5 Tips to Switch Your Mindset

switch mindset 5 Tips to Switch Your Mindset

Happy Monday loves!  Hope you had a fabulous weekend! So I was just sitting down to make a video for my team of coaches I mentor. I felt compelled to share here because learning to switch your mindset can literally change your entire life.

I don’t know if I’m the only one, some weeks I just am in a complete funk. There have been times where I have let one bad choice with having a few too many black bean brownies throw me off for the ENTIRE rest of the week. It becomes like a downward spiral. I know sugar can cause negative thinking based on research I have been doing & BOY IS THAT TRUE!

Whenever this happens, then I start beating myself up for my mistake, eat entirely too much more food  the again, & start feeling full of self doubt, & fear. I tend to then worry about EVERYTHING imaginable! And I KNOW to not worry because God has my back & will always provide. But then I just start feeling so down in the dumps!

Then I doubt that I could ever make a lasting change with my “slip ups” from healthy eating. That I could ever gain more success in my business. That I could make an impact on changing the world. Doubting EVERYTHING!!

Then luckily God always reminds me & leads me to amazing things, one time in particular it was a series of videos on how to switch your mindset. I have now listened for HOURS to many different videos (Marie Forleo has an awesome YouTube channel, loved many of her videos). Then I always spend some quiet time with God. Journaled. Pray a lot. Have a lot of alone time.

Then I always feel A MILLION times better! I feel on top of the world after I do these things! I always come out feeling better than I did before I went in to the silly funk. Learning to switch your mindset can seriously change your entire life.

I found this awesome picture on Pinterest that I thought would be super helpful & encouraging for you!

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Learning to switch your mindset is a process. Because of all I have gone through during my 27 years on earth (gaining 60 lbs in middle school & being overweight till I lost that 5 years ago, being made fun of & abandoned by all my “friends” after I gained the weight, a divorce, & I could keep going) it has been TOUGH for me, but it has been worth it! Here are my top 5 tips to switch your mindset:

1. Do not focus on the bad. Focus on the good. Because what we focus on we get more of. I know this is hard, we are wired to focus on the negative. But, think about what is going WELL for you & what you have to be thankful for.

2. Start each day with some type of exercise & quiet/devotion time. I like to start mine with PiYo & then spend the next two hours in the Bible, journaling, praying, sitting still in God’s presence, & then reading a great personal development book (right now I am reading “Switch”  by Chip & Dan Heath). If you aren’t a spiritual person, try some meditation.

3. Do daily affirmations. Think about how you want your life to look. Make a list. And PROCLAIM it out loud DAILY! Make sure it’s in present tense. For example, “I am debt free.” This will train your mind to focus on the things that will help you achieve whatever goal it is you have in place.

4. Take care of yourself. Eating healthy foods is HUGE. Because sugar & unhealthy foods affect your brain & your mood (do the research, it’s scary because SUGAR does the same thing COCAINE does to your brain). Get enough sleep. Take time for yourself daily (even if it’s only a few minutes). Make time for YOU weekly too, to just unplug from technology, pray/meditate, go out in nature, just to center yourself.

5. Grab an accountability partner. This is what we do in my fitness groups & with my coaches that I mentor, so that I can help them gain financial & health freedom. When you have an accountability partner & someone you can report your progress to, you’ll be more likely to do the RIGHT behaviors. Also, having someone else to talk things through with when you’re having a bad day makes a WORLD of a difference!

So I hope this tips help you guys & please share with anyone you think it may help!

And don’t ever hesitate to email me if you just need advice or prayer or if you’d like to work on health and/or  financial freedom yourself.

Till next time!

<3 xoxo,
Jess

Who You Are: A Message to All Women

I wanted to make my post today short & sweet. I feel like all you ladies out there need to know this! This video moves me and makes me cry every time I watch it. Because YOU are loved. You are God’s amazing child & He loves you so much. He has huge plans for your life! Don’t you ever tell yourself less!

The video is called “Who You Are: A Message to All Women.” Here it is:

I hope this helps & please share away if you know someone else who needs to hear this powerful message <3

Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Story

dontbeashamed Dont Be Ashamed of Your Story

Hey ya’ll! Hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! I got in lots of time with friends, some rest, & had an amazing time volunteering at church.

Today I really felt like I should talk about your story & most importantly: don’t be ashamed of your story. A conversation over coffee with a dear friend yesterday made me think how important it was to share this with ya’ll.

First of all, I want to tell you to not be ashamed of what others think or say about you! The Lord sees who you are inside & sees your intentions. No one else but Him knows that. People like to judge based on outward appearance or what they think they know. And a lot of the time it is because of JEALOUSY. It has nothing at all to do with you beautiful one!

I say this from firsthand experience on many occasions. I cannot tell you how many times I have been judged by others for the business I have, the type of clothes I wear, & I could keep on going. But I know now that it has nothing to do with me & everything to do with them. The best I can do is just pray for them. Don’t be ashamed of your story! God is going to use it in a way to minister to & help so many people.

Secondly, don’t be ashamed of the struggles you are going through. I try to be very open with ya’ll about my struggles. We all have them! My biggest struggle is food & my body image & I feel crazy to say that because I mentor others with their fitness & nutrition. But, food has been a stronghold in my life. That’s why I used to weigh 60 more lbs than I do now! And I still struggle with it.

It’s not that I make unhealthy choices very often. I have the tendency to obsess & overanalyze about every piece of food that goes in to my mouth. I have turned in to an obsessive calorie counter. I also look in the mirror & don’t like what I see a lot of days. I feel like I look fat & notice all of the things wrong with me. I KNOW that is not the right mindset to have & I am working on overcoming it. I am in a much better place than I was before. But it is a daily struggle for me!

I also struggle with not valuing myself or my worth. Putting my identity in how successful I am or how thin I feel. Those are worldly things that don’t even matter & I know that, but it’s something I am working on overcoming. I am trying to remind myself daily to see myself how God sees me & not how I feel or am thinking that day.

Lastly a big struggle of mine is negative thinking. I know God can make amazing things happen & He can do anything! But, the enemy still tries to attack my mind that I am doing things wrong or I am not good enough to reach certain goals. I am working on replacing those negative thoughts with God’s Word, but again it’s a daily process.

So I say all this to say, don’t be ashamed of your story! Your story is going to help encourage so many people. I share all of my struggles with you today because I want you to know you are not alone. And you CAN get through it!

If you ever need help or advice in any of these areas, don’t ever hesitate to contact me via email. I am always glad to help <3