The mind is a very powerful thing, and it is extremely important for your healthspan and lifespan.
Here’s the thing…
The placebo effect causes an outcome despite a “non-active” treatment.
In other words, if the mind believes that there can be improvement then that improvement will occur. If the mind thinks there won’t be improvement, then this also affects the outcome, but for the worse.
This is the power of positive thinking.
Mindset is one of the most powerful tools we have when it comes to up leveling our health. But unfortunately, we don’t often take advantage of this.
We focus on what we eat or how much we are exercising, or what we weight, but we rarely stop to think about our thoughts and whether they’re negative or positive or improving our health or not improving our health.
So, let’s get working on that mindset!!
Question: Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?
A fixed mindset believes that we are unchanging. People who fall into this category are often afraid to make mistakes, are hyper-critical of themselves and others, and tend to settle into thinking that change is hard or not worth it.
A growth mindset believes, and embraces, the outlook that we can all improve and change with the right action plan, and while change is hard, as per Glennon Doyle – we can do hard things, because change is necessary and important to improve our current situations. People with a growth mindset are more resilient.
People with a growth mindset have better relationships, higher performance levels, and less anxiety and stress. They also have improved brain function.
While you may not always feel naturally growth minded, we all have the power to change that.
1. Reframe your struggle to a challenge. Thinking of something as a struggle means you are stuck but thinking of something as a challenge means you have an opportunity. Reframing is a powerful way to discover new ways to solve challenges. Instead of focusing on being stuck, focusing on rising to the occasion and viewing your challenge as an opportunity.
2. Focus on the journey, not the destination. Most of us fixate on the end result – the weight loss, better sleep, more energy, or whatever your goal is. Instead, start enjoying the journey of getting there. Living in alignment with your best health is ongoing and ever changing, focusing on the journey, is a way to focus on the enjoyment of the process.
3. Pay attention to your thoughts and words. You may be surprised to find out just how negative and unkind you are when speak to yourself. Talk to yourself as you would someone you love because I know you wouldn’t be half as cruel to them as you are to yourself.
Studies show that those who are optimists live longer than those who are pessimists. This doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time, but there is a lot of value in trusting the journey, listening to your body, speaking to yourself kindly and believing you can succeed in everything you put your mind to.
Buddha – What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
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