The renewal of living takes place in the spring every year. You see plants and animals anew, but you can also enjoy a mindset refresh.
If you had a hard time making it through the winter, felt a bit down with the recent pandemic, or just want to find a way to get restarted, you’ll be glad to improve your mindset this spring.
Start by Taking Inventory of Where You Are
A mindset refresh can only work if you have a place to begin. You need to know where you are, what you want to change, and what hasn’t worked for you in the past. Before you move toward other items on this list, take inventory of your current situation and create some goals. Here are some things you can ask yourself:
• What’s working in my life and what doesn’t?
• What should be improved?
• What do I want?
• What’s holding me back from what I want?
Slowly go through these questions and figure out where you need to make improvements in your life. It could be helpful to write down the items that you want to improve and change. Don’t forget to highlight the things that you know are working and see if you can make them work even better in your life.
Time for Yourself is Extremely Important
You can’t live your life entirely for other people. If you try to, you’re going to burn out and eventually be a shell of the person you should be. You need to have a time and a space in which you operate and work on your growth without the distractions of others. Using the beauty and newness of spring can help you find peace and a place where you can focus on your own needs.
Your Mindset Refresh Might Start with Your Body
How do you feel physically? Have you put on some winter or pandemic weight and is your diet suffering from a hibernation mentality? Consider your activity level, physical well-being, and diet, and start to focus on how to improve your body. Sometimes, all you need is time to take a walk in the afternoon to feel better and enjoy a healthier mind and body.
Positivity Matters –Stay Upbeat and Focused on Your Goals
When you’re working to perform a mindset refresh this spring, you will have obstacles and hurdles. You might plan to meditate for an hour every morning but three days in, someone calls you or needs you during this time. Don’t let that interruption cause you to give up. Remind yourself that you’re in this for the long-term benefits and stay positive and upbeat as you handle the obstacles in your path.
Be Intentional in How You Approach Every Action
You took inventory of your life and you know what you want to change and improve, now it’s time to do these things intentionally. You should have a purpose in everything you do. Every decision you make needs to help you work toward your mindset refresh and renew your life the same way the flowers bloom, trees grow leaves, and animals come out and enjoy the newness of spring.
Surround Yourself With Those That Value You
You are worth it, you are a wonderful person, you do have a lot to offer. Does your partner or spouse make you feel this way? Do your friends add value to your life and show love to you? Are you energized by your friends and family or do they drain you? It can be hard to be this honest with yourself, but if you have people in your life that don’t value you, it’s time to make some changes.
Accomplish Daily, Weekly, Monthly Goals
If you want to start with how you want to feel at the end of the year, you can, but you should pair this down to a single day. This is a huge part of your mindset refresh and it begins today. Take your annual goals and break them down into monthly, weekly, and daily goals. Make sure you accomplish your daily goals every day.
Give Yourself a Break; it Takes Time for a Mindset Refresh
While working on all of the things listed above, you’re going to find there are days you don’t achieve your goals, decisions you make that you know you shouldn’t, and times when you simply lose focus. Be in it for the long haul and know that you can start every day brand new and ready to have a great mindset. Spring is the perfect time for this renewal; get started today and enjoy how your life will improve.