Get enough sleep, Eat for energy, exercise and prayer are all foundations for all other changes to take place.
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, journaling, prayer, stretching or exercise, and water with lemon
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 days wins. It doesn’t have to be monumental; the point of the exercise is just to keep your focus on the positive things of your day!