February 4, 2019

5 steps to help you change your mindset!

If I'm being completely honest with you, 2019 has started out a little rough. Between my kiddos being extremely sick, new semester, and my crazy work schedule. Things have been anything but normal. Every time a New Year is about to begin there are always these thoughts in my head about what I want to accomplish for the upcoming year. I love making lists and writing my thoughts down so they can be looked at often and hopefully inspire me. So my question today is: 

How do you stay motivated when life happens?

That's the hardest question to answer because everyone's approach is a little different. However, what I have found that if I follow the steps below my mindset instantly changes: 

Make a list of GOALS! 
Here is the thing, you aren't going to make a huge list that probably will be forgotten about. This list will be only 3 goals a day. That way as soon as you wake up you can go over the goals and hopefully achieve them by the end of each day. 

By planning a vacation month ahead it will give you something to look forward to. One of my favorite things to do is have a list of potential places I would like to visit with my family. The weeks leading up to it get me motivated and excited about what's to come. (We have a small vacation planned for each month of the year)

Take ME TIME every day!
What I would like you you to do is to purposely plan 20-30 minutes of alone time. I want you to plan an activity that you usually enjoy and that relaxes you. Yoga, workout, shopping, reading a book, taking a bubble bath, and just anything that brings you joy!

Live with PURPOSE & be PROUD!
When I was in my early 20s I used to live up in the Avenues, there I met some of the most interesting yet insightful people. Often my neighbors would be going out for walks and would stop and strike up a conversation. This one elderly man specifically, asked me what my profession was. I casually answered him: "I'm just a child care provider" that's when he looked back at me and said: JUST? No dear, you are more than Just! Learn how to live your life with a purpose and be extremely proud of what you do. No matter what that is. That has stuck with me through the years

Don't be afraid to FAIL!
This one hits close to home because I'm quickly realizing that the older I get, the more cautious I am with decisions. I'm often afraid to take that leap of faith. because it makes sense to be worried about the what ifs? nope! I say go for it! This year for sure has proven to me that if I go for things will eventually happen for me! 

So many things are changing on the daily, but if you don't focus on changing your mindset what's the point right?