Coffee Break - My Tips for a Positive Mindset

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1. Take time to focus on the things you want in life

Something I've started to do recently is start my day once a week by spending about 30 mins adding to my digital vision board on pinterest. I used to make physical vision boards & found them to be really useful in helping me focus on the things I want for my life. I find if I spend time at least once a week finding visual symbols of things I want for myself - whether its work related, home life, travel, health.. it really helps me feel clear and positive about what I'm working towards. The idea is that the more you visualise the things you want, the more likely they are to manifest! Whether you believe in the law of attraction or not, I think it's a great way to start off the day, soaking all the good thoughts into your mind. You might prefer to use a physical pin board but pinterest makes it super easy to create different vision boards and find endless inspiration at your fingertips!

 

 

 

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2. Exercise

This one is something I definitely struggle with! Getting into the habit of a good workout routine is hard sometimes. However I notice a huge difference in my mindset if I get regular exercise. It's a well known fact that exercise releases endorphins, so it's a no brainer if you're needing a bit of a positivity kick, you should get moving! I've been trying to fit in at least 3 workouts a week & also try to do these in the morning as I know I'll struggle to get motivated to exercise as the day goes on! It's a great way to start your day & get your energy flowing.

 

3. Make lists

When my head feels really muddled & I'm overwhelmed with all the things I need to get done, I find it really helpful to write things down! To-do lists help me keep a clear focus on what needs doing & what has priority over other tasks. It helps me make sure I'm not just working aimlessly or pottering around my home not really getting any chores done & ensures I don't forget anything that needs doing. I also find it satisfying and rewarding to cross things off when they're completed! When writing your to-do list for the day, try not to write EVERYTHING down that you need to do. You might end up feeling even more overwhelmed if you see a massive, long list in front of you. I try to think of 4 or 5 tasks which are most important for me to tackle that day. Then if I complete the list & get any extra things done, I'll feel even better!

 

4. Have some YOU time

This is something I definitely need to stay sane! I'm an introvert so alone time is essential for me to recharge and feel myself. Fitting this time in isn't always easy but it's something I'm really trying to prioritise. Whether its a pamper session & a movie, lighting some candles & listening to a podcast/audiobook with a glass of wine (or more likely for me, a cup of tea!) I try to carve out some time for this once a week to reset my internal batteries.

 

What do you do to keep a positive mindset?

 

Joanna Briggs

Joanna Briggs Photography, solihull