Updated: Aug 24
Hey there, it's Katie! Today, I want to talk to you about the importance of mindset. Now, I know that might sound like some "woo-woo" (I love woo-woo by the way 😁) concept, but trust me, mindset is a game-changer when it comes to achieving your goals and living your best life.
So, what exactly do I mean by mindset🧐? Well, it's all about the thoughts and beliefs you hold about yourself and the world around you. And let me tell you, your mindset has the power to make or break your success in any area of your life.
The interesting thing about mindset is that it is one of the most powerful and influential keys to success in any area of your life.
However, it seems to be the most neglected. Below is an example for you.
I choose one of the most common complaints that I hear:
“I want to lose weight.” Solution “I'll go to the gym, I’ll eat healthy” but rarely (actually never) have I heard someone say “I am going to do some internal work and really see what's going on here. I am going to get curious with myself and see how this extra weight may be actually serving me or just reiterating a false belief I have about myself.”
We have been conditioned into thinking that beauty and our worth is measured by the size of our pants or the numbers we see on scale. Then we are sold a product that can instantly fix this. I would like to invite you to challenge your beliefs.
Is it possible that the extra weight is keeping you “safe”? Perhaps it is protecting you from being seen, or maybe you were never taught how to comfort yourself with anything but food or maybe you experienced a trauma and have a closed heart, your fat is serving the purpose of creating distance from others.
It may even be possible that being overweight is serving as reinforcement to yourself that you are not worthy of love or do not deserve love. It is also possible that you think you are fat and unattractive but that in fact is a lie that you are telling yourself. Perhaps you are the only person that sees you this way. That too often is the case.
Have you been trying to make changes in a particular area but consistently self sabotage? Check your beliefs and mindset!
The first step, in my opinion and experience, would be to start with the mindset first. Working on your mindset really should be a daily practice and lucky for us it requires no additional time. It is something that can be done throughout your normal daily activities.
Think about it - have you ever been in a situation where you felt like giving up or that you weren't good enough? Maybe you were trying to land a new job, start a business, or even just get out of bed in the morning. In those moments, your mindset can either propel you forward or hold you back.
But here's the thing, mindset is not just some fluffy concept. It's backed up by science. Studies have shown that having a positive mindset can lead to improved physical health, increased resilience, and better mental clarity. And let's not forget the impact it can have on achieving your goals - when you believe in yourself and your abilities, you're more likely to take action and see results.
So, how can you cultivate a positive mindset? Well, it's not just about thinking happy thoughts all the time. It's about recognizing and challenging those negative beliefs that are holding you back. It's about taking action, even when you don't feel like it. And it's about surrounding yourself with people who lift you up and support your growth.
Mindset is a powerful tool for achieving your goals and living your best life. With the right mindset, you can overcome any obstacle and make your dreams a reality. So, what are you waiting for? It's time to shift that mindset and start living your best life!
Here are 5 super easy and small ways to shift your mindset:
Gratitude: Take a few minutes each day to focus on the things in your life that you are grateful for. This simple practice can help shift your mindset from a negative to a positive one, and can help you find joy in the present moment.
Positive Affirmations: Repeat positive affirmations to yourself throughout the day, such as "I am capable" or "I am deserving of success." These affirmations can help reprogram your subconscious mind and shift your mindset to one of self-confidence and self-belief.
Mindful Breathing: Take a few moments throughout the day to focus on your breathing. Take deep, slow breaths and focus on the sensation of the air entering and leaving your body. This can help reduce stress and anxiety and bring you into the present moment. Here is one that I enjoy https://youtu.be/j-1n3KJR1I8
Visualization: Spend a few minutes each day visualizing yourself achieving your goals and living your dream life. Imagine the sights, sounds, and feelings of that reality. This can help shift your mindset to one of possibility and excitement.
Daily Self-Care: Make time each day for self-care activities, such as exercise, meditation, or reading a good book. These small acts of self-love can help shift your mindset to one of self-care and self-worth.
Remember, shifting your mindset is not about making huge, drastic changes overnight. It's about making small, consistent shifts each day that add up over time. By incorporating these simple practices into your daily routine, you can begin to shift your mindset and start living your best life. Start going to the mind gym everyday!
It's free so you can’t say you don't have the money and doing this requires no extra time in your day so you can’t say you don’t have the time. No excuses, people! I am starting to sound like a drill sergeant here. Wow!
All you need to do is make a small commitment every day, show up consistently and watch your world change.
If you are ready to start taking small steps and invest in yourself, to live a life that is actually fun, where you feel connected, inner peace and joy sign up today for a free transformational discovery call.
I don’t have a magic pill to sell you but I do have a way of seeing what false beliefs may be hindering you, helping you unpack those, reframe them and create lasting change in your life!