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7 Steps to Improve your Mindset - Part 1

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change; it allows the brain natural rewire with new information. What most are unaware of is that everyone can influence the way the brain rewires. Rewiring your brain to be more positive requires conscious effort, patience, and commitment. But how can you do that?

To notice positive results in your way of experiencing life, commit for at least one month to the following exercises daily as changes won’t be immediate. You will need to put some effort and be patient until these become good habits.

Our brains renew themselves throughout life

to an extent previously thought not possible.

Michael Gazzaniga

Positive Self-Talk

Our brain tends to focus on negativity rather than positivity, which is evident in how we’re drawn more to negative news than positive ones. From an evolutionary perspective, this is because the brain developed a high sensitivity to potential threats to ensure survival. Therefore, the negativity bias remains naturally present and introducing positivity in our lives has to be done intentionally.

How Do we Introduce More Positivity in Our Lives?

The first step is to observe how we talk to ourselves. If the inner voice criticises any decision or reminds us how incapable we are, take action and avoid letting your thoughts wander down that path. There’s no need to fight negative thinking. Just pay attention and introduce positive statements every time you notice your inner voice be harsh on you. Then, your negative thinking will fade away. Begin to change the internal voice by speaking positive self-talk often. For example, think of what a good friend would tell you if you were feeling down.

Where attention goes, neural firing flows,

and neural connection grows.”

Daniel J. Siegel

  • I give myself permission to change my mind.

  • Attempting to do this took courage, and I’m proud of myself for trying.

  • I love and accept myself just as I am.

  • Fear is only a feeling; it cannot hold me back.

  • I forgive myself for past mistakes.

  • Even if the outcome wasn’t like I had hoped for, I learned something new about myself.

  • I deserve happiness.

  • My qualities, traits, and talents make me unique.

  • I still have a long way to go, but I’m proud of how far I have come.

  • I am capable and strong, and I will overcome this.

  • I trust myself.

  • I will give it my best to make this work.

  • I can learn from my past and grow as a person.

  • I’m all