Practical Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset

Do you wish you could think positively instead of assuming the worst when dealing with different situations? If you feel like you’re always thinking of the worst possible scenario, there are steps you can take to change your way of thinking. The secret to achieving a positive mindset involves letting go of the past, reducing stress, and working toward a happier and healthier life. 

1. Reduce Stress in Your Life

It’s hard to stay positive when you stress over everything. Some of these things may be out of your control. What good does it do for you to worry so much over something you have no control over? It’s time to learn to let those things go. Start doing things that help you reduce the stress in your life, such as going for long walks or visiting your local gym to exercise. Even relaxing in a hot tub or bathtub can make you feel more relaxed. When you can relax your mind, you can feel at ease and focus more on positivity.

2. Surround Yourself with Positive People

You can’t expect to live a positive life and have a positive mindset if you’re spending time with negative, toxic people. If someone causes a lot of stress and drama in your life, it’s time to cut them out of it. Stop putting up excuses for people who aren’t changing and refuse to see their wrongdoing. Instead, spend less time with negative people and more time with people who make you feel good. When you start spending quality time with optimistic people who care about you and support you, it can leave you with a much more positive mindset than before.

3. Look on the Bright Side

Unfortunately, things don’t always go the way we plan them to, leading to disappointment. If something doesn’t go your way, try not to dwell on what went wrong. Instead, try to look on the bright side of the situation. There may be some cons to something going wrong, but there may also end up being a few advantages with things working out on your end in due time. If you’re looking on the bright side of any situation, you’re not letting small obstacles or issues get in the way of the bigger picture. As a result, you won’t need to spend time feeling so stressed, frustrated, and angry over things.

Positive Mindset Tips

Use these positive mindset tips to change your way of thinking. Get out of that negative funk and work on optimism. When you’re letting go of stressful situations and negative thoughts, you can feel much better and focus on the positive things around you. It’s essential to surround yourself with positive people who always have good things to say. 

These people can lift your spirits and help you work on yourself while attempting to change your mindset to a more positive one. It can take time to make significant progress, but if you genuinely want to let go of negativity and improve your mindset, start working on the changes that can get you to where you want to be.

Steps to Confidence

Building confidence is a necessary exercise for many of us. If self-confidence does not come naturally, building it up takes deliberate, conscious effort. While no step-by-step program is perfect, the following are some steps that may help you build up your sense of confidence.

Having confidence is not easy for everyone, and even those you think have it easy do not have it easy! One thing you must remember is that just because something appears easy to someone else, doesn’t make it easy.

Some people are better at presenting things as “easy” than others, but we all have to work hard to fight those negative thought patterns we get from time to time. Confidence can be hit when a relationship fails, a goal fails, a situation doesn’t go the way we expected.

Confidence is such a tricky and fragile thing but once you learn how to do some mindset training? It gets a little easier to control. The older you get, the more experiences you have, the more time you spend on training yourself to be confident – the easier it will e to stop those negative thought patterns and feel awesome about yourself no matter what life tosses at you!

Goals

Write them down. Make a list of your goals, long and short term, and then below each goal write the steps it will take to get there. For example, if one of your goals is to launch a website to earn money, your list might look like this:

Launch Website
a. Reserve domain
b. Set up hosting
c. Contact web designer and discuss layout
d. Write a short ebook as a promotional giveaway
e. Write content and newsletters for site to cover several months after launch

Whether it’s relationships, business ventures, or self-improvement, writing your goals and their necessary steps can make those goals much less formidable and much more doable. That alone helps you feel more confident in moving forward.

Stop Comparing

While it’s good to have aspirations toward self-improvement, constantly comparing yourself to the best of the best in your realm can get discouraging. For example, if you’d like to have a talk radio show or Podcast, you might be inspired by high-profile radio hosts; being inspired by them is fine, but beating yourself up because you are not exactly like they are – complete with millions of listeners – will only discourage you.

Build a Positive Self-Image

It seems that when you are just certain you are going to fail before you try something, you are more likely to fail when you do try it. If you have a negative self-image and think you just can’t achieve anything, it’s likely that you won’t – thus underscoring this false impression about yourself. Stop listening to the negative inner voice and instead tell yourself that you can achieve your goals and, even if you fail, it’s not because you are a bad person or because you didn’t try.

Get to Know Yourself

This means spending some quiet time thinking or writing in a journal – some quiet time by yourself in which you assess your strengths, weaknesses, and personality. What are your character traits? What quirks and talents do you have? Pretend like you are being interviewed and that the interviewer is trying to get to know you. What questions would they ask?

Turn off the Media

For a while, it might be good to turn off the TV and put down the magazines. The perfect-people images found in the media can be discouraging for those who are struggling with self-confidence.

The Pros and Cons of Quitting Social Media

Some people aren’t bothered by social media. They can spend hours on social media and never feel overwhelmed, stressed, or out of sorts. Other people may feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and see a decline in their mental health within an hour of being on social media.

If you’re someone who is experiencing negative emotions from the prolonged use of social media then you may want to continue reading. Today I’m sharing some of the pros and cons of quitting social media so that you can choose to live happier and healthier with fewer online engagements.

Cons of Quitting Social Media

Below are just some of the disadvantages that you experience when you quit social media or commit to a short-term social media detox.

Increased Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

No matter how hard you try, it seems social media is the place that friends and family post their latest news. You can try to stay in touch with long-distance connections via phone calls or text messages, but the news will be few and far between.

This means you’ll have to get comfortable with embracing the concept that you may not hear about a birth announcement, engagement, or something news from those who live further away when you quit social media.

Fewer Networking Opportunities

If you run a business or most of your networking requires marketing on the internet for your business, and you decide to quit social media, then you may have fewer networking opportunities. You’ll have to resort to different methods of engagement and advertising for your business.

This means you’ll miss out on the instant reward that networking for business on social media provides. You can gain business through other outlets, but social media has begun to take over the major parts of business networking and advertising as of late.

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Pros of Quitting Social Media

There are a few pros of quitting social media that may just entice you to complete a social media detox or quit it altogether.

Get Better Sleep

Most of us spend far too many hours on our cell phones. You probably look at your phone before you go to bed. The phone is probably the first thing you look at when you wake up. This addiction to screens and social media has disrupted our natural sleep patterns. Don’t forget to grab your CBD Pillow – Add to Cart to maximum sleep while detoxing from social media.

When you quit social media you’ll have fewer reasons to peek at your cell phone before bed. This means your eyes and brain will be relaxed, ready to slip into a deep slumber when you quit social media!

Start to Feel More Confident

Whether you realize it, or not, social media plays a toll on our self-esteem. When you share something on social media and receive little to no reactions or comments, you may start to feel like you don’t matter. This can destroy your self-confidence one little piece at a time until you start to feel irrelevant.

Quitting social media will provide you with a chance to feel more confident. You’ll be enjoying your real life outside of the internet and engaging in real-life connections that boost your self-confidence higher than any social media post would do.

How to Quit Social Media

As a freelance writer and entrepreneur, social media is a huge part of my business world. Quitting social media for good is not a reasonable option for me. I can, however, quit social media for “fun”. I’ve started to slowly refrain from sharing too much of my personal life on social media and limited the time I spend scrolling the newsfeeds.

Removing the apps from your smartphone will be a great start to detoxing yourself from social media. You may eventually quit social media for good on the personal side and only post on your business page once you see all of the benefits that come from quitting social media.

If you’re uncertain about quitting social media for good, I invite you to take just two weeks off from the internet as a whole. Schedule your work out. Schedule the social media updates for your business. Uninstall the social media apps from your phone and make a schedule of things to do during this two-week social media detox.

Write down how you feel at the start, middle, and end of this time quitting social media. Evaluate how you feel and determine if quitting social media is something that makes sense for you. If you feel that your time away from social media has improved your mental health and relationship with the people closest to you, then perhaps it’s time to consider quitting social media for good.

My Journey to Great Success

My Journey to Great Success

Hey everyone! Brandy Ellen here. I’m ready to share some of my experiences in life that led me to great success. This journey has had twists and turns, ups and downs, tears, and smiles. I’ve cried and laughed, I’ve laughed so hard I cried, but here I am with the confidence to say that I’ve achieved great success!

Food in the Home Great Success

I understand that we all define great success in different ways. My first experience of feeling as if “I made it” was when, after years of struggling, my children finally had a full freezer, fridge, and cupboards of food. Some processed foods, some fresh, but food nonetheless!

  • To me, having food in the home to supply the children with their needs in this area made me feel like a great success!

That was probably my first set of tears that flowed from my eyes down my cheeks in 2020. Finally! The kids had a steady food supply without having state assistance. Yes, I’ve been on state assistance at various times in my life, both cash and food stamps.

I’ve had to stay with my parents more than once, and I’ve been homeless. Life wasn’t ever “easy” for me, and it’s not “easy” now, nor do I expect life to ever be “easy”.

  • Here’s the thing; life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to help you grow stronger, wiser, and more well-rounded as each new chapter arrives.

It may sound funny to some of you out there, that this positive thinking freelance writer, felt most successful when she provided FOOD for her kids. That’s okay, I’m confident with the way I define success and my individual story of great success.

Great Success in Relationships

Another area where I define something as part of my great success story is being reunited with my sons’ father. We divorced when our youngest of two boys was around age 2. While we’ve always been amicable, and perhaps many issues derived from having two babies in two years, us reuniting in late 2019 is for sure part of what I feel is a great success.

Learning to spend time listening to someone, communicating effectively with them, and then having that ah-ha moment that ‘wait we should be together’ thought is such an amazing experience.

We both were at a time in our life where we saw the value of the friendship we’ve always had, the sons we shared, and each other. When you can pause all the emotions of the past, to live in this one moment, and truly feel what’s right and act on it? That’s a great success!

  • When you’re married or in a relationship with someone who values your opinon, listens to your thoughts, and truly cares about you it’s worth more than any amount of money.

To me, great success is not defined in terms of financial gain. Great success is defined as the ability to grow from the not-so-wise younger version of yourself into a mature, open-minded, well-rounded individual.

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Great Success with Business

While I don’t define great success in terms of finances alone, it is a significant part of my great success story. Lack of money is what led my ex and me back together; we were both homeless (for different financial reasons) with our sons together before committing to take friendship to the relationship level, again.

Managing money better is what led to the great success of having food in our home. So, finances do play a key role in my great success story. I just don’t feel it’s the defining part of my story.

I got lost along the journey to great success. I had these goals ready to achieve, and in walked someone who didn’t belong in that journey (more than once). I didn’t set healthy boundaries with others. I just let life pass me by as I tried to figure out the best direction after each mishap.

  • I’ve always known in my soul that you will have great success in business if you follow your heart, stay true to who you are, and help others along the way rather than focusing on “I need to make money now”.

The only reason that I sit here today sharing my story is that, with the help of my supportive community around me, I kept on going. I didn’t resort to negative self-talk, bashing others, or looking outward to blame something or someone for my mishaps.

Each time I allowed someone or something to interrupt my path to my goals, I looked inward to learn more about myself. I wanted to know, needed to know, the root problem for my mishaps. I will continue using my growth mindset to evaluate and adjust as each new chapter arrives.

No matter how often I get taken off course, or what happens in my life, I’ve continuously helped others, let others vent to me, lent support, and advice. I do these things because they matter more deeply to me than the amount of money in my bank account.

  • I have always stayed true to what my true mission in life is; to inspire others to live their best life!

This, my friends, is my true great success story. Being blessed to help others in any way I can. Whether it’s donating funds to help with groceries or a new baby on the way, helping them with a minor blog problem, or lending my ear for listening;

the biggest reasons I stand here today with food in the home, a roof over my head, an amazing partner, and a successful business is that I stayed true to who I am and I never gave up.

I can’t help but pour my heart out with how much a growth mindset can help you overcome so many challenges that life tosses at you. If you truly have a dream to be your own boss, and you want to change the world, you can do it!

A growth mindset is what alters my perspective of situations that happen to me. I allow myself to feel the grief, sadness, or anger but move on as soon as that process is over. I remove the emotion from the story, adjust my sails, and handle what I can handle today to achieve my great success story.

My story isn’t over yet, it is something that I will continuously work on throughout my entire life, but as of this moment? I am pretty confident in saying that my great success story has expanded enough that I’m now better able to help others get through those mishaps so that they can learn to harness the growth mindset and do great things in their life.

I end with this question today;

Do you feel like your life has been a great success overall? Why or why not? Also, is there something I can try to help you with?

What’s Your Biggest Desire? Steps to Get all That You Desire

We all have that one thing that we desire most in life. It may be a material item, it may be a dream or a goal but we each have at least one big desire in life. You may have shared this desire with others or kept it close to the chest.

Whatever your biggest desire is, we want you to know that it’s possible to obtain. You can receive all that you desire! You can achieve great things! You can accomplish anything that you set your mind to.

How to Get Everything You Desire

How can you get to a point where you’re living a life full of everything that you desire? Well, that’s simple really. Just follow our tips below to get started. Don’t forget to take a peek at our store where we feature personal improvement audios and videos to help with this process.

Know What You Want

Don’t just think of that small thing that you think you want, no! You need to sit down and really think about the type of life you desire. What is the biggest thing you desire that will transform your mind, soul, and life? That’s what you need to focus on!

To process this step you’ll need to consider the following areas of life:

  • Relationships
  • Work and Business
  • Experiences
  • Material Items
  • Health and Fitness

What type of relationship will make you feel happier so you feel supported with your mission to achieve your biggest desires?

What type of work makes you feel excited to get up and start doing the tasks?

What experiences are you hoping to have throughout your life?

What material items do you want to have and will they help you feel happier?

What type of health and fitness goals do you need to work on in order to achieve your biggest desires?

These are all good questions to ask during this first step in achieving your biggest desire. Some areas may not pertain to you, and that’s fine! Just skip any of the areas above that don’t resonate with you during this process.

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Know You Can Have Anything, but Not Everything

This is the number one reason so many people start the process of positive thinking, budgeting & saving, or working on their money mindset but give up! We live in a world where instant gratification is everywhere we turn.

Grab your smartphone and log into social media. You’ll see tons of likes, comments, and reactions within minutes of posting something. Social media has created a world where people forget to be patient and eventually lose focus.

We’re always looking for the next big thing when we should be strictly focused on our biggest desires and practicing daily habits to get there. You may not have everything you want but you can have anything you want.

This means that it’s possible to get all that you desire, given the right time and focus. When you work through this activity to think about what your biggest desire is and what type of life you want, take the time to truly envision what your world would be like when you attain these desires.

How will you feel?

What type of person will you be?

What activities or tasks will be removed from your daily life because they don’t pertain to this mission?

Making a goal to stick with creating the life you truly desire and deserve will take a lot of self-discipline. You’re going to put a pause or stop to some daily habits, like aimlessly surfing social media, so that you can remain strictly focused on this new goal.

Start Taking Small Actionable Steps Every Day

Lastly, you’ll want to start taking small actionable steps every day. Using a notepad, Trello, or Asana to develop a nice set of daily tasks to complete will encourage you to stay dedicated to your mission to achieve your biggest desires.

Most people write their desires down so that they have a visual reminder. This visual reminder, much like a vision board, helps keep your mind focused on this new mission. You’ll find that most of your daily life changes as you work on this process. New opportunities will arise that align with your biggest desire.

Just one small actionable step each day will help the Universe bring to you the experiences, opportunities, and tools you need to succeed. You just need to keep your mind focused, and use positive affirmations while you sleep to train your subconscious mind.

Here at Learn.Grow.Master, we help others expand their mind so that they can achieve their biggest desire. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes dedication. BUT one thing’s for sure; everyone we help eventually attains that one big desire and feels more joyous than they have in years.

While we can’t guarantee results, we can guarantee that our tips and tools were hand-selected by the best of the best in the coaching and positive lifestyle industry to help you achieve all that you desire. With a little hard work, self-motivation, and mindset training you will be well on your way towards achieving everything you’ve ever dreamed of!

We end with this question today;

Have you ever used a vision board to achieve your goals?

Tips to Ease Anxiety During a Crisis

Many people suffer from anxiety. Some have stronger symptoms of anxiety than others, but either way, anxiety can consume your entire being as you crumble into pieces.

Anxiety causes an irrational level of fear and worry. This fear and worry can lead you down a path of depression and the inability to cope with everyday life. Our team knows what anxiety feels like, which is why we provide a variety of tips and tools to help you cope during times of high anxiety.

With many people having been in lockdown, and some still are, during the 2020/2021 pandemic, we wanted to share some tips that can help anyone with anxiety relax a teeny bit during times of crisis.

Unplug from Screens

Anxiety can be fueled when you watch the news, surf social media, or see advertisements. During a crisis, you’ll find that every part of the internet and most news sources are talking about the crisis. This won’t help you reduce anxiety.

  • Try to unplug from screens for a bit so that you can ease your way back to reality. Reducing the amount of time you consume negative media will help calm your fear and incessant worrying.

Call a Friend

If you’re stuck at home or just so crippled with anxiety that you don’t want to go anywhere, then why not call a friend?! We all have that special someone or group of friends who understand our anxiety and are more than willing to talk us off the ledge.

  • Find solace in reaching out to your loved ones who can help you get those irrational fears and worries out of your head.
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Write a Journal

A gratitude journal is one of our personal favorite activities to use as a means to keep our team members’ anxiety in check. Our team members have each had their fair share of trauma or anxiety and most will tell you that journaling helped them a lot!

  • Write in your journal twice a day during times of high anxiety and at least three times per week when life is a bit more stable.

Start Meditation

There are so many meditation apps available, our team has recommended these Guided Meditation & Hypnosis Audios to help with this process. Using some form of meditation, be it sitting still and closing your eyes, or using hypnosis audios, will significantly improve your mindset so you chill out.

  • Look at the app store on your smartphone for a free meditation app. Try a few of them until one resonates with you. Stick with the one that helps you most, and use it daily!

When it comes to learning how to cope with anxiety during a crisis, there’s no one size fits all solution. We understand that each of you out there is unique in how you cope during times of high stress. All we can do is provide you with the above tips and tools to get you started in a direction that helps YOU, the individual.

If you know someone out there who suffers from high levels of anxiety during a time of crisis, please take the time to reach out to them. Listen to them talk, and hear what they have to say. Hold your tongue from judgment, only speak kindly to them while you listen to their every word.

Sometimes, being that kind of friend that shows some compassion can go a long way for someone suffering from high anxiety during a crisis.

We end with this question today;

Do you or someone you know suffer from anxiety? What has helped you, or your friend, cope during times of crisis?