5 Ways to Reset Your Mindset
Care for Your 3-Part Being—Body, Soul, and Spirit
by J.M. Troppello
According to Dictionary.com, mindset is “the established set of attitudes held by someone.” Synonyms are “mental processes, thought processes, way of thinking, and mentality.”
What is your usual mindset like?
“I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.” – Roger Clemens
Your mindset is usually fluid. It can change due to your stress level, circumstances, or interactions with people. Your personality can affect your mindset. The way you perceive life—like a glass half-full or glass half-empty type of person—can impact your mindset.
However, there are 5 ways that you can reset your mindset and care for your 3-part being—body, soul, and spirit.
1. Spirit Care
Start the day by feeding your spirit in a way that works best for you. Some people turn to mediation to renew their mindset. I begin my day by reading and studying Scripture. You are a spirit, you have a soul, and you live in a body. Caring for your spirit is an important factor in maintaining a positive life so that you can live productively each day.
2. Soul Care
Sit and relax for a bit each day. It’s good to begin your morning with relaxation time. Drink tea or coffee. Focus on deep breathing. Speak affirmations over your life for the new day you’re about to experience. Nourish your soul with positive things so that it can be a strong force in enhancing your overall health and well-being.
3. Body Care
Continue your morning routine with a workout. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. Maybe a cardio workout or a high-impact interval training (HIIT) workout like Tabata is what your body needs at the moment. Your body might need to focus on weight training. You might need to take it slower and do a low-impact pilates workout or a yoga session. Maybe you simply need to go outside and talk a walk.
4. Fresh Air
Going outside to breathe in the fresh air can do wonders for your well-being. If you’re in the middle of a stressful situation or an argument, maybe you need to take a step back and get some fresh air.
Stop. Breathe. Embrace the moment. Make a practice of sitting still at times throughout the day and closing your eyes for a few moments. Be mindful of where you are at that moment. Open up all your senses to experience the moment. Repeat a scripture or positive affirmation that can help you regain control over your emotions. Irrational, immature reactions are bad. Practice mindfulness to enable you to behave in a rational and mature manner with positive and productive responses.
Reset Your Mindset
“Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.” – Peter Diamandis
You can reset your mindset and get back on track. Don’t allow negativity to keep you stagnated in despair. Implement these 5 steps into your daily routine to help you redirect negative thinking and open your mindset to positivity so you can experience a more productive day. Of course, if you are experiencing extreme depression, you may need to seek professional help.
Article syndicated by Inspiration Realm on Medium.com.
About the Author
J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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