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I hope this week has been treating you well. Did you happen to see yesterday’s Instagram Story? In case you missed it, I started a new segment called #WELLNESSWEDNESDAY where I’ll be sharing a wellness tip every week on my story! The tips will be centered around products I’m loving, pantry staples, and anything wellness related that I can’t get enough of. Sound like something you would like to see? Tune in every Wednesday over on IG Stories!
Today’s post idea came to me a few days ago when I was burning some sage in the morning and writing in my gratitude journal. I had just brewed a cup of Bulletproof coffee and was getting ready to start my day. I was feeling particularly calm and got to thinking about how I go about finding that place of calm when I’m feeling anything BUT calm. Today’s post is going to be the 4 things I do when I need a total mindset reset. You know those times when you’re feeling like a screw is loose in your thoughts? When the thoughts are circling faster than you are recognizing what you’re obsessing over? Yeah, I’m talking about those times.
Here are three lifestyle/ wellness practices I put into place when I need to push the RESET button on my mindset.
- Take a big step back & reevaluate what the heck I’m even stressing out over.
Sometimes writing out the “story” that your brain is telling you is enough to shrink it!! There’s an amazing book called “No Worries” (I’ve mentioned it before) and I love it for writing down the silly story that’s creating “worry” centric thoughts. These thoughts can creep up on us faster than we think and sometimes they’ve maneuvered their way in before we even realize!! Taking time to separate the worry from one’s self allows us to look at it objectively.
2. Take a few hours to myself to do something that makes me feel rejuvenated.
Often times if I’m feeling out of balance, it’s because I haven’t had time to myself in a while. As I’ve mentioned before I’m an introverted extrovert meaning that I sometimes need time alone to recharge. If I go a long while without that time, I tend to get sort of snappy. For a fix when I’m getting this way, I set boundaries for myself! I take a few hours to take a bath, go workout, go grocery shopping alone, etc. It doesn’t have to be something fancy or expensive!! Sometimes, lighting a candle and watching Gilmore Girls can be incredibly therapeutic. Allowing yourself time to recoup without guilt is SO important.
3. Write down my worries and challenge them. Turn the worry stories into “I’m gratefuls.”
This is similar to number one but is taking it a step further. Sometimes I’ll recognize I’m telling myself a story that just isn’t serving me. If I’ve already written down and still find myself focusing on it, I dive a step deeper. I come up with something I’m grateful for to counter whatever worry or anxiety thought might be bugging me. I try and replace the worry with something I’m grateful for. Throughout the day if the worry thought pops up, I replace it with the gratitude thought and after a while it becomes second nature.
Another main thing that helps me to reset my mindset is a good workout! There have been many times where I’m in the grumpiest of moods before I workout and leave Orange Theory feeling on top of the world. When in doubt, get in a good workout and watch as it lifts that mood.
As always, thanks for reading! Love you guys! X