How did you like reading about good habits yesterday? Well, here are five more.
Each of these has other benefits besides improving your mindset. Any of these will help you improve your life overall. They will also help you cultivate your growth mindset.
Don’t think you need to attempt all of them;.
First try a few and see which ones work for you.
1. Eat healthy food
Food is fuel for the body and the mind. What you eat affects how much energy you have, how well you can focus, and your overall mood. Make a habit of eating healthy food and you’ll be rewarded with better health and a better mindset.
This doesn’t mean you should never eat junk food, but it should be a rare occasion.
2. Start an exercise habit
Exercise is good for you in so many ways and has profound, positive effects on your mindset. Occasional exercise will help you improve your mindset but making it into a habit is better.
You don’t need to train for a marathon. Get in the habit of taking a daily walk, go swimming, take up yoga or another gentle workout like tai chi, or do anything else that appeals to you.
The main criteria is that you make it into a regular habit, at least several days a week.
3. Prioritize sleep
Nothing makes you feel better than a good night’s sleep. And nothing makes you feel worse than a bad one.
Most people in the modern world are chronically sleep-deprived. If you want to cultivate a growth mindset, don’t be one of them.
Prioritize getting a good night’s sleep every night. Aim for 7-9 hours every night and you’ll be refreshed and ready to go the next day.
4. Take regular breaks from social media
Social media is fun and lets you connect with friends, but it has a downside. Too much social media lowers your self-esteem and makes you more prone to depression.
It’s all too easy to forget that most social media posts are people’s highlights and not their daily lives. It’s safe to say that many posts are more than highlights, they are exaggerations. Everyone wants to look good on Social Media, and you can see the results.
5. Do something creative
Creativity is one of the most necessary yet often neglected aspects of being a well-rounded person. The challenge involved in it will make you grow and improve your mindset.
All you have to do is look at nature to realize that our God loves creativity. We are made in His image, and our creativity expresses that likeness.
Aim to do something creative every day, or at least several times a week. Write, color, paint, draw, play a musical instrument -the options are endless.
Little by little we grow and change. Every little positive habit we can develop helps us get there. To a better mindset and a happier, more productive life.