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15 Habits to Cultivate a Positive and Grounded Mindset

In life, we are often faced with situations that can make us feel overwhelmed, anxious or stressed. However, there are habits we can cultivate to maintain a positive and grounded mindset. Here are 15 habits that can help you do this:

  1. Change your perspective/attitude: Instead of focusing on the negative, try to see the positive side of things. Adopting a positive attitude can help you overcome challenges and find solutions to problems.

  2. Practice gratitude: Take a few minutes each day to appreciate the good things in your life. Being grateful can help you feel more positive and satisfied.

  3. Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity to release endorphins and improve your mood. This can be as simple as going for a walk or practicing yoga.

  4. Practice kindness: Perform acts of kindness for others, no matter how small. This can help you feel good about yourself and create positive energy around you.

  5. Practice deep breathing/breathwork: Deep breathing exercises can help you cope with stress and anxiety. Take a deep breath, hold it for a few seconds and then exhale slowly.

  6. Get enough sleep/rest: Make sure you get enough rest each night to help you feel refreshed and energetic the next day.

  7. Practice journaling: Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you process them better. It can also serve as a form of self-reflection.

  8. Speak your mind: Practice communicating openly and honestly with others. Expressing your thoughts and feelings can help you feel more empowered and in control.

  9. Eat healthier: A balanced diet can help you feel more energetic and improve your overall health. Include more whole foods, fruit, and vegetables in your diet.

  10. Recite positive affirmations and mantras: Positive self-talk can help you build self-confidence and improve your self-esteem.

  11. Practice meditation: Engage in mindfulness practices to help you stay present in the moment and reduce stress.

  12. Declutter or clean your space/room: Having a clean and organised environment can help you feel calmer and more focused.

  13. Do something new/master a new skill: Taking up new activities or hobbies can help you learn and grow. This can help boost your self-esteem and confidence.

  14. Find your purpose - do some soul searching: Take some time to reflect on your values, passions and interests. This can help you find your purpose in life and create a sense of fulfilment.

  15. Be spiritual: Engage in practices that align with your beliefs, whether it’s through prayer, meditation, or connecting with nature.

By adopting these habits, you can cultivate a positive and grounded mindset that can help you face life’s challenges with ease. To find a planner or journal that suits your personality and lifestyle, take our quiz at



- Harvard Health Publishing. “Giving thanks can make you happier.” Harvard Health, Harvard Medical School, 21 Nov. 2019.

- Mayo Clinic Staff. “Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 14 Aug. 2019.

- Morin, Amy. “7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude That Will Motivate You to Give Thanks Year-Round.”, Inc., 23 Nov. 2014.

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