So I'm sure you're wondering what this mindset thing is all about. Let me just tell you that it is everything.
And I mean that literally!
Our minds are powerful. So powerful that our thoughts can shape our reality.
Making changes is a big deal
Change can be both scary and exciting, but it is necessary for creating the life of your dreams. The trick is to make real and lasting changes. You want to be able to maintain your growth to be your best self.
The key is in your mindset. The way you think and what you believe is instrumental to achieving your goals, maintaining change, and creating your dream life.
There are 7 key mindset changes that you'll need to make in order to move forward towards living your best life.
Busy don't not mean fulfilled
Busy is not a status symbol. Busy does not mean you're living life to your fullest potential.
Busy is a lie.
When you slow down and simplify your to-do list and time commitments, you are leaving yourself time and space to pursue things you're passionate about.
Now, I don’t want you to misunderstand me. There’s nothing wrong with being busy or having things to do. What we’re getting at here is that a big part of minimalism is to be intentional about what we allow into our lives and homes. Busy shouldn't be the goal.
We need to look at what we’re doing, and why, and ask ourselves if it’s benefiting us or getting us closer to the life we want to be living.
time for money isn't a fair trade
Many of us fall into the trap of trading our time for money. But your time is the most precious, valuable thing you have.
Because once it's gone, you can't get it back.
There will always be more money, more opportunities to make money, but you can't get more time once you use it up.
Get the most out of your time. Spend it with the people you love. Chase after your dreams. Pursue your passions.
Happiness is a choice
Your happiness and your joy don't depend on anything or anyone else. You get to choose your attitude and whether or not you look on the bright side. You have the power to choose happiness.
Don't give away that power to someone else by letting them or outside circumstances ruin your day.
you get to choose your life
You are in charge of your life. You get to decide what kind of life you live. Don't give away your power and let outside circumstances or other people dictate your choices.
Don't just react to what happens to you.
You can create change. You can shape your life into anything you want. You don’t have to just “let life happen” or just “see how it goes.” It’s your life. You get to be in control of it.
You get to take action. You get to decide what direction you’ll go. You get to choose how to perceive what life gives you.
When you start looking at life as things happening FOR you, you’re shifting the way you perceive the world.
Self-Care isn't selfish
You can't pour from an empty cup.
I'm sure you've heard that dozens of times (probably even from me), but it is so true!
Nurturing yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually is going to keep your "cup" full, allowing you to more freely pour into others and into your passions.
You need to take care of yourself so that you can better take care of others.
focus on the present, not the future
Don't be in a hurry to get where you're going.
The journey is more important. And that's where your focus should be.
The journey is your life, it's where your growth happens. Embrace the journey. Embrace the mistakes. Allow yourself to enjoy where you are and nurture the growth that is happening within you.
you're the only thing in your way
You've probably heard the old saying : Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
When you think positive thoughts, believe in your dreams, and get out of your own way, you can make great things happen.
Get rid of that self-doubt.
It's only keeping you from accomplishing your goals.