1. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
– Double check – are you treating others the way you would want to be treated?- Sometimes our frustration with others is a lesson for ourselves to make sure we too are acting and giving in the ways we expect to receive from others
2. Thought awareness
– We are not our thoughts. Our thoughts are separate from us.
– Begin to take note of the kind of thoughts you are having. Are they positive, supportive, uplifting? Or are they more critical, judgmental, belittling?
– Choose to tune your mental ‘radio station’ to supportive thoughts and turn the station on unsupportive thoughts.
3. Understanding Emotions
– Emotions are energy. Everything is energy. Our thoughts are energy.
– All emotions are welcome and beautiful
– To move through an emotion, welcome it, feel it, breath through it, and release it
– Talk to yourself like you would a child in times of high emotion – be gentle with yourself too
– Get curious and be an observer of your emotion
– The more we resist and label certain emotions as wrong or bad – the more tension we feel and the more the energy gets stuck in the body creating an anxious mind.
4. Mental strength in communication
– Instead of quick automated responses – build intention and mindfulness into your communication to be understood better
– When speaking with others – ground yourself into your body by feeling your feet, having good posture, and staying connected to your breath.
– Respond from a place of authenticity by asking yourself questions such as: “is this true for me?’ ‘is this how I want to show up?’ ‘is this in alignment with my values?’
– Pause before you respond so when you speak you feel really good about what you’re saying.
5. Switching the mindset back
– Use a mantra when you notice your thoughts aren’t supportive
– Mantras: I like what I see, I love what I’m doing. Today is a good day, I am enjoying today.
– Make a list of all the things you love
– Make a gratitude list
6. Making changes
– Find clarity on where things are off (when things are off it creates anxiety)
– Decide what needs to be changed
– Determine what can be done to make those changes
7. Making decisions / choices
– The more we feel good about the choices we make, the more confidence we have, and the more we feel good in our own skin – therefore feeling good about the life we are living.
– Get clear on your values – make decisions based around those values
– When we make decisions that aren’t in alignment with our values there’s a part of us on the inside that gets thrown off. This creates anxiety and overwhelm.
– When we make decisions in alignment with our values – our mind naturally becomes more positive and supportive.
To go deeper into these topics visit the Mindset Series on my Youtube channel or schedule a free consultation below.