Mindset Habits That Will Drastically Improve Your Life

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Mindset Habits That Will Drastically Improve Your Life

Turn your day around and start living a more peaceful and fulfilled life today with the help of simple yet powerful mindset habits.

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Our life experience is for the most part determined by our mindset. The way we react and respond to people as well as circumstances. Our attitude towards the words around us and our day-to-day life matters so much. Hence, let’s talk about mindset habits, shifts, and tips that can drastically improve your life.

Whether you’re a rather positive-thinking and patient person or not, life can get the best of all of us. At times, we all get triggered, overwhelmed by our agendas, exhausted from taking care of screaming toddlers.

Yet there are ways in which we can enjoy and appreciate even the most challenging of days. Out mindset plays a crucial role in how we handle and perceive our daily lives.

All the mindset habits and tips I’ll share in this post are once that I love to live by these days. Now that my focus lies on motherhood, parenting, and well, household stuff. However, I do believe that everybody can benefit from applying them no matter what season of life your in right now. Whether your days revolve around kids, school, or career.

So without any further ado, let’s check out some of my favorite mindsets that drastically improve my life.

Mindset Habits That Will Drastically Improve Your Life

#1 Wake up with a grateful heart

Rather than waking up thinking oh no, here we go again try to train yourself to start your day with a grateful heart. You can journal, write a gratitude list, pray, or meditate. Do whatever you wanna do to fill your body, mind, and soul with gratitude as soon as you open your eyes in the morning.

Look, it doesn’t have to be anything too complex. Simply take a deep breath, and acknowledge the fact that you’re alive and this is a new day. This is an extremely powerful practice, that takes minimal effort, yet can completely transform your day from the get-go.

What I like to do, with my minimal time in the morning, is simply pray Dear God, thank you for the breath of life. That’s it. A super simple, yet powerful prayer. Another thing I do daily is say Good morning, and welcome to a new day to my kids every single day.

#2 I have to vs I get to

Now, one of my favorite mindset habits.

One of the easiest yet most powerful ways to transform your day instantly is to shift your mindset from I have to to I get to.

This can be applied to as good as anything that you gotta do that day. From doing the laundry, picking up toys, cooking, going grocery shopping, helping your kids with homework, studying for an exam, or preparing a presentation for work.

You GET to do those things. It’s a privilege, and seeing it as such changes EVERYTHING.

Having to do the dishes means that you had a warm meal. Doing laundry means you have clothes to wear. Studying for an exam means you have the resources, time, and health to get an education. Picking up toys from all around the house means you’ve got healthy, vibrant children. And so on and so forth.

I hope you can see how this mindset habit can be so powerful and next time you have to do something you’ll try to change the wording to I get to.

This simple mindset shift can help us see the beauty in the daily mundane tasks. It can help us be more present, grateful, and at ease.

It might take practice, but it’s so worth it. And once you get used to changing this one simple word you’ll see your life transform in front of your eyes.

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#3 Don’t take things personally

Well, I sure hope you already know and try to practice the concept of not taking things personally.

It’s one of the four agreements. If you haven’t already, make sure to read the book by Don Miguel Ruiz asap.

Besides it being such a powerful mindset habit. The reason why I’m mentioning it in this post is because I really want you to start practicing it in your daily life and I know how hard that can be.

I understand the idea and it makes perfect sense to me. However, in moments when I get triggered telling myself to not take it personally simply doesn’t work for me. It’s just not a phrase that helps me take action (or rather not to react) even though I understand it.

However, what does work for me is changing the wording to this is not an attack.

When we take things personally, we feel attacked. We go into a fight or flight mode. We might want to react right away, or the opposite, run away.

So when I tell myself in those moments that it’s not an attack, I’m not being attacked, my body relaxes instantly. I don’t have to defend myself, I can take a deep breath and assess the situation calmly.

Therefore, I highly encourage you to find words that will work for your, in case don’t take it personally doesn’t do it for you.

That could be:

  • it’s not an attack
  • this is not about me
  • if the person says this/does that they must feel pretty bad themselves/ must be miserable
  • this is a reflection of them, not me
  • this has nothing to do with me
  • they’re projecting their fears/anger onto me
  • I don’t have to take their poison
  • I’m not going to let this get to me
  • I’m not letting this poison into my body
  • this is a trigger, not a fact

#4 This is not an emergency

Very often, especially as parents we can have a big reaction to minor things in our daily lives. Not everything deserves our full attention and care. Not everything is a big deal.

Telling yourself that this is not an emergency can help you stay calm and either not react at all or take steps to solve a problem rather than overreacting and panicking. Or well, yelling at your child.

It can help you during your child’s meltdowns, when your to-do list is getting a little bit too long, or when you feel like you have nothing to wear that day.

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#5 This too shall pass

You can apply this mindset to both the positive as well as the more challenging situations in your life.

Remembering that everything will pass can help you persevere in difficult times as well as cherish the present moment during beautiful times.

#6 Don’t nag and complain rather write it down or pray

There are things that should be addressed right away, other simply don’t deserve your energy.

Either way, nagging and complaining are not the way.

For anything that can be changed and is in fact important to you, take a moment to write it down first (when you feel frustrated or disappointed, etc.). Witness your negative emotions fade away while doing so, and then come back to the issue and have a constructive conversation.

In most cases, we’re not able to change a person, or a situation. Nagging and complaining only puts us in a bad mood and makes the circumstances seem even worse and just brings everyone around us down as well.

Journaling can be very eye opening and a great outlet for any frustrations.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

For what is important to you, pray. Pray for a person’s change of heart. Let God handle it. Don’t nag. You can’t change a person, God can.

#7 Why not?

This midset habit is mainly for us parents, however I’m sure you can apply that in various other scenarios.

As a mom, I want to constantly ask myself why not? when interacting with my kids.

There are two reasons for that. First of all, I don’t want to be the parent who says “because I said so” without having any good reasons or taking the time to explain something. And second of all, I don’t want to live my motherhood journey on autopilot. Constantly doing the same thing, following all the unspoken rules, without giving them a second thought. I don’t want to dismiss my kids ideas and suggestions without even giving them a second thought or actually considering what they’re proposing.

Kids no way better than we adults do how to be present, use your imagination, and how to have fun. Therefore, I want their input in how our days should look like, what we do and how we do it. Mom, can we have a picnic in the living room instead of eating dinner at the dinner table tonight? – Why not?

Another way of using why not? is simply to help you choose your battles and have priorities. Don’t jump on the bed; don’t drop your toys on the ground; don’t bring the ball into the kitchen; don’t put your beanie right here; don’t use a fork for that, use the spoon; – why not?

Yes, there certainly are rules that I believe all kids should follow and yes, we are here to teach them and set an example and help them understand how the world works and how certain things are done. But seriously, if you have small kids and want to do everything according to the unspoken rules that adults would like to everyone to follow, you would have to constantly, non-stop correct your child as well as tell them “no”. And that can be very exhausting for both you, and your child. So instead, ask yourself why not?. Sometimes just let them do, let them be. Choose your battles, choose the lessons you wanna teach them. At the same time, this will help you step open-minded to the way they experience the world and to their ideas. Who knows, maybe how they wanna do things is better than your way, the way we know. It

#8 Go to sleep with a grateful heart

If you implement all that I’ve mentioned so far, I’m sure had a great day and will see you life transform. Even if not, there is still one mindset habit you can practice at the end of each day that will in fact drastically improve your life. That’s to go to sleep with a grateful heart.

No matter how your day went, if you get to lay down in a safe house, in a clean, warm bad, you have so much to be grateful for. It also mean, you must have done something right that day to have arrived at that moment, at that spot. Now you can rest, recharge, and hopefully wake up with a grateful heart tomorrow morning.

For us parents, if you get to tuck in your kids at night, in a warm, clean, bed, in a safe house, you have so much to be grateful for. No matter if you wished you’ve handled some situations or meltdowns differently that day, no matter how out of line your kids were, no matter what, if you get to end your day like that, with everyone healthy and safe and…together, you day went pretty well after all. You’ve done something right and your kids have done something right to have arrived at this very moment. So take a deep breath, be grateful and give yourself some grace. Get some rest, and remember to start your day tomorrow with a grateful hear!

Love, K

Mindset Habits That Will Drastically Improve Your Life