Create a centered mindset by first knowing yourself. Identify areas of negativity that are holding you back from being your best self. Then practice gratitude, socialize with positive people, start the day positive, quiet time and outdoor activity, talk to yourself in an affirmative positive way and read for 5 minutes.
Know yourself: You are unique. You are different from others in this world and that is a good thing! Your uniqueness is what makes you special, it's what makes you.
Take time to get to know yourself, your likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses.
Identify areas of negativity If you are constantly feeling down or negative about things then take note of this as this can be an area where you need some improvement. This is not meant to make you feel bad but rather to acknowledge these feelings/thoughts so that they can be addressed properly in order to create more positivity in your life.
Examples are if you're always late, set an alarm or schedule reminders so that you don't miss appointments or meetings. Or, If you find yourself arguing with your partner over things that don't really matter, take a step back and think about how this behavior might be affecting both of you. Once you've identified what needs improvement, work towards fixing those issues!
Kill the old 'you' that dragged you back!
Once we've identified what holds us back from being our best selves, we need to kill that version of ourselves and replace it with something better! This is where positive affirmations come into play—they help us rewrite our self-image so that we believe in ourselves and our ability to achieve anything we set out to do.
Practice gratitude: Gratitude isn't just something we say at Thanksgiving dinner; it's something we should practice every day of the year! Make sure you take time every morning to reflect on what's going well for you today. Start each day by writing down 5 things that you are grateful for. This helps focus on the positive things in life rather than the negatives.
You'll be surprised by how much better this makes you feel when facing challenges throughout the day!
Socialize with positive people: Surround yourself with people who have a positive outlook on life and who will help motivate and inspire you to be better than yesterday!
When we surround ourselves with negative people who constantly talk about how bad everything is, it pulls us down and distract our minds from the brighter side of life.
Start the day positive: Wake up every morning with something positive in mind such as saying a prayer or reading scripture before starting your day which will put your mind at ease and give you peace throughout whatever comes later that day! Starting your day off right can impact how well you perform throughout it. Start off by saying something nice about yourself or another person aloud every morning. This helps build confidence and opens up communication lines between those around us
Talk to yourself in an affirmative positive way: You might be asking why would anyone do this? Well talking positively about yourself in this way sets yourself up for success
To speak affirmations to yourself, you want to use the following guidelines:
Speak in the first person. Instead of saying "I am…," say "I am…" when you're speaking affirmations for success. You can also say "I will" or "I have." Using these words makes it feel more personal and gives you a sense of ownership over the statement.
Speak in the present tense (not future). If you're going to be speaking positive things about yourself, they should be things as if they've already happened—like saying "I'm successful," rather than "I'll be successful." This is because we have an easier time believing something when it feels like it's already happened; this is called temporal anchoring.
Use confident language (not tentative words). When we think about ourselves using terms like "perhaps" or maybe," we tend not to think so highly of ourselves because those words imply doubt and uncertainty around our potential success. Words like may and could, are also weak considering that they don't give us much information about what could happen next; instead, try using verbs such as show up, show out, come through, or get results.
Now that you know the importance of having a positive mindset for success, it's time to start! Try out some tips and tricks, and let us know what happens. We'd love to hear from you in the comments below.