Updated: Jan 29
To me, a wellness lover and obsessee, a wellness mindset is more or less the same as a growth or positive mindset.
Hold on, let's take it all the way back.
What does "mindset" even mean?
n a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
Mindset is mostly about your attitude, the way you think and choose to decide under any set of circumstances in which you find yourself.
We know how important it is to have tenacity and to push through situations despite setbacks and rejection. We know this so well that we have about 50 Instagram or twitter quote screenshots as proof.
However, it's not just about the incremental self-assurance and feel-good stuff, a wellness mindset keeps us motivated the entire time.
It's a much more seasoned way of incorporating facets of growth in our daily lives that are not just occasionally rewarding to our egos.
A wellness mindset helps us adjust the way we think in order to hone in on our highest self.
thinking positively and being optimistic,
feeling in control and actually taking control,
taking calculated risks, and
Now, for some context.
Optimism and positive thinking usually come hand in hand. They help us stay encouraged and hopeful, always looking for the silver lining. Once we think positively, we are able to feel in control and also take control- another wellness mindset aspect.
Feeling in control of the direction of our lives is a cornerstone to growth in relationships, business, career, health, spirituality and experiences. This is largely because most of us believe that if we take action, we will get what we want.
KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE CHANGE IS AN INVIGORATING FEELING.
And when you understand that, and the power of choice, you can make calculated risks.
Look, at some point in your life, you have to take risks. In fact I believe getting out bed every morning is risky, but high risk usually equals high reward. That is if it's a calculated and informed risk, rather than an uniformed risk, which is what differentiates successful people from everyone else who struggles to make progress.
We have to be smart and strategic with our moves in order to stay informed, and ahead, of the trends in the various areas of our lives. This helps us stay in the game, build systems and processes, study outcomes and develop a plan that works until it doesn't. And when it stops working, we know to switch some variables in the plan.
This is another aspect that differentiates a wellness/growth mindset from a fixed mindset, being solution focused and understanding that just because you set a plan and make a step-by-step guide on how to get there doesn't mean it is the ONLY way to achieve it.
What about setbacks?
Well, these are inevitable. The truth is we can never really control the outcome of the end situation, just our actions.
Even when you're extremely intentional, you might not get to see the intended outcome. Not to discourage you though, because the beauty of a wellness mindset is that you naturally become a problem-solver whose mission is often to see a need in the world and solve that problem based on your passions.
A wellness mindset doesn't let the setback seem like the downfall of your life because you are not focusing on the problem all the time. Of course to solve a problem or pain point you have know what it is, but that doesn't mean you should perseverate on it.
Your mindset is crucial to your success, and understanding this will help you take inventory more often of your actions, thoughts, what you listen to, who you surround yourself with, and more.
You also have to understand that having a wellness mindset doesn't mean you'll never feel low, discouraged and even defeated, but it provides a healthy foundation so that when you are, you don't stay there forever.
So here's a few questions for you...
Where are you spending the most in your current mindset?
Is it going to sustain you?
What are you going to do to move towards a wellness mindset?
Let us know!!