Quick Tips to Instantly Improve your Mindset

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It’s impossible to be happy and positive 100% of the time.  There is so much content out there on social media, shaming people for feeling negative or down, but this is a part of life.  Everybody has their ups and downs!

One thing you can do, though, is when you notice you are feeling sad or having negative thoughts, you can change them.  It’s important to feel your feelings, so let yourself feel sad and notice the negative thoughts, but don’t wallow in them.

Arm yourself with the tools to overcome and change those feelings.  Below, I have listed some of my favourite ways to improve my mindset quickly.  Try a few and let me know how you get on!

Curate your social media:  When you scroll through your feed, notice any posts or accounts that bring up negative feelings – then unfollow.  When I scroll through my Instagram feed, I feel uplifted and inspired.  This is because I have curated my feed by only following people/accounts that light me up and that I connect with.

Have a creative day:  When was the last time you took a day off and did something creative?  Try colouring, drawing, crafting, baking or even something fun like trampolining or going to a theme park.  Do something that inspires you and brings out the child-like creative in you.

Meditate:  Meditation doesn’t always have to be sitting crossed-legged on the floor in silence.  One of my favourite ways to meditate is what I call my shower visualisation.  When you take your morning shower, imagine the water is positive energy, and it is washing all of the bad energy and negative vibes from your body and replacing them with a golden light of power and good vibes.  Think about what feelings you want to embody for the day and imagine the water is pouring those feelings into your soul.

Use essential oils:  This is a simple way to clear your mind and feel good.  My favourite oils to use at the moment are lavender, sandalwood, cedar, eucalyptus and jasmine.  Experiment with your own blends to find your favourites.  I either diffuse my oils or use them in a roller to apply to my pulse points for a quick boost throughout the day.

Journal:  I can’t stress the benefits of journalling enough.  Try writing a page of things you want to release or get out of your head, then write a page of what you want to invite into your life and watch how your mindset changes.

Get out of your head and into your body:  When you’re absorbed in negative thought patterns, it will show in your body.  For example, when feeling anxious, your body can become tense and stiff.  Try doing some gentle stretching or exercise such as yoga or walking.  If you have a lot of pent-up energy, do some high intensity cardio and release!

Please feel free to add your own mindset tools in the comments below, and don’t forget to let me know how you get on.

jennifer

Intuition Vs Gut Instinct

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Many people think that your intuition is that first, initial reaction you get – your gut instinct – and although your gut instinct will guide you well and keep you safe, this is not your intuition communicating with you.

Your gut instinct is your body’s learned response to situations based on past experience (read that again).

If you really want to make massive shifts in your life, you need to make more decisions based on what your intuition is telling you, rather than your gut instinct.

In order to tap into your intuition, you need to get still and quiet, and most importantly, aware.  That one thing that keeps popping up over and over again… That’s your intuition!  Journalling is a good way of listening to your intuition – read your past entries and look for patterns and repeating thoughts.

Distinguishing the difference between your gut instinct and your intuition will help you start making decisions in your life and business based on confidence rather than fear.  This is when you will notice the shift.

Tell me your favourite way of tapping into your intuition and how it has helped you in your life or business.

jennifer

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Intentional Journalling

I have kept a journal for over twenty years now, but more recently, I’ve stepped up my game and I now practice intentional journalling on a daily basis.

Intentional journalling is more than documenting your day. It’s asking yourself particular questions in order to grow, become more intuitive and even manifest your dreams. This is different from free-writing and diary writing. With intentional journalling, you start with a question, and by tapping into your higher-self and listening to your intuition, you answer that question.

It can be beneficial to meditate before you write in your journal. You can ask your spirit guides for the answer, or you can just get centred and focus on your breathing. I have outlined my morning journalling routine below so you can get an idea:

  • Start with a question or prompt in mind
  • Sit comfortably, with your journal to hand, and close your eyes
  • Focus on the question/prompt you have chosen
  • What emotions does that question/prompt bring up?
  • Why do you think you feel this way?
  • If you like, ask your spirit guides or the Universe for guidance
  • Then, when you’re ready, open your eyes and write.

I always like to end the session with another meditation, thanking the Universe for guidance and writing three things I am grateful for in my journal. Ending the session with gratitude invites amazing vibes into your day and always lifts my mood.

I have created a free worksheet for you, full of intentional journalling prompts to help you get started. This is now on the new Resources page. I am putting a lot of work into creating new, free resources for you, so please keep checking the page for the new additions.