Finding a Positive Mindset (Update)

One month ago, I decided I was tired of having so many problems with negativity in my life. I set goals in order to help me accomplish a more positive mindset. This is an update to that previous post. If you haven’t had the chance to read the original post, you can read it here.

On a scale of 1-10, I would rate my success in the goal about a 4 and a half.

Yeah, I didn’t do very well.

I did better than I was expecting though!

I can’t decide whether or not that’s a good thing.

Without further ado, let’s delve into the specifics of how I did on each goal.

Mediation

I managed to do well with this for two days I believe. I’ve been so busy lately, I wake up, run around, throwing things together before I have to head out the door for a busy day. When nighttime comes, I’m too tired. I didn’t think about meditating hardly at all. Except the moments I had a twinge of guilt when I remembered and realized I hadn’t been doing it at all.

Excercise

Of all the goals, I succeeded in this one best of all! School started, and with it, five workout classes. Sadly, I’m not sure if it’s actually helping with a positive mindset. It helps in the moment, but once I’m finished and I get into work, I’m tired and annoyed. I’m unsure as to why that is. I’ve concluded it may be because my body isn’t used to all the exertion. Nevertheless, I am working out a lot more which makes me feel good. Hopefully this can continue, and with it, happier feelings.

Hobbies

Even with my crazy schedule, I managed to get in some me time. I finished a great book and started a new one. I worked on some art, played some music, and just enjoyed myself. I managed to do this because I truly believe that spending time doing things you enjoy helps when you’re stressed. I think it helped me manage my negativity a little. It kept my mind off of negative thoughts, and put my mind into my own little world.

Write it and Throw it

No trees were harmed in this goal.

The reason why?

I didn’t do this at all!

I really think I should have, but I didn’t. That’s all there really is for this one.

Avoid speaking about others behind their backs

I knew from the start this would be a difficult one. It was. I did find myself noticing from time to time that I was talking badly about someone. I managed to shut my trap during those times, but most of the time, I stuck to the same pattern of behind the back conversations.

It’s so hard! I didn’t expect to fulfill this goal. It’s one that will take more time. I’ve essentially had this habit since I discovered how much I dislike most people. I would say it started when I was born.

Overall, I don’t really feel as though I was successful in achieving a more positive mindset. I’m going to revamp the goals, and come back in three months to update you on any new success or failures.

Did you use any of these goals? Let me know if they worked for you!

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