You’ve heard the phrase, “New Year, New You.” It allows you to reinvent yourself and become who you want to become. It usually comes in the form of a New Year’s resolution. Rather than making the same resolution every year that you end up giving up in a month, try changing your mindset first. And if you’re getting married this year, what better time than now to work on your mindset?
Your mindset is the main factor behind whether or not you’ll even stick to your goals. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you jumpstart your new lifestyle and shift your mindset!
1. Positive Affirmations
If you tell yourself something enough times, you will begin to believe it. Affirmations are the same; either telling yourself something over and over again or having someone else do it for you. It’s as simple as saying to yourself, “I’ll finish all my work today,” or “I’ll exercise for 30 minutes today and I’ll crush it!”.
It can go as far as more personal, in-depth affirmations, such as, “I am loved and I am worth it.” Sometimes hearing it from someone else is a huge help, and there are plenty of videos like that on YouTube – simply search “Positive Affirmations” or “Positive Affirmations ASMR ” and you’ll find tons of them! You can stay positive by using peaceful affirmations.
You might feel a bit silly doing meditation the first time around, but it’s actually so good for you. It can also slow down your heart rate, help you relax, and prepare you for a good night’s sleep, as well as help you focus on breathing.
Did you know that practicing meditation can help reduce anxiety and stress? One study found that nearly 1,300 adults from a meta-analysis found that meditation decreased their anxiety. Amazing, right? Anyone preparing for a wedding needs that!
3. Start the Day with Gratitude
Wake up every day on the right side of the bed. Thank God (or whatever higher power you believe in) that you were able to wake up for one more morning and make the most of your day. Maybe even plan your day in your head and imagine all the great things you’ll do. Think about how great you’ll feel after your day is finished and you can reward yourself with a good night’s sleep and wake up again tomorrow morning. This is technically a form of positive affirmation, and not only is it great for increasing your feeling of gratitude, but it also helps to keep yourself feeling regularly inspired.
Practicing all of this can help ensure you’re ready for all the wedding prep to come this year, in the best way possible for your mind, body, and soul.
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