Over the last few years, self-care has become a trending topic and almost everyone has had something to say about it. Popular ways we are told to practice self-care are by incorporating mindfulness, giving our bodies exercise, and taking time to do the things that make us happy. These are all great activities to do to take a break and ground yourself but what if you want to do more? The key to self-care is to work on changing your mindset and the ways you react to undesired outcomes so that you can maintain an overall more positive and happier headspace daily.
Making mistakes and not having the skills needed to accomplish an important goal can be a major setback when our mindsets are fixed and not forgiving. We tend to remind ourselves of all the things we can’t do and rarely give ourselves the chance to try again. A fixed mindset means you believe intelligence, talent, and other qualities are innate and unchangeable. If you’re not good at something, you typically think you will never be good at it. This type of mindset leaves you with no room for growth and a sense that you should not try again. Most people are wired to accept defeat and move on so that they can find what comes naturally to them and can get done successfully with less hard work.
Your mindset plays a major role in your motivation, resilience, and achievement. People have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. When people believe they can become smarter, they realize that their effort has an effect on their success, so they put in extra time, leading to higher achievement. In short, having a growth mindset means you know you don’t know it all but that you can continue to try and educate yourself until you do know how to do more. It is looking at failure as an opportunity to grow and realize that just because you can’t do something yet does not mean you never will.
The providers at Rivia Mind can offer helpful support on your journey to health and wellness. Building rapport and trust with a mental health provider can be an asset to your growth personally, professionally, and psychically.