Did you know that you can improve your mindset by improving your habits.? Those daily or weekly things you do over and over.
Changing your mindset takes time and work. There’s no magic that will let you do it overnight.
Yet adopting a few habits will make the process easier and take less time.
Let’s look at Five.
1. 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?
One great habit as a Christian is praying. It’s like checking in with headquarters first thing. Thanking God for your life and that you know Him. Thanking Him for guiding you throughout the day.
Maybe it’s journaling over a cup of coffee or going for a morning run. Maybe it is taking a few minutes to 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.
2. 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?
3. 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.
4. Always be working toward a goal
Big or small, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you always have a goal. You want to decide on a goal that stretches and challenges you. When you reach one goal, move on to another. Break big goals down into subgoals that will help you see quick progress.
5. 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, these habits aren’t 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.
When you change even tiny habits, they add up to make a big difference in your life and in your work.