THE IMPORTANCE OF SYSTEMS: Mindset
Systems as part of your daily self care routine are essential and once practised will become part of your daily routine.
At first, starting a new system and finding time in what feels like an already busy and hectic schedule can feel a little daunting and overwhelming, but I am here to promise you that those 5 minutes you make for yourself will go a long way to improving your overall mental and physical health. In this blog I am going to share with you my 3 top tips for creating and keeping a healthy mindset schedule.
Clients often tell me that journalling is something that they find notoriously difficult.
We all know what our daily triggers can be, like getting stuck in traffic, a difficult day at work, being late for an appointment, disagreements or confrontation with loved ones.
All of these daily encounters sit with us, within us, and they pile up over time, which is why its important to find an avenue to release them. This is where journaling can really help.
You don’t have to write a beautiful journal entry, unless thats your thing. Many clients who say journalling is hard are those that believe that they need to write a comprehensive run through or “diary” style entry of their day.
This is not the case. Nobody will read this, maybe not even you after you’ve written it. Your journalling should be a release and it doesn’t matter if it makes no sense!
Me? I find that a doodle or a scribble work well, a note in a bubble or using highlighter pens is effective. As is underlining single words. All of which work just as (if not more) effectively than a pretty journal entry.
So go freestyle, be artistic, list, bullet, underline and use different coloured pens. Make your journalling a mind dump and not a narrative.
Goal setting is such an important part of your mindset regime.
Start with small goals and build up to larger goals over time. For example, set 3 small goals for the week. They can be as small or as large as you like, but by starting off small you will be more likely to achieve your goals and move more positively into your next goal.
Good examples of small goals include:
- Drinking a pint of water every morning to start your day.
- Making your bed to start your day off in a productive way.
- Eating a healthy breakfast.
- Limit your time on social media.
- Don’t drink caffeine after 12noon.
- Get to bed at a reasonable time.
These small but achievable goal examples will be easy to complete and after 1 week will feel like part of your daily routine.
Don’t forget to include journaling in there too!
TRAIN AND EAT WELL
The most important key to a healthy mindset is to keep a regular fitness and healthy eating regime.
We all love to have a cheat meal or or eat food that isn’t always 100% on the “good” list, but that is absolutely fine if you are eating healthily 75% of the time and keeping yourself active at least 3 times a week.
Lots of fresh fruit and veg, alongside lots of fresh air (no, you don’t have to go to the gym to add exercise to your day, a walk along the beach is just as effective) is the best prescription for a clear mind and fresh perspective.
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