This month, I watched the 2018 French Open. At the end of one of her matches, Romanian Simona Halep pointed to her head after winning. As expected, she was asked about it during her post-match press conference. She replied, “my head got me through”.
Those words stuck with me and it came at a time when my own life had been hit with a curveball and I was spiralling into a negative mindset.
I always set monthly goals and while there are some I do reach, there are others I have never reached. I have wondered why I haven’t reached them and if I ever will?
As my mindset tumbled this week, I finally had a breakthrough about the goals I set and if I really want them.
I sat down and thought for a while and at that moment I had a realisation.
While I believe wholeheartedly in my goals, my mindset was still trapped in negativity and lack. I was looking at this from a place of not having or lack and it kept my mindset trapped in negativity.
During the course of the week. I was brought up short by a friend and her message to me was a slap back to reality.
Often we get caught in a spiral of negativity. I often get anxiety and depression and I did feel the pull of it that week.
I would say I knew that getting depressed would not help anything but depression isn’t logical, it’s not something to reason with.
I knew it was hovering over me and I knew that for me, my mindset was the trigger.
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I went back to journaling, to meditations and self-care. I sat down and wrote about my negative thoughts and what they were doing in my life. I reframed the thoughts into positives and said them daily.
I kept working on my mindset that week and realised that my mindset has to be worked on daily in order to help me in the actions I was taking.
The mindset you have daily shouldn’t be ignored. It isn’t soft work – it could be the thing that leads to success or failure.
Originally published at mandyhalgreen.com