It’s All In Your Head—Attitude Matters

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Your mindset can genuinely make or break you. It is so important to be aware of and always work towards building a healthy thought process. More than ever, people realize just how much mental health impacts their physical health. While this is a different process for each of us, there are some basic principles we can all consider on our mental health journeys.

Speaking or thinking negative thoughts about yourself can lead to warped self-esteem. When you constantly put yourself down, you destroy your confidence, which can lead to many problems that make even simple tasks seem impossible. Negative self-talk contributes to anxiety, stress, depression, and more. Instead of continuing these habits and allowing these negative thoughts to run rampant, please make an effort to become more aware of when it starts to happen. Pay attention to what triggers these thoughts and feelings about yourself. Once you know your triggers, you can understand why those things trigger you to feel negative about yourself. It can be done alone, with family/friends, or with a professional therapist. Everyone’s needs are different, so make sure you handle it with or without whomever you need. When you find the core problem(s), healing and resetting of mental habits can begin.

Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” It is such a powerful statement that points out how much our attitudes impact our success. If you constantly tell yourself you can’t do something for whatever reason(s), you will ultimately never do that thing. It won’t be because you were right—it’ll be because you talked yourself out of succeeding at it! However, on the other hand, when you go into something with a positive and “can-do” attitude, you WILL have much better results. Even if you fail, you will have built up your confidence so that you can try again and figure out how you CAN succeed. Belief breeds confidence, and confidence breeds determination. Believe that you can do something, and you WILL find a way to do it!

The direction of your attitude determines your day-to-day life. Make a point to create a routine of positivity at the start of each day. Get yourself in the right mindset when you wake up, and this will help you set the tone for your day. Even when bad things happen—and they will—your attitude will decide whether or not you let those things break you down and steal precious time from your life. Think of yourself like a bottle filled with either water or soda. Do you want to explode every time you get shaken? Or would you rather maintain your positivity and calm even when life shakes you up?

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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