You Need To Unlock a Healthy Mindset
What is a Healthy Mindset
Tips for a Healthy Mindset
- Accept yourself
- Identify things not helping you and get rid of them!
- You can do it – Belief in yourself.
- Watch your mouth – Language.
- Everything you think is not true.
- You can NOT control everything.
- Think about what you CAN control
- Treat yourself
- Think before you act
- Smile before you speak
- Choose Positive People
- Set healthy boundaries
- Give your whole heart.
- Eat Healthy Food
- Take a deep Breath
- Keep a check on your physical health
- Go Outside
- What drives you? Find your Passion
- Do your best
- Always be open to learning
- Read a book
- Choose a daily affirmation
- Create A Vision Board
- Laugh out loud
- Keep A Journal
- Find a hobby
- Be Grateful
- Give in the community
- Turn off the electronics
Examples of Daily Affirmation
Healthy Mindset Quotes
Healthy Mindset Book Recommendation
Positive Mindset YouTube Video
This post could not come to me at a better time. I have an editorial calendar for this blog, and I plan a month or so of the post at a time. Well, I had a horrible day before I was supposed to work on this article. My mental health was significantly affected.
I opened my laptop and sat down to write, and I saw this title and said, “HELL NO! I am not writing that today!” I struggled the entire day with not even trying.
Now I need to catch up because of my poor mindset. I let two days go by with no action other than crying and sleeping.
That is a brief example of what a poor mindset can be like but what is so much better is having a healthy mindset! It is ok to fall off and need to stay in bed but don’t let it become a rut!
What is a Healthy Mindset?
A healthy mindset is when you can accept yourself with love. It is taking care of yourself and positively seeing yourself and the world around you. It is how you view your relationships and work life.
We will look at a long list of ways to create a healthy mindset for yourself. Having a positive mind is a choice that you make every day!
Tips for a Healthy Mindset
I have compiled a long list to help you set a positive and healthy mindset. You may want to do all these things or just a few. You do not need to go full steam and try to change your life in a day!
Making the decision that you want to be positive is the first step! It is an everyday commitment because, believe me, something will happen, and you might fall back to your old ways, but you need to have checks in place to set yourself back on the right path.
1) Accept Yourself
This might sound corny, but I want to point out that when you DON “T accept yourself, what it looks like. You are forever in a struggle in your mind. You can honestly hate yourself. Everything about you is wrong. Can you be nice to people around you? Can you do well at your job?
Accepting yourself is saying, “This is me! and I love my perfections and flaws all the same”
2) Identify Things Not Helping You and Get Rid of Them!
I am not picking on anyone here. But some habits like smoking cigarettes do not help you. You might think that they help you, but they really do not.
You may think that your friend, Ms. Negative Nelly, is annoying to be around, but you have just known her for so long that you put up with it.
Things or people that bring you down honestly need to go. It is tough to break habits. The longer you are surrounded by negativity, the harder it is for you to get positive.
3) You Can Do It - Belief in Yourself.
If you believe in yourself, you can do anything! Having faith in yourself is so powerful! When you believe, you throw out self-doubt and have confidence that you can do what you set your mind to!
4) Watch Your Mouth - Language
Self-talk is also powerful! You can change yourself in a split second by what you say in your mind. “I’m a failure” that there will stop any progress from going forward. You have basically quit. When you say it out loud to other people, they might also start seeing you as a failure.
Word can uplift or cut down. Be careful what you say about yourself and others.
5) Everything You Think is Not True.
This is directly related to the above but can include what you think about other people or other things. You might think your new boyfriend is the greatest love of your life. Keep your mind open, and pay attention to those little red flags flying everywhere.
6) You Can NOT Control Everything.
If you were to try to control everything, you would be emotionally defeated and exhausted. You can not do it! INSTEAD…
7) Think About What You CAN Control
You might not be able to control how someone treats you, BUT you CAN control how you respond. If you are uncomfortable in your body because you are overweight, you can change this with diet and exercise. You could also practice acceptance and say as long as I am healthy, I am beautiful the way I am!
8) Treat Yourself
Buy yourself a little gift or make yourself something that you really like. You are working hard at life, and you should treat yourself sometimes! Money is always readily available, so I suggest something other than buying something big, but maybe some tiny flowers from your local convenient store or a book you have been wanting.
Set a schedule, so you buy something other than random stuff all the time. I say for myself that I can purchase something or treat myself special once a week.
9) Think Before You Act
Giving yourself time to think things through will lead to a positive mindset. If you are jumping into things uninformed and everything falls apart around you, that can lead to destructive thoughts.
Being prepared will make a lot of difference in how you look at things.
10) Smile Before You Speak
It is proven that if you smile before you answer a ringing phone, you are more likely to have a pleasant tone to your voice! A smile can have the same effect in person. It makes situations easier to deal with.
11) Choose Positive People
We already talked about losing Ms. Negative Nelly earlier. When you surround yourself with negative people, you will also become negative. You can try to bring them up, but it is a no-win battle. People who are constantly negative do not have a healthy mindset.
12) Set Healthy Boundaries
Every relationship needs healthy boundaries. You need to know what you will accept or agree to and set those marks in place.
If you never tell your Grandma that you go to bed at 8 pm, so calling after that would not be acceptable, then how will she know? If you have told her and she calls anyways, that disregards your boundaries.
13) Give Your Whole Heart.
If you are certain that all intentions are good, love with your whole heart!!! Nothing feels better than loving someone or something truly. It doesn’t have to be a person. It can be your pet or your hobby. If you love, love fully.
14) Eat Healthy Food
Candy and cakes are fun in moderate potions. You will not feel well if you just eat junk all the time. I have a terrible habit of being busy and just eating peanut butter crackers for lunch. That is not real food!! (I’m saying that to myself there!!)
15) Take a Deep Breath
Taking a second to take a deep breath helps so much!! I use it to aid with my mental health.
There are so many benefits to deep breathing. Here are a few:
- Decrease stress
- Increases energy
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves digestion
Exercise is not only to keep your body fit but also your mind! Did you know that regular exercise releases feel-good endorphins? And natural cannabis-like brain chemicals. I am not joking! I learned this from the Mayo Clinic.
17) Keep a Check on Your Physical Health
See your doctor regularly, and take all the necessary steps to keep your body in good shape. It doesn’t matter how positive you are. Your mindset will not be happy if you are dealing with illness. So many sicknesses can be treated if caught early.
18) Go Outside
Sounds simple! Fresh air does your mind and body good! Did you know that exposure to the sun’s rays helps your body to get vitamin D? It also helps to boost your immune system. In a study by the NIH National Institute of Health, walking outside increased creativity in 81% of the participants.
19) What Drives You? Find Your Passion
What is your passion?? What do you get so lost in that you lose track of time? What can you talk about for hours? What do you find enjoyable, meaningful, and important? Finding this thing and enjoying it will be great for your healthy mindset.
20) Do Your Best
When you know that you have done your best, you feel so accomplished! You will be proud of what you can do when you do your best!
21) Always Be Open to Learning
Even if you have the most extensive amount of learning and every degree you can earn, learning should never stop! The world and everything in it is constantly changing. There is always something new to learn.
Learning is fun! You can learn about a new hobby you are interested in, your favorite author or animal, and even different places.
22) Read a Book
I can honestly get lost in a book! It is healthy for your mind to imagine things. When you are reading, you are exercising your brain! You can read a book to learn or read books for entertainment. Either way, it will definitely improve your mindset.
23) Choose a Daily Affirmation
There is actually a science to daily affirmations. You can reprogram your subconscious mind to let go of your negative beliefs about yourself, which will result in higher self-esteem and more positive thoughts.
It is a form of positive self-talk, and let me tell you. It is powerful! If you tell yourself daily for 356 days (for example) that you are smart. You will believe it!
There is also a power of attraction, which means you will attract positive things if you send out positivity. The same goes when you are a grumpy Gus!
Check out the end of this post for some positive daily affirmations!
24) Create A Vision Board
A vision board is a place where you can SEE your goals and priorities. In case you don’t know what that is, I will explain. It can be a simple poster board or cork board with pictures, words, or items to show you your goals. You then post it somewhere you can see, and it will help you visualize your goals.
My vision board might be a picture of a person smiling on their computer. I would see that and think I made someone feel better by reading my blog. Or it might be a picture of the Instagram image. I know I have a goal to increase my Instagram following.
25) Laugh Out Loud
I am sure you have heard laughter is the best medicine. There are genuine reasons behind that statement.
- Laughing is a natural painkiller.
- Laughter Strengthens Your Heart
- Laughing will help you fight off diseases
- Belly Laughter can tone your abs
- Laughter Decreases Blood Pressure
I vividly remember being in my bedroom, and James was in our family room. He was trying to get Alexa to play a song on our Echo. She kept playing the wrong music, and it was just making James so mad.
The madder he was getting at the Echo, the more it got me laughing in the bedroom until my quiet giggles turned into snorting belly laughs that hurt my ribs! I slept so fabulously that night! I remember it so well! When I woke up, I thought, WOW, that laughing was so funny, and it even helped me the next day!
26) Keep A Journal
Keeping a journal is a considerable step in aiding your mental health! I have a blog post about Journals. Why, How, And What To Journal.
Your Journal is your private thoughts. You can open up and eliminate all the negativity inside you. If you keep that in your mind, it just eats at you.
If you write down what is bothering you, you can come back in a day or so and try to find the positives in the situation or how you can make changes to fix something.
27) Find a Hobby
Hobbies can bring so much pleasure and create a healthy mindset simultaneously! I personally use hobbies as coping skills for my mental health.
Your hobby might become your passion! Finding a hobby will significantly reduce stress and give you something else to focus on besides work or household responsibilities. You need something fun in your life!
28) Be Grateful
Practicing gratitude regularly will reduce negativity in your life. Gratitude helps you to feel more positive emotions. It also allows you to have better health and to build good relationships. It is challenging to be negative when you see the good things in your life and give thanks for them.
29) Give in The Community
There are always opportunities to give in your communities. From churches to food banks, many organizations need volunteers.
It is such a good feeling to help people, and it boosts your healthy mindset!
Joe and I volunteered at our church food pantry for some time. It was so fun and rewarding for both of us! Joe had more opportunities to be around people and practice his social skills too!
30) Turn Off the Electronics.
Last but definitely not least. Turn off the screens! Be with your family and visit with friends! I have seen so many times when we go out to eat that families are all on their phones. How can you spend quality time with each other like that?
You should also turn off the electronics to quiet your mind. It would be best if you had time to sit and think. You can make plans or relive fun memories.
Examples of Daily Affirmation
Here are a few examples to get you thinking about Daily Affirmations. You can adopt one or more of these or think about your own.
- I am enough.
- I believe in my dreams, myself, and all that I am.
- I love myself for who I am.
- I create my own happiness.
- My life is filled with an abundance of goodness.
- My challenges are actually opportunities.
- I am beautiful just the way I am.
- I am inspired by things happening all around me.
- I am grateful for the people I have in my life.
- I grow and improve every day.
- I am successful.
- I am confident.
- I am powerful.
- I am strong.
- All I need is within me right now.
- I wake up motivated.
- I am an unstoppable force of nature.
I found a great post about Daily Affirmations. It is 50 SELF-AFFIRMATIONS TO HELP YOU STAY MOTIVATED EVERY DAY
Healthy Mindset Quotes
Here are a few healthy mindsets quotes that I have come across.
“Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“It’s a funny thing about life. Once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
― Germany Kent
“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“If we remain rooted in our integrity and envision life in its intense, original beauty, we can create an authentic mindset allowing us to surf freely on the waves of our aspirations. (“Into a new life”).”
― Erik Pevernagie
“Do you know great minds enjoy excellence, average minds love mediocrity, and small minds adore comfort zones?”
― Onyi Anyado
Healthy Mindset Book Recommendation
I have yet to read this book, but I have researched it for my next read!
The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg
1-Sentence-Summary: The Power Of Habit helps you understand why habits are at the core of everything you do, how you can change them, and what impact that will have on your life, your business, and society.
Positive Mindset YouTube Video
I found this video while I was doing research. I loved what she talked about, so I wanted to share it here!
I had so much fun researching for this article, even though I initially fought it! It has helped me change my mindset over the last few days I have written this.
Being positive is the big takeaway! How you talk to yourself and about yourself shapes you.
Please leave me a comment with what is your favorite tip for a healthy mindset!
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