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

How to Overcome Negative Thoughts

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Happy Monday! So, yesterday I shared a long motivational rant that was inspired by the sermon at church. It’s about how to overcome negative thoughts. We all deal with them; but true change happens when your WHY becomes bigger than your excuses.

What do I mean by that?

The sermon at church  got me thinking & for the first time EVER, I worked out on my rest day.  (Yes, I fully believe in taking one day off & this is not something I’m always gonna do, just keep reading k?  Or don’t, that’s okay too.)  Pastor Steven talked about all the thoughts we have in our heads every day as humans & that 80% of them are negative thoughts.  WHA?!  He was talking about how we have to take all those thoughts captive & replace them with words from God & not let the enemy win. 

So here was my thought process & a bit about what was going on with me.  I didn’t get much sleep Friday night & yesterday I was completely motivated to organize my entire life & business & make myself a schedule (tots out of my comfort zone since I quit my full-time job).  BUT I took 12 hours yesterday to do what I had to do even though I was exhausted – because my WHY was bigger than my excuses.  I want so badly to give away more money than I earn to help others & to be the best me for for my team & clients, so I had to get my crap together.  My WHY pushed me to overcome these thoughts:

“I’m so exhausted I just wanna lay in bed all day.”
“I don’t even want to workout because I will be even more tired.”
“I hate sticking to schedules because it makes me feel overwhelmed.”
“I love being organized but hate organizing stuff.”
“This is too damn hard I don’t feel like this today.”

Just to name a few.  But I pushed through & got it done & am so happy I did! That is how to overcome negative thoughts. Then I drank some wine Saturday night, which takes us to why I worked out yesterday.  I am a bit high strung when I’m excited or passionate about something & I couldn’t turn off my mind last night so I enjoyed some red wine.  I don’t usually drink because it doesn’t help my goals, but I gave in because I’m human.

So I woke up yesterday still feeling all kinds of tired & took a long nap , but I felt icky from the wine so I decided to do a Shakeology (low calorie) cleanse for one day. I knew I wanted to burn off the extra calories I consumed but here’s what was going through my head…

“I wanna stay in bed the rest of the day.”
“I’m just going to have to deal with the fact that I’m fluffy & feel like crap because I don’t have enough energy to workout & haven’t consumed enough calories.”
“It’s my rest day, so I should be lazy.”

Just to name a few…  But again my WHY was bigger than my excuses – I want to FEEL my best & healthiest & treat my body like a temple.  So I crushed it & burned almost 900 calories! That’s how to overcome negative thoughts. 

Normally on Sunday nights since it’s my day off, I would go do something unproductive & maybe watch some mindless TV (don’t usually watch it anymore but NCIS is my guilty pleasure).  But, again my WHY is pushing past those excuses – for my team, my clients, & for all those others who need my help – so I’m reading a good personal development book & filling my mind with things that will help me GROW, not keep me at a stand still.  Longest message ever, but the sermon got me motivated today & I just wanted to share what I go through to be transparent so y’all can see we all go through these things & how to overcome!  Hope this helps someone & if you read all this, you rock! 

And that’s how to overcome negative thoughts my friends!

Please RT or share with anyone this may help or inspire!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3