With this article everbody can change his mindset! Did you know you have about 60.000 thoughts a day? And most thoughts aren’t even relevant, they’re about the past or the future, seldom about the present. Thoughts like “I should check on my mom tomorrow”, “I have to deliver this report end of the week” and “After dinner I’ll do the laundry”. Our head is full of unnecessary thoughts. That’s one of the reasons why you should change your mindset. In this article we give you five practical tips to change your mindset

“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love.

Can you change your mindset?

Let we first that with the most important question “can we change our mindset?” Or are we who we are and do we have to accept this. The good news is YES YOU CAN! You don’t have to stay stuck on the hamster wheel of life.  You can achieve your goals once you shift your focus to self improvement instead of survival and it can be easier than you think. Changing your mindset means, changing the way you think!

From Fixed to Growth mindset

Psychologist Carol Dweck from Stanford University spent decades researching performance and success and she discovered the power of our mindset. Her study categorizes everybody into either a Growth Mindset or a Fixed Mindset.

A person with a Fixed Mindset believes he can’t change. He often thinks “that’s just the way I am, take it or leave it”. He feels the need to proof this over and over again, to convince himself and others.

A person with a Growth Mindset believes in developing himself, strengthening his qualities over time. He believes he can change by making an effort, by acquiring knowledge, skills and experience. He’s willing to take risks and face challenges. So if we are talking about changing our mindset, we are mostly talking about bringing your mindset from fixed to growth.

  1. Change your mindset with Affirmations

As discussed previously, you’ve been programmed to view and experience the world in a certain way. As your beliefs create your thoughts, your thoughts in turn create your reality. But with toughts are true and witch are false? The funny thing is that YOU decide your own truth. With daily affirmations you can reprogram your mind and toughts. Affirmations can create a new truth! How? Simple with postive affirmations.

How to Create Positive Affirmations

  • Start with the words “I am.”
  • Use the present tense.
  • State it in the positive. …
  • Keep it brief.
  • Make it specific.
  • Include at least one dynamic emotion or feeling word that is close to yourself

Two examples:

  • I am confident in my ability to [fill in the blank].
  • I am creatively inspired by the world around me.

You can read about Affirmations and how they can help you changing your mindset in our blog.

  1. Use the power of visualization

With visualization you train your imagination and so also your toughts. It’s similar to fantasizing, but more purposeful (with a goal). In your mind, you create images of your goal and you imagine a concrete representation of where you want to go and of the end result. By doing this daily or 4 times a week, you’re getting yourself in the right mindset. Definitely is you combine it with mediation or affirmations.

  1. Change your mental condition with some daily exercise

Physical exercise is not only important for your body’sit also helps your mind stay sharp. When you sport more than 3 times a week for 30 minutes you will notice the beneftis for your mindset. Just like the steps before. How more you combine it with the other changing mindset steps, how more you will benefit. Here are the biggest benefits you will notice;

  • Help for depression
  • Decreased stress with 60% procent
  • Better sleep (how lovely is that😊)
  • Brain boost (concentration and more focus)
  • Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
  1. Try mindfulness to focus your mindset

Mindfulness exercises are ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. Training helps people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, Science about practicing Mindfulness

  • People who meditate feel less stressed and restless, worry less and are more capable to deal with stressful situations
  • Meditation helps people to concentrate and learn better and it improves memory
  • Meditation influences health and fitness positively and speeds up recovery after illness
  • Meditation increases the overall feeling of wellbeing and happiness
  • Meditation makes people more self-conscious and improves self-esteem

5. Read ten minutes a day

Why reading can help you changing your mindset! Reading is good for you’ is an often repeated message from parents and teachers. Also from a scientific angle, many studies underline the importance of reading: for a richer vocabulary, for your social development and even for a longer life.You can already be very proud of yourself for starting the Gladify program. You’ve shown the will to develop yourself and to works towards a better version of yourself. The Gladify Method teaches you how to get yourself in the best state of mind for achieving your goals. Which brings us to the last life changer of Gladify: Knowledge booster; working on your personal development for a couple of hours a week by reading literature that match your goals.

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that reading personal development books and biographies of greats has a beneficial effect on your state of mind. Such books can inspire and motivate you, help you to think about your own situation, and put your personal experiences in perspective. In this context literature has a therapeutic effect. “The power of literature is that it can change thought processes and create new thoughts and connections in the brain.”

Reading 10 minutes a day reduces stress by two thirds

Are you ready to work on YOUR MINDSET? The GLADIFY platforms offers everybody the possibility to fulfil your dreams. Because being happy and successful isn’t a case of being lucky, it’s a combination of behaviour, competencies and life style. The better you know how to apply these, the more successful you’ll be in life. But dont forget. It als starts with your mindset!

I hope we see you on Gladify, together with thousands of other who already maked this step.