Changing your mindset takes time and work. There’s no magic that will let you do it overnight. There are some habits you can adopt, however, that will make the process easier and take less time. Here are 5 of them.
- Create a morning ritual to get your day off to a good start What makes you feel best in the mornings? What can you do to set yourself up for success every day? Maybe it’s journaling over a cup of coffee or going for a morning run. Maybe it is taking a few minutes to meditate or stretch before you get in the shower. It might even be something as simple as making your bed before you leave for work. Figure out a ritual that works for you and prioritize doing it every day.
- Reflect on your day Every night before you go to bed, take a moment to reflect on your day. What went right? What went wrong? Did you get done what you wanted to do? Why or why not? What can you do to make sure tomorrow goes well?
- Practice gratitude daily Find at least one thing you can be grateful for every day. No matter how bad things might be going, you have some good things in life you can be grateful for. Stop and be thankful for them every day. This only takes a few seconds and can be done any time of the day.
- Always be working towards a goal Big or small, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you always have a goal you’re striving for that makes you stretch and challenge yourself. When you reach one goal, move on to another. Break big goals down into subgoals that will help you see quick progress.
- Start journaling Use prompts to write a journal entry about your mindset 2-3 times a week. Or free write and see what comes out. You don’t need a fancy journal; a pen and a sheet of paper or a notebook are all you need.
Again, none of these habits are magic. They won’t change your mindset overnight. What they will do is support you and help you along on your journey. They will motivate you to keep going when things get tough and to feel your best. That will help you cultivate your growth mindset. It may not be magic, but it’s helpful!