A New Mindset

A few weeks ago, I watched a vlog by Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often that inspired me. I keep thinking about it and have been trying to incorporate it into my life. So I thought I’d share it here, in case you hadn’t seen it.

The main point is simple: Instead of focusing on what you need to stop doing, focus on what you need to start doing.

Danny said, “We don’t have to focus on quitting anything. Just keep doing enough of the right stuff and the negative will not have room in your life.”

The positive changes will eventually push out the negative behaviors.

It’s important to make a plan and stick to it. Here are some ideas:

Instead of Saying:Β 

  1. I have to stop eating junk food.
  2. I need to quit watching so much TV.
  3. I should spend less time on social media.
  4. I need to lose weight.
  5. I need to stop wasting money.

Say This, and Make a Positive Change:Β 

  1. I’ll add more fruits and veggies into my diet. Have blueberries, strawberries, or apples with my yogurt. Eat carrots and hummus at lunch with my sandwich. Make broccoli or grilled zucchini and peppers with my chicken at dinner.
  2. I’m going to read more. Go to the bookstore and browse for a good book or magazine.
  3. I’ll call a friend. Make plans to meet for coffee or lunch.
  4. I’m going to take a walk every day. Can be short or long, just get out and do it. Wear my Fitbit or pedometer to count my steps.
  5. I’ll make my lunch two or three days a week. Make my own iced coffee.

These may or may not apply to you. But the idea remains the same. Add positiveΒ  behaviors to replace the negative ones.

Here’s the link to watch Danny’s vlog. Sign up on his YouTube channel for more inspiration!

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30 thoughts on “A New Mindset

  1. I definitely need to learn to rework my negative thoughts into positive ones, and then put them to action! Great article!

    And it’s true – once you do start building your future, the old bad stuff falls away. There’s just no room to focus any energy on it. I’ve learned this first-hand, but I’m still learning! πŸ™‚

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    • I’m still learning too! It’s a process, takes time. It’s good to be able to recognize the negative thoughts and behaviors, and that they need to be turned into positives. I think that’s the first step to changing. Thanks so much for your kind words, glad you could relate to it πŸ™‚

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  3. Working on a more positive mindset has been my personal goal in the past year and my Inspirememom blog is a big part of sharing how much I have learned and is out there in working on our self and changing even to be the best role model we can be for others. This week has been tough though, and needed an encouraging reminder! This is a great idea you shared to work on the mindset and focus on what we can do, not just what we cannot. Loved this!

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    • Thank you so much! I love how you’ve made it a goal to have a more positive mindset. It isn’t always easy to do! Sorry you’ve had a rough week. But don’t be too hard on yourself, it takes time. I’m glad you could relate to this way of thinking to incorporate more positive behaviors. I’ve been working on it too! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  4. This is SO true!
    When I started my NLP Practitioner course, the first thing they taught us is how to ”switch” negative words and sentences with the positive ones. As one would say: ”You can’t wake up one day and say ‘Bad habit – Stop existing’, it takes time to replace a bad habit with a good one. ”
    Sure, in the beginning you’ll make mistakes, but the most important thing is that you know who you’re doing it for! You are changing so your life can get better. πŸ™‚ And that automatically pulls everything else in place. You start to feel good about yourself, and other people start feeling good when they’re around you. It’s wonderful. πŸ™‚
    Thank you for writing this post, and reminding me of my ‘starting moments’ that were hard, but wonderful and surely worth it today. ❀

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    • Aw, thank you so much for your lovely comment! I appreciate your insight on this. I love what you say about changing your life so it gets better, and it pulls everything in place. Yes, exactly! But it’s gradual, takes time to get rid of the negative thoughts/actions and fill your life with positive behaviors. Thank you for visiting here. Do you have an active blog? When I click on your name/link it says the author has deleted their site. I’d love to follow your blog πŸ™‚ Take care, Jenny

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      • Of course, everything in life takes time, so a habit can be properly set. πŸ™‚
        Hmm yes I’m setting up a new blog, and it I’ll start with new posts in October.
        It’s strange that it isn’t shown on my profile. :/ Thank you for telling me that, so I can take a look at it.
        Warm hugs and best wishes, Ivana.


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