Tips to Ensure Healthy Beliefs & Thoughts:
- Make time to control the influence of your mind.
- Monitor your self-talk and use of unsupportive language and interrupt anything you say to yourself silently or out loud that is not supportive and compassionate.
- Capture in your journal any limiting beliefs and negative thoughts you observe.
- Reframe and replace each one with a more supportive belief or thought.
- Value yourself as your BFF!
Remember – scarcity conversations are the most debilitating, especially when we believe we do not have enough time, money, or know-how.
“Most powerful words in the Universe are the words you say to yourself.” Marie Forleo
Get in Action
Your best path past any breakdown, especially a mindset breakdown, is Action! Even the most minor action moving towards a goal without overthinking will break a log jam and support you feeling accomplished.
Reminder: a breakdown is a “gap” between where you are and where you want to be – or an indication there has been insufficient Action to fulfill your promise. There’s no ego, no self-esteem, no value judgments, no story, just identifying that actions are missing so you can identify the next “right” action to take and get moving!
Focus Your Attention on Your Intentions
Having awareness and attention on your intentions and WHY they are important to you helps set the compass to keep you focused and aligned to make faster, better decisions and achieve your goals. Your intentions are the experiences and elements that light you up and bring you joy. Some examples are: spending time with people you love, having enough money to live without financial stress, experiencing new and different people, places, and things, being calm and stress-free, and working on things I enjoy with people I like.
Remember: the Universe is an intention-fulfilling machine. Be careful what you ask for – meaning ask for what you want vs. what you don’t want.
Seek Supportive Communities
We come into this life alone, and we leave alone. While we’re here, it’s all about people helping people! Spend time building, sustaining, and maintaining your network. Get connected and related with your contacts. They may have connections and solutions to ease your way. Remember: you cannot make “big” requests of others unless you’re willing to have big requests made of you. Help them, and they will help you!
The networks I enjoy currently are NAWBO Sacramento, LPGA Amateurs Sacramento, Women of Sacramento, and my Stand Up Placer Board. Warning: for this to work and be supportive, get involved and invested with your time and talents vs. spreading yourself too thin and not being actively involved.
“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker
Above All, Have Some Fun
Remember Recess? Taking breaks during the day is healthy for your mindset and should be viewed as required, not optional. Make time to get up, move around, especially get outside and get some fresh air! Laugh and do something fun you love just for fun to spark joy and have fun every day!
When you feel safe to travel again, consider a change of venue and scene. This will be powerful and good for your soul and mindset, whether weekend getaways or more extended destination vacations. For me, I love to play with my granddaughters, golf, watch movies and connect with family and friends!