5 Tips to Shift your Mindset & Overcome Negative Thoughts

The biggest obstacle you will have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything. marc and angel

If there's one thing we're all aware of, it's that there's been a lot of change and uncertainty in the world of late. New obstacles are constantly coming up and these can have a big impact on our everyday mindset.

Do you ever find yourself talking negatively about things inside your head?

The truth is your emotions can easily take control over your experiences. If you've ever found it difficult to clear your mind and solve the problems in your life, keep reading - this article is for you!

The first step towards being successful in any endeavour is to improve your mindset, and this work should continue the rest of your life. A positive mindset allows you to have an inner calm in any situation, no matter how in-surmountable the obstacles may appear. You'll feel peace in your heart and mind, and a sense of joy getting up in the morning!

A strong positive mindset enables you to face adversity and overcome it, build positive relationships, experience success in business and career endeavours, and enjoy all aspects of your life.

So how can you create a positive mindset, especially with all the change and uncertainty in the world right now? I'm glad you asked! Here are 5 tips that will have you shifting into a positive mindset today!

5 Tips for a Positive Mindset

1. Practise Gratitude

Each day, list five things that you are grateful for. Try getting into the habit of doing this in the morning as you write your to-do list for the day. Alternatively, you can make it the last thing you do in the evening before you go to bed as a way to bring your focus to the things you most appreciated about your day.

2. Focus On Your Strengths

Take a moment to stop and think about something you like about yourself. Acknowledge yourself for your strengths, achievements and what you bring to the world.

3. Reach Out To Your Friends

Surround yourself with positive thinking people. Make time in your routine to grow these relationships and benefit from shared positivity.

4. Be Your Own Best Friend

Make a conscious effort to find things to love, like and appreciate.

5. Establish New Habits

Limit things in your life that you have recognised as triggers for your negative thoughts. Is there anything in your regular routine right now that creates negativity in your daily life? Think about how you can create new habits that avoid or limit the impact of these triggers.

Examples of a Positive Mindset Shift

It's normal for negative thoughts to pop into our heads throughout the day. The key is to recognise them, stop them in their tracks and turn them around.

Here are some examples of mindset shifts that you can use to shift negative thoughts as they arise:

  • I’m afraid I’ll make a mistake >>> Mistakes are how I learn

  • This is too hard >>> This may take some time and effort

  • I can’t do that >>> How can I get better at that?

  • I’m stuck at home during the pandemic >>> I get to be safe in my own home

Your Turn

Today, challenge yourself to notice any negative thoughts that pop into your head. Then re-write these thoughts so that they reflect a positive mindset.

Here are some examples for you to practise with. Try shifting these statements into positive ones:

  • "If I don't do an outstanding job, then I'm a total failure."

  • "The holidays will be a total disaster because I’ve hurt my knee training for the City to Surf race."

  • "I'm so nervous; I know I'll blow the interview.”

  • "I didn't get that job because I earned it. I was just in the right place at the right time."

  • "I'm uncomfortable at networking events. I don't have what it takes to make new connections.”

When you become aware of negative thoughts in your head - Don’t beat yourself up. Take a breath, pull yourself out of it, shift your mindset and go again.

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