Every once in a while we get stuck in a rut. Whether it be our job, our relationships, or even our homes. You may be wondering what you can do to reprogram your mind and get a kick start on taking back over your life. Read on to discover five easy steps for taking back happiness and giving negative thoughts the boot for good.
- Assess Environmental Factors
The absolute first step in reprogramming your mind is to assess environmental factors that are contributing your negative mindset. Is your house a disorganized mess? Are you behind on bills? Is your side-hustle causing you more stress than it is worth? Is that friendship becoming toxic? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you have a serious evaluation of environmental health that you need to complete.
The world around you should foster you to become your best self. Of course, I am not suggesting that the world should revolve around you, but rather that you should deal with the mess around you before you can deal with the mess inside your mind.
If your home is a mess, clean it up. If your bills are late, time to pay them. If you have a toxic friendship, it is time to cut ties. Only once you have dealt with these external factors, will you be able to focus on your mind.
- Create a Clear Vision
It is true that you have to know where you have been to get where you are going. It is also true that you need to know where you are going to get where you are going. Make a plan for your future. This will give you a clear goal to work toward.
You may consider doing this through a letter to your future self. Write your vision down, express it in very specific detail and then seal it up for a later date. You never know, it might even become inspiration when you are feeling down.
- Keep a Journal
Journaling is therapeutic. The reflective nature of journaling allows you process intimate thoughts in a way that you may feel like you cannot do with a real therapist. Further, a journal can help you to keep track of small goals and successes.
Keeping a journal can give you a very clear and reliable way to keep track of your current mindset. It can help you focus your thoughts and reprogram your mind in the direction you want it to go. Further, a journal can be a good way to look back at both times of trial and of success.
- Actively Celebrate Success
Every success deserves a celebration. Celebrating success allows you to focus on the positive aspects of your life, and surrounding yourself with positivity is the very best practice for reprogramming the mind.
- Create Small Goals
Small, achievable goals give your mind something to look forward to on a regular basis. When you have big goals, those dreams can sometimes seem unattainable which can make you feel a bit defeated. On the contrary, creating small yet attainable goals will allow you to celebrate your progress on the way. In fact, you are far more likely to actually achieve a goal if you break it into smaller, more manageable, goals along the way.
It is possible to reprogram your mind and attain the mindset you desire. This may just take a little bit of work on your part. Follow these five key way to reprogram your mind, and remember to celebrate your success when you are done.