Choose your mindset during these weeks ahead. You are not “Stuck at home” you get to be “safe at home” and how good is that!!
Mindset, expectation, emotions and behaviours will all be tested during this time and we can do the best we can to keep it all in check by choosing our mindset!
Check in with yourself, check in with your family #bubble help them by choosing your mindset.
Adopting a #growthmindset means you will give yourself space to lower your expectations at this time, growth mindset will help you to see the emotion rather than react to behaviours, growth mindset will allow you to relax your own rules a little to help get you through. Growth mindset will allow you to find ways to make things work, maybe they look a little different but different can be better!
Lets understand the “Growth Mindset” a little better and the difference between a “Growth Mindset” and a “Fixed Mindset”
Mindset is a true game changer! I actually can’t stress this enough. You get to choose your mindset, it’s your’s to own and to control, and nobody else can change that for you unless you want to.
There are two main mindsets:
1: A Fixed Mindset
2: A Growth Mindset
When we look at the mindsets and unpack what they mean you will be able to determine where your mindset naturally goes, how this mindset impacts you both positively and negatively and weather you need to work on perhaps changing your mindset. It’s also helpful at times to adopt a range of mindsets that can serve you on multiple levels. Lets explore them more below.
Fixed Mindset – when someone has a fixed mindset they are generally more set in their ways. Not easily persuaded and often looks at a situation with what could go wrong. Fixed mindsets are more pessimistic. This mindset can serve you if you are weighing up risks or a being pushed in a direction that doesn’t sit well with you intuitively. When you have a “gut feeling” about a situation or a person, that it is either good or bad, a fixed mindset can keep you listening to that inner voice and stay out of risk, harm or danger. But a fixed mindset can also stop you from discovering new ways of thinking, doing and being. As it relates to health, a fixed mindset may stop you from adopting a new lifestyle change that can improve your health and wellbeing, simply because your fixed mindset won’t allow you to take on board new research and trains of thought, and instead stick to the tried and maybe not so true method of the past. An example of this is the current (antiquated) food guidelines where they show a food pyramid, guiding you to where your food should come from and in what quantity. Well there is ALOT of new science and studies that show an almost complete different set of guidelines that can improve human health and wellbeing. If your mindset is fixed, and you have health concerns then this may stop you from making the positive change to try a different method to improve your health outcomes. A fixed mindset, can also hinder your goal setting. If you are wanting to lose weight for example, you may set a goal of losing 10kg in 6 months for example, If you do in fact fall short of reaching that goal (life happens), a fixed mindset may say “well that didn’t work, I did’t reach my goal, I might as well give up…..”. SO is there a more positive way to set your mind?
Lets change our thought and look at another mindset.
Growth Mindset – if you have a growth mindset, you naturally look at and think with a more optimistic view. People with growth mindsets will often say, “That didn’t work, what could I do differently when I try again” or maybe in a stressful time or situation, a growth mindset will look at the current situation with a more “this will pass, and it will improve for me” thought process. The word Growth itself tells you what the possibilities are for someone who adopts this mindset. You as a human a designed to experience a range of mental, social, physical and mindful experiences. Having these experience, weather they are good or bad, help you to grow as a person. Learning from the experience, taking the lessons and changing your direction at times to improve. Or celebrating the positive experience and sharing this with others, helping and teaching along the way. When setting goals as in the example used previously and you set yourself the same goal of losing 10kg in 6 months, upon reaching that six months and falling short a growth mindset will easily see that its a long game and another month is to going to change the lifetime advantage of losing the 10kg. They may also get to the end of the six months having lost 8kg with remarkable positive change to their health and wellbeing and say, “this is great for me I am happy to maintain this now” changing the goal is not failure, it’s understanding that the only thing that is a constant in life IS change. I honestly can’t think of any negatives to a growth mindset and would encourage you to explore this more. The old saying of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” (or could we change that to “healthier”), is a good analogy to use with the growth mindset.
By changing your diet, will it kill you? Could it make you healthier?
By exercising a little more, will it kill you? will it make you healthier?
By going to bed a little earlier, will it kill you? Will it make you healthier?
Are you seeing how adopting a growth mindset, can improve you in all aspects of health and wellbeing. Give you confidence and strength and a general feeling of positivity and wellness.
Mind mindset is currently set to: _________________________
I am gong to set my mindset to: _________________________
𝑺𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒚.
𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒂 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆.
𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒖𝒃𝒃𝒍𝒆..