Mindset is a curious thing. Merriam Webster defines it as “a mental attitude or inclination; a fixed state of mind”. As we get underway in the last six months of the year I have to ask – how is your mindset? Some of us are humming along, knocking down our goals left and right. Others are surprised we matched our shoes before heading out. It can be difficult to keep up the focus and motivation needed to accomplish all that you want in this year. You’re tired and discouraged. It’s great when we get a push from others, but it’s better when we encourage ourselves. Here are some tips.
Review the plan
I realize I say this in almost every post, but it’s important. How do you know where you are if you don’t check the map every once in a while? Checking your plan will help you figure out where you may fall short. You can spend a little more time in that area, which builds the confidence you need to finish.
In the course of reviewing your plan, you can spot the tasks you’ve already completed. It’s encouraging to know you knocked some steps out and are closer to completion.
Have a ‘mirror talk’
Give yourself a 3-5 minute pep talk in front of your mirror. Speak as if you’re talking to someone else. If you’ve never done this before, it may feel awkward the first few times. We tend to encourage others more than we do ourselves, so using a mirror makes it feel like we’re helping a loved one. Give yourself compliments and speak affirmations to drench yourself in positivity.
If you know someone who is going through a similar situation to the one you’ve experienced, build them up. Sharing wisdom you’ve learned will not only help them out but will remind you of how you’ve grown. You’ve proven you made it through before. You’ll make it through again.
Take a break
This can get dicey if you aren’t careful. The break can start off small and then avalanche into full-blown procrastination. It is necessary for mental health and mindset shifting. Whether it’s a 10 minute meditation or a day trip to the beach or a weekend away, take the time to recharge. Relaxing helps you feel less overwhelmed and more focused.
I hope what I shared today encourages you to encourage yourself as we chug along in this last half of the year. Summer is a great time to finish things. The sun is out (and wow is it ever) and the pace is a little slower. I can’t wait to share what I’ve been planning. If you liked this post, be sure to comment and share. Book a call to discuss how I can help you grow. Love and light my dears. And don’t forget to GROW on purpose!