I’m the type of person who tries to keep a positive mindset. I look for the positives in negative situations and honestly, it can be hard to keep a positive mindset.
Whether it’s particular people, the news, social media pages you follow, emails, podcasts, blogs or work, it is easy to find negativity in the world.
I can’t lie and tell you that I’m positive 100% of the time because I am not. I have days where I’m frustrated, stressed, upset and overwhelmed. After all, I am a Mum to a toddler, currently pregnant and have 2 businesses.
But, in saying that, I can tell you that I’m continually working on myself and continually trying to stay positive (even if I’m not always successful).
If you’re reading this, chances are that you are feeling negativity in your life. It’s not an ideal situation and I definitely don’t want you to feel stuck there for too long, so by doing a “mindset detox”, you’ll be able to step back, reset and start fresh.
I’d recommend doing a mindset detox at least 4 times a week but I personally do it daily (or aim too – I’m not perfect!). Here’s how you can do a mindset detox and bring more positivity into your life.
♡ Clear your mind
The first thing I’d like you to do is clear your mind. Set aside some time to sit down with a journal and a pen and just write.
Write about anything and everything that comes to mind – recent experiences and emotions, your to-do list, goals, ambitions, affirmations, a gratitude list – literally anything that feels right and then finishes off with a meditation. This can be any kind of meditation you like but try and do at least 5 minutes.
Sometimes our mind is filled with SO much information that it clouds our positivity because it’s constantly on the move. By clearing your mind, you’re allowing room for positivity in.
♡ Have ‘you time’
Take time to do something you truly enjoy. It can cost money or be free. It can be a once-off or a regular commitment. It doesn’t need to accomplish anything other than having fun. It can be literally anything at all, as long as you truly enjoy it.
For me, this means writing, doing yoga, getting my nails done, having a massage or sitting outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
♡ Check the people you’re surrounded with
This can be friendships, family, people you follow on social media and even businesses you receive emails from.
If anybody makes you feel unhappy, worried, anxious, upset then please unfollow, unsubscribe or speak up about it.
I unfollow any accounts that make me feel bad about myself. I unsubscribe to any business newsletters which don’t offer positivity. I tell my friends and family that I need space if their negativity is taking over.
♡ Live a life of positivity
It’s easy to feel negative when you’re spending your days doing things you don’t care about. If you wake up and do the same routine of working a job you hate, seeing friends who make you feel bad about yourself, scrolling on social media and reading negative news then, unfortunately, nothing will change.
Fill your day with things that fill your cup. This can be in the sense of self-care, working a job you are passionate about, volunteering, eating well and exercising and turning off your phone. When you live your life of positivity, you’ll find yourself happier, more motivated, less stressed and a lot more positive!
Breaking the negativity cycle can be hard. It literally took me years of being negative, but when I made these very simple changes, my life transformed (that was cliché, sorry!).
If you’re wanting to dive a little deeper into this, take a look at my free mini-course here.
Or you can book a one-on-one session with me to get personalised support!
You’ll find exercises, worksheets and activities to help make decisions with confidence, find your passions and truly start taking care of yourself.
Certified Counsellor & Mental Health Coach