If there’s one thing we all deserve to have, experience, and hold onto in life, it’s happiness. Yet, it can be the one thing we all spend our lives chasing. If you’re someone that feels like you’re just not where you want to be in life, or that you know what you want but you’re not confident enough to go after it, maybe it’s time for a change. And we’re not necessarily talking about upping and changing your whole life cold turkey – the best way to get the results you really want is so much more subtle than that!
It’s safe to say that one of the biggest keys to a happy life is all within your mind. With the right mindset, you can achieve anything. Not even that, but you can live more intentionally, be more present, and appreciate the things you already have. And what could be better than that? The best part about it, is that it can only take a few small changes to get to where you want to be.
Ultimately, it’s never about changing the external circumstances in order to be happy – because you’ll always feel the same. Instead, when you change how you feel inside, you’re in a much better place to get the rest of your life to reflect that. So in this blog post, we’re going to run through how you can change your life by working on your mindset.
Why is Mindset So Important?
Our lives are shaped by what we think. There are so many abstract theories that come into play here, but ultimately, our thoughts can dictate the course of our lives. You can choose to be positive and optimistic, or choose to allow yourself to stay in a fixed mindset or have a more negative view of the world. And that will often determine how your life turns out.
How it Can Change Your Life
When you start to realise that your thoughts can shape your life, it’s fun to play around with different thoughts and feelings and see how your day plays out in front of you. There’s a reason why you can have a great day when you’re in a good mood and vice versa. Ultimately, choosing to change your mindset will allow you to find inner peace and be so much more content in your life.
Learning to Master Your Mind
In order to make this happen, you need to be able to master your mind – but that’s no easy task. Yet, it is possible. It all starts by listening to your thoughts and observing how you think and feel on a daily basis. When you know what your default setting is, you can work to change your thoughts.
Retraining the Brain
This involves essentially retraining your brain to think in a new way. And like anything that you learn or are trying to pick up, it takes time and practice. You have to be really intentional about adjusting the way that you think and see the world. But you can easily do it if you really want it to happen.
It’s safe to say that changing your mindset for the better won’t happen overnight. It’s never going to be as simple as that. A lot definitely goes into making it happen. But one of the things you’ll find really helps is to be present. It’s all too easy to get stuck in the past or to worry about the future – but all this will do is cause anxiety and stress. And all we ever really have is the present moment. So practicing mindfulness can make a huge difference here.
Managing Your Emotions
Something that’s going to help you here, is learning to manage your emotions as well as your thoughts. Essentially, your thoughts go on to influence how you feel. But you can easily learn to keep your emotions in check and grounded when you’re more in control of your thought patterns.
Prioritising Self Care
As a step on from that, something that you really need to make sure that you’re doing in your life is to bring more self care into your life. Now, this doesn’t have to mean bubble baths and candles (but that can be great too). It might be going for walks, spending time with your family, treating yourself to some new hoop earrings, or even cooking yourself your favourite meal. The important thing is that you’re relaxing and looking after your mind and body – however that looks to you.
Setting Goals for Yourself
It takes a lot for you to get yourself into a place where you’re starting to feel great. But alongside that, you also need to be focusing on what you actually want in life too. This is much easier to do and bring about once you’re in a stronger place, however. So now that you’re getting there, think about what you want to achieve in your life or how you want to live. Then you can set some goals that will help you to get there.
But setting goals is only the first step. Next, you need to make sure that you’re actually taking steps to achieve your goals too. This could be by creating a concrete action plan to follow or feeling inspired daily to do something that will get you closer to where you want to be.
Choosing Acceptance, Love & Contentment
Ultimately, the whole idea behind attempting to work on your mindset is to be much happier in yourself and not just in your life. When you’re able to do the steps above, particularly retraining your brain and becoming more present, you’ll find that it’s much easier to accept yourself and love yourself for who you are. Yes, you still might want to make changes so that you can become your best self, but the whole idea is to feel more content in who you are and your life too. When you reach this point, you’ll find that you’re definitely much happier and your life will feel transformed.