Mindset—Wake Up Routine
A positive mindset can be the difference between success and failure; and, during times like these, when the future is uncertain and stress levels are high, a positive mindset is especially important. In fact, your outlook on life may even affect your mental and physical health. Studies show that the health benefits of a positive mindset include:
- Increased resistance to the common cold
- A longer lifespan
- Improved psychological and physical well-being
- Reduced rates of depression
- Decreased levels of distress
- Superior coping skills during times of stress
- Improved cardiovascular health and a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease
To start your day off on the right foot, begin with the following wake-up routine:
3 Things You’re Grateful For
Begin your day with expressions of gratitude—name three things that you are grateful for. Items on your list could be as simple as being grateful for being awake, your home, coffee, or the sun peeping in through the window.
3 Wins from Yesterday
Next, think of three wins from the day before. It’s okay if you didn’t close a huge deal at work or win the lottery. Think small. Maybe you ate three balanced meals, had time to watch a movie with your kids, or checked everything off your to-do list. Acknowledging your hard work and accomplishments, big or small, is essential for a positive mindset and ongoing success.
3 Things You’ll Achieve Today
And finally, list three things you will achieve today. This short to-do list should be made up of SMART goals so that you set yourself up for success.
Starting your day with this wake-up routine will put you in the right mindset to have a positive, productive day. We can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish!