Enhancing your Growth Mindset

Have you ever felt low, fed-up and bored and you feel like you are probably, not the best company to be around? I don’t know about you, but I have had those days.

You see those days will come around because we are only human, we don’t get to be perfect every day. We will always have off days. So ease up on yourself, take a deep breath and relax.

The thing is what happens when you have a week or two weeks of these said days or even a month?  You may say, you don’t want it to be that way, but for some people they don’t know how to change their feelings. Hold up…. that is the problem! When you are feeling low, you don’t have the energy or strength to change things.

Besides positive affirmations, here are two (2) things I do to help ease myself out of these low days.

1. Do something different

When you have routines, things run smoothly, but when things run too smoothly that’s a problem and we become boxed in to any ideas that may come outside of our routine. Everything we do every day becomes a norm; we are actually running on auto-pilot.

Start by making one or two changes to your day. I would change the time I would have my breakfast and what I would partake of for breakfast. Some days I change the radio station from R&B to Gospel music. These changes will perk me up and I felt better to face the day ahead.

Don’t worry about the simple change, just do it. Doing something differently instantly changes your routine and takes you out of the norm. It also allows you to see things differently.

2. Using your intuition

We all have intuition and when used wisely can be very powerful. What is intuition?  Accordingly to the dictionary, intuition is:

  • The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition.

I would use my intuition by practicing to have an open mind. You may say, this is a tough one, but practice makes perfect. Sometimes I would go into my childish self by doing something playful. Example, play games with my second daughter; this brings so much joy.

Another thing I would do is practice observation and looking at non-verbal behavior in others. I enjoy doing this. It gives me the opportunity to take my mind of the normal routine. I would go to the mall and just observe people’s behavior.

These are just two (2) things I practice when I am having a low day or a sequence of low days. As mentioned above, not everyone is capable of switching their mindset, but once you are able to find a way to change up your routine, you would find the low days or off days are reduced considerable.

If you are having any difficulty in making these small changes, reach out to me via email.  I would be more than happy to work with you.

Published by Michelle Cockburn - Motivational Speaker

Wo.Men to Wo.Men Services reaches out to both Men and Women. We offer workshops on: Self Esteem and Self-Worth; Fear and its Impact on Self; Relationship Etiquette; Purposeful living and Customer Service Interface.

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