MINDSET CHALLENGES TO PROMOTE MENTAL WELLBEING (PART2)
Mindset challenge #8 is feelings,
Feelings, talking to your friends about your real feelings, and I mean your real
So look right, over the years we have got better at saying how we felt after the event:
‘Sorry, I never met up with you last week I was in a dark place, man’
‘I’m not really feeling it today. I just don’t feel that great can we meet up another day’
But I want us to go to the next level now and I would like to talk about those feelings.
So what is in that Dark Place?
What happened in that dark place?
Talking about it when we’re in that place. Not avoiding the phone calls, but actually talking to our friends about that feeling, about feeling like a failure, about that voice in the back of their head that keeps telling us we’re no good or that feeling that just comes over the body that makes you feel like you’re worthless, you’re not going to achieve the goals that you set out for yourself. you’re not going to be able to show to your friends and family that you are capable of being a responsible person.
Talk about those feelings…. take time maybe not today but take time to sit down with a trusted friend and really talk about how you feel, not worrying about judgement
just getting that s*** off your chest, so that you can feel a bit of lighter
Mindset challenge #9 is goals
Set realistic goals, but make sure that your goals challenge you. That they take you into the stretch zone, where you feel rewarded and invigorated, you feel like you’re moving forwards.
But make sure your goals aren’t too demanding, because you will end up in the panic zone and you will feel overwhelmed.
But please, please, please, please, please don’t make your goals too easy, because then you’ll be stuck in the comfort zone and you won’t feel like you’ve progressed or you won’t feel like you’re moving forwards.
Mindset challenge #10 is strengths
Today what you’re going to do is write down a list of your strengths and you’re not going to write down your weaknesses, because we both know -you do that too much already so you’re going to start off you’re going to write a list of your strengths
What you do well
What you’ve achieved
What you’re best at
you’re going to look at how you use your strengths in a different areas of your life. Your personal
relationships, your work and your personal fulfilment.
Then you will spend some time looking at how you can use your strengths more often.
Where, when and how
This will give you an insight into what you do well and what you need to do more
Mindset challenge #11 happy
What do you equate to happiness?
Some of us out here believe that happiness comes from being with our partner, finding the right partner.
Others feel happiness comes from having that dream job
And there’s a lot of people who think that happiness comes from having money.
But they are all eternal things, and you can find yourself waiting for a lifetime for this to happen therefore feeling that you cannot be happy.
But happiness comes from within.
What are you going to do to make yourself happy?
What thing can you do that makes you happy?
Mindset challenge #12 is Rest
It is important to distinguish the difference between rest and taking a break..
When you take a break, you are sitting down for 1o minutes or laying down for 5 minutes. The emphasis Is on a quick breather.
When you are having a rest it can be anything from 30 minutes to an hour. We zone out from work and everything else and have a nice good rest
So remember to take a rest and if you are now finding excuses as to why you can’t take a rest…then this isn’t for you
Mindset challenge #13 is friends
Spending time with friends is good for our wellbeing. It is very important to communicate and spend with friends.
When the chance arises, be honest with friends about how you feel and also be a good friend. Be there for your friends. Be sympathetic, be empathetic
Mindset challenge #14 is journaling
Journaling is good to get your worries and other thoughts out on paper. Journaling can be called meditation on paper.
So take some time out, get your thoughts out and let them go