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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mindset & Your Life

Life is not always easy. That’s the truth. Everyone has a different journey and everyone’s idea of ‘pain’ and ‘hard times’ will differ depending on what our experiences are. Personally, I believe that our hardest times are actually our greatest gifts, because through difficulty we grow, learn, develop resilience and often discover our purpose. Now don’t get me wrong, when you’re in the middle of a difficult situation, you certainly aren’t looking at it as a gift, you’re just trying to survive; but how do you think and behave after the difficult situation has passed?
Below are five ways you can change your mindset and the way you view life. 

1. Understanding FEAR is the number 1 reason we don’t change.
Everybody experiences fear and it might relate to business, self-worth, relationships, traveling a sometimes it’s spiders. Fear becomes a big problem when the unknown, or our limiting beliefs, become a strong enough reason for us to stay stuck in the life we are living. Life might be comfortable and safe, but if you’ve got a nagging feeling that something needs to change and you are too scared to, then comfortable isn’t good enough. This is when you need to embrace your courage, step through the fear and chase the life you want. Which leads to number 2.

2. How will your life be impacted if you don’t move past your fear and make some changes?
This one really hit home for me a few years ago, and it was recently raised at another event which crystalized it for me. I had been living a comfortable life, I could pay my bills, go out for dinner or brunch, I had a good circle of friends and I was healthy, but I wasn’t happy with my life and had a constant, nagging voice telling me to do something about it. I wasn’t living the life I knew I could, BUT I was too scared to change because my old limiting beliefs were scarier to me than where I was in my life. I wanted to change, but my reason why I had to change wasn’t great enough.

How did I get over it? Imagine your life in 10 or 20 years if you never change. Imagine your life if you never say YES to exciting, but unknown opportunities. Imagine if you never take risks. Imagine if you never resolve or let go of pain. Imagine if you never allowed yourself to get close to people because you were scared of getting hurt? Imagine if you stay stuck in a mundane job that gives you zero satisfaction. How would that impact your life? 

I can tell you right now, that if you never change and never grow, your future will not be very good. I did this exercise, and as awful as it was at the time, I created a pain so bad that it was enough to make me take instant action and never hold myself back because of these fears.
 
3. TIME is the fairest resource of all.
‘I don’t have enough time’. It’s a common excuse for people not to change, but everybody gets the same amount of time. Don’t they? You and I have the same amount of hours in a day. You have the same amount of time as Oprah. You have the same amount of time as Barack Obama. You have the same amount of time as the people you admire the most. We all have the same amount of time, the difference is how we use it.

 

If you really don’t know how to find time, use a diary for a few days and allocate time to what you want to do, switch off the television and turn on ‘down time’ on your phone and do whatever it is you want to do.

4. Your physical body (health) needs to be your #1 priority.
Think about it. If you’ve been eating well, exercising and generally looking after you, you feel good don’t you? You don’t get as angry as you do when you feel flat or frustrated. You function better at work, in business, in relationships, at the gym, in every area of your life. It just makes sense.

 

So I challenge you to implement something positive today to improve your health. It might be you have a glass of water as soon as you wake up. To eat more fruit and vegetables or incorporate raw food into your diet. Exercise a little bit more. Stop drinking coffee or sugary drinks. It can be anything you want, but initially, keep it simple, keep track of your progress and be aware of your results.

5. Who you spend time with is who you will become.
A harsh reality… But hands up (my hand is definitely up), if in the past you decided to change something in your life (food, exercise, sleep, alcohol, anything positive), and you start off really well and you’re killing it! But the people around you still have the same bad habits and don’t want to change. Then, after some time, your high standard for the ‘new you’ comes down a little, then a little bit more, then you are back where you started from because everyone around you is still there. Is your hand up??

I thought it might be. We have all done it. So surround yourself with people who are going to support and encourage you, and find people who have what you want, or are considered experts in the same area and learn from them. Don’t see them as competition, see them as mentors and inspiration. 

 
While these five points, while seemingly obvious are super important to change the way you think and act, I want to add one more little thing…
YOU DON’T NEED AN EXCUSE TO BE HAPPY!
Have you noticed when you’re in a great mood, people say, “Why are you so happy?”.
You don’t need a reason to be happy! You are allowed to just be happy. Imagine a world where it was normal for people to be happy and kind and the question to be “You seem a bit flat, are you okay?”.
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by JaciRogash

Jaci is a Life Coach and Speaker for women who have faced adversity and obstacles in the past still affect them in some way. Her clients are ready to break through the barriers that have holding them back, overcome limiting beliefs, start to love themselves again and reconnect with who they really are.

Jaci has spent the last three years working on herself and overcoming her own obstacles and limiting beliefs, in doing so, she has discovered a sense of freedom she never thought was possible. Jaci now wants to help other women (and teens) fall in love with themselves and their life to allow them to really live a life they want.


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