How to Change Your Mindset

Posted on: April 8, 2021, by :

With major, unplanned change upon you it’s critical that you recognize the need to adjust your mindset. You may have experienced challenges and hardships associated with this change, and you may still be amid turmoil. Your future can be different, but to achieve all that you’re hoping, you need to have the right mindset.

There are numerous aspects that I consider important to a positive mindset, and they all work together to support your efforts. There is one that stands apart from the rest, it’s readiness.

It’s Time to Move Forward

Going through major change can be difficult and frustrating at times. You might be feeling discouraged or exhausted. But what if I told you that can change? If you want to move forward, I challenge you to view this as a turning point in your life and think about how it can change for the better. I’d love to tell you this is the worst crisis you will face. But odds are, it isn’t. Life’s constantly changing, whether we’re ready or not.

A readiness mindset is one of the most powerful that I know. Once you decide you are ready and willing to move forward, it’s time to put in place the plans needed to actually do the work. This type of mindset is empowering because it signals that you have experienced the disbelief and decision-making associated with unplanned change, and you are ready to embrace what’s next.

So how can you shift your mindset to embrace readiness?

Here are four practical tips that you can use to begin practicing the readiness mindset.

  1. Focus on action over fear. It can be overwhelming when you are frequently thinking about what’s wrong. When this happens, make a list of the actions you can take now and then start taking them. Odds are there are more actions you can take to move forward than you realized.
  2. Practice gratitude daily. It’s hard to be stressed when you are practicing gratitude. There are many ways to practice gratitude, find what works for you and make it a part of your day. You may find going through a list of positives at the end or beginning of your day works well or you may decide to keep a gratitude journal.
  3. Spend time with positive people that support you. Let’s face it, spending time with negative people is a waste of time, especially when you’re going through major, unplanned change. Time is precious, so try and spend as much of your time surrounded by positive people who support you.  
  4. Focus on the positives in your life. Life is full of challenges and it’s marked by change. During times of high stress intentionally shift your attitude by focusing on the positives and remembering that brighter days are ahead. Count your blessings, no doubt there are many. Get moving, exercise can help you manage stress or spend time in nature where the slower pace can be calming. Try and experience laughter as much as possible, whether that’s spending time with others you find uplifting or even watching comedians or comedy-based shows.

I challenge you to look at your circumstances and ask, “What is this situation making possible?” Positives will emerge and your attitude will lighten. Change your mindset and achieve your goals.