Learn how to change your mindset after a bad day. These 8 simple practices are something you can do easily whenever you need to hit the reset button on your mindset!
Maybe you feel like you’re just in a funk or feeling stressed out. That happens! And the best way to get over it is to work through it.
How To Change Your Mindset (8 Simple Ways!)
These 8 practices are something that I like to do regularly to think positively. Sometimes after a bad day, we may struggle with negative thinking. That’s ok!
Sometimes that negative thinking will help us to see a problem that is existing. Once we know, we can do something about it. We can either work on our perspective or change the situation.
If you have a habit of thinking negatively or feel like maybe you’re a bit of a pessimist, try working on your mindset each morning to start the day feeling fulfilled and open-minded. It always helps me to see things clearly!
Change Your Mindset Using Affirmations
I like to use affirmations. An affirmation is a positive, present-tense statement that you can listen to, say to yourself, or say out loud.
I used to worry a lot about my health. Now I tell myself every day that I am strong, healthy, and energetic. I write this out and I remind myself of this statement whenever those worries creep in!
Try thinking of some of your own affirmations that start with an “I AM” statement.
Journaling is a great tool for any kind of mindset practice. It’s excellent to let out your thoughts, write out affirmations or experiences you want to have. You can also use it to write a daily gratitude list!
Lately, I’ve been writing out a daily morning practice that looks like this:
- 5 things I’m grateful for
- 10 goals I want to complete – I write this as if it’s already been completed (for example: I have a big cozy house that has a large yard for the dogs to run around in and an office for me to work.)
- The #1 goal that I am working on today
Sometimes I will journal about my dream life or dream day. These kinds of things make me feel really good! I love to visualize positive stuff so this always brings me back.
I learned about this journaling technique from other people that learned it from Rachel Hollis. I like it because it’s short, powerful, and it’s easy to do every day.
Listen to Music Or An Uplifting Audiobook
Music is so powerful! Some great music always makes me feel good.
I love to drive around on a sunny day and listen to ‘Better’ by Khalid. His music always brings up my vibe!
Create a playlist of your own favorite feel-good songs to listen to!
I also love to listen to some of my favorite fiction novels on audiobook. I may already know the story and it’s fun to listen to. Some of my favorite uplifting fiction authors are Jill Mansell, Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella, and Kristan Higgins.
Move Your Body
Get your body moving to get the energy flowing! This is one of my best tips to move emotions.
Movement really gets me out of my head.
Right now I am in a gentle phase of movement and love doing the YouTube workouts listed here.
Some additional ideas for movement are walking, yoga, hiking, dancing, pilates, and swimming.
Call A Supportive Friend
Talking things out with a supportive friend always makes me feel really good.
A great friend can help me find a new perspective or just let me share my tumbled mess of thoughts.
Note – make sure you find the right type of person for this! Some people may give unwanted advice or not understand your perspective and that can be tough on the relationship.
Try getting out to the park, putting your feet in the grass, or going for a walk in nature.
This is so calming and soothing!
Plus it’s a change of scenery, which always helps!
Step Away From The Screen
Get off Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok! Seriously, take a break from social media.
Unplug for a bit or even for the rest of the day.
Try screen-free activities like writing (pen and paper), painting, crafting, coloring, cleaning, etc.
Creativity is a wonderful form of self-expression! It’s also a great way to get some no-screen time in too.
Some fun forms of creativity like painting, singing, writing, coloring, drawing, and dancing are excellent stress relievers!
Once I start painting I just go into this place of creativity where I am in the zone and I don’t think about anything else.
It feels so good and it’s really good for the soul too!
Think you are not creative? Think again!
Here are a couple of tools you can try out:
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