The more effectively you can master your mindset and how you approach the world around you, the more successful you can be and the better your outlook on life can become.
Today’s post is by Kavita Sahai, CEO and Founder of Have BIGplans, LLC.
“The thought manifests as the word; the word manifests as the deed; the deed develops into habit; and habit hardens into character.” – Ancient Proverb
Are you struggling to master your mindset? Success boils down to the way you think, as the proverb suggests. More and more research is supporting the power of positivity.
We create the reality around us, and by taking steps to be more positive, we can master our own domain.
Mastering Your Thoughts
A recent study conducted by the Journal of Research in Personality examined a group of 90 students split into two groups. One group wrote about a positive experience each day for three days, while the other group wrote about a control topic.
Three months later, the students who wrote about positive experiences enjoyed better moods, fewer visits to the school health center and fewer illnesses.
Start Keeping a Gratitude Journal
So how do you harness the power of positivity? By expressing gratitude. Record five things to be grateful for each day. As you keep a journal, being grateful for the abundance of good in your life will come more naturally. This “glass half full” mentality has been proven to foster happiness and success.
Get Enough Exercise
150 minutes of exercise a week is one of the most effective ways to boost your mental health. Getting regular exercise improves memory, relieves stress, boosts overall mood and helps you sleep better. See https://health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/summary.aspx for more details on the benefits of exercise.
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