Ready to change your mindset and make yourself a priority to start overcoming life? Here are 5 simple ways. [Plus a free email course.]
One of the biggest obstacles women face in their journey to overcoming life is their own mindset.
We’ve been told that we need to take care of everyone else and that it’s necessary to put ourselves last.
On top of that, we have a barrage of negative internal dialogue running through our heads. Constantly comparing ourselves to others and berating our shortfalls.
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Let me ask you this, what happens to things that are last on your priority list? Do they ever get done?
If you’re like me then those things usually end up being pushed further and further back. We may never get to them at all.
For example, when you’re on a plane the flight attendant always says to put your own mask on first. Then, and only then, can you worry about taking care of anyone else.
Making yourself a priority is the very first step on your journey to overcoming life.
This allows you to have the energy necessary for everything else on you own priority list.
But, how do you start making yourself a priority? It takes a simple shift in your mindset.
Are you ready to start making yourself a priority?
Change your mindset to overcome life.
So, you’ve made it this far and by now you realize that you need to make a shift in your mindset to start overcoming life.
Easier said than done right?
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You can change your mindset with practice.
Realize just how important you are.
Rationalizing that you’re important because someone else says so is different from realizing it for yourself.
I want you to take a minute and really think about how many commitments you have in any given day.
Seriously, make a list.
Now what happens when you get sick? Like really sick, the can’t get out of bed kind of sick.
For most women and moms it’s like the world has ended. Then, when we finally do re-emerge to living world it’s like entering a battle scene (hopefully, minus the blood and gore).
That right there can show you exactly how important you are to a smoothly functioning family life.
Plus, that doesn’t even take into account how many times a day someone needs something from you. Even if it is just a cuddle that’s needed.
If you’re a mom, you’ve also probably noticed that we tend to get hit the hardest by whatever random virus comes home with the kiddos. They’re fine after 24 hours, then it makes the rounds and when it finally gets to us it can knock us for a loop.
The reason for this? We’re so busy taking care of everybody else that we forget to take care of ourselves. Poor exercise, nutrition and sleep habits can decrease our immune systems.
Yep, there really is a logical reason why we need to take better care of ourselves and make ourselves a priority.
Change your mindset towards yourself.
A positive mindset can have very powerful effects on your everyday life and even your health.
Now, this of course doesn’t mean that you have to be someone that’s cheerful and chipper all day everyday. But having a more positive outlook on life and what could be possible is effective.
In fact, there is a ton of research on the power of a positive mindset. In fact it’s been found that those with a positive mindset are more likely to flourish in life.
And those that have a positive outlook with a tendency to look for solutions to obstacles are more likely to have better health outcomes.
If you’re not naturally a positive thinker there is hope. You can actually train yourself to become more positive.
When something goes wrong (and it inevitably will) if your first thought is negative you need to stop that thought and morph it into a more positive one. Then, you need to think the problem through and find a solution.
Realize that most things aren’t the end of the world and you can get through it.
Which brings us to the next point, you are capable of so much more than you think. Realizing this can help get you through tough times.
Stop beating yourself up, failure doesn’t exist.
What happens when you face obstacles in life? Do you find a way to keep moving forward or do you just throw in the towel?
As long as you keep moving forward you have success, not failure.
You see, failure doesn’t really exist. At least, not in the little small ways we tend to think of as failure. A slip up is merely that as long as we keep moving forward.
Maybe life has slipped by and your health & wellness has been shoved to the backburner.
That’s not necessarily a failure.
Obviously you’re looking at this article right now. That’s a small success.
Why? Because it means that it’s still on your mind. You’re still looking to find a solution.
You just need to take the next step and start moving forward.
Are you ready to take that next step?
Would you talk to your friend that way?
Stop beating yourself up over the past.
If a friend came to you and told you a story that is exactly like your own, how would you react?
Would you start berating her, calling her names, insulting her, and whatever other kind of negative self-talk is on repeat in your own head?
I didn’t think so.
You would show compassion for her situation and probably help her brainstorm her next steps.
So why would you talk to yourself any differently?
Show yourself that same compassion and be kind. Most things aren’t the end of the world that we think they are in our own minds.
You teach people how to treat you.
Most of the time our loved ones try to be supportive of us, but that’s not always the case.
Sometimes there might be a little bit of a backlash when we start making ourselves a priority.
Most of the time it stems from their own insecurities.
Just know that this isn’t usually about you and it tends to happen in most positive journeys.
You can start by having a discussion about how you are feeling, what and why you want to make some changes. When that’s not enough though you need to be firm and take care of yourself first.
In the end, you teach people how to treat you and if you let them sway your actions then they have learned that they can.
Are you ready to make yourself a priority and start overcoming life?
You can change your mindset and make yourself a priority by:
- Realizing just how important you and your wellbeing are.
- Developing a positive mindset and seeking solutions to obstacles.
- Realizing that failures are simply setbacks and the only real failure is giving up.
- Treat yourself like a friend with compassion and stop the negative self-talk.
- Teach others how to respect your choices to improve your health and wellness.
The choice to change your mindset and make yourself a priority is ultimately yours, but I think you’re worth it.
If you’re ready to start your journey to overcoming life don’t forget to grab your free Quick Start Course.
What are are you struggling with right now? How do you plan on implementing a change for the better?