5 Practices to change your mindset
Is your cup half full or half empty? Perhaps pause for a moment before you answer this question! Because your mindset is everything. Your mindset is defined as a set of beliefs that shape how you see and make sense of the world around you. But also, how you see yourself. It reflects on how you feel. And how you behave in any given situation.
In this article I’ll show you how learning effective stress management techniques, like awareness based meditation will help you to think with a more positive, mindset.
First let’s look at Growth vs Fixed mindset.
Just like being an optimist or having a pessimistic attitude, having a growth of a fixed mindset can affect how you see yourself and attitude in day to day life.
There are many factors that affect your mindset. In fact, the older you get and the more life experience you have, it’s likely that you become more fixed in your beliefs and attitudes. The more reluctant or less open you are to change.
The characteristics of a fixed mindset suggest that you’re a person who is happy to go with the flow and accept the way things are. If you have a fixed mindset, your capacity or attitude to learning is limited. You may have a tendency of giving up easily. You take any setback in life as failure. A person with this mindset thinks… “If I’m not good at something, I’m never going to be.”
On the other hand, if you have what is called a Growth Mindset, you are a person who embraces the challenges in life. In fact, you thrive in a challenge. You see this as an opportunity for learning. For personal growth. A person with a growth mindset will likely take more risks and have an attitude of “I can’t do it yet.”
Neuroplasticity – You can change the way you think.
Neuroplasticity refers to your brain’s ability to change or ‘re-wire’ how it behaves and thinks. How you manage your emotions. Your ability to adapt to new experiences. How you respond to stressful situations and environments. How does your brain do this? Let me explain how….