How to Practice Mindfulness to Improve Your Mindset as a Mom

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Your mindset can control your health. It is so powerful and impressive how intertwined your mind and body are. But mom life is hard, draining, and all-encompassing. How can you practice mindfulness as a mom? I promise you that it is possible, and I will share the best ways to do it.

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Why We Need to Practice Mindfulness

Somehow this year has just been absolutely flying by for me, does it feel that way for you? Depending on where you are things are probably finally feeling pretty much normal when compared to the absolute strangeness that we have all endured for the past few years.

There’s a good chance you feel:

  • super stressed,
  • overwhelmed,
  • maybe depressed,
  • maybe lonely.

Those are pretty much the feelings swirling around all of our minds whether they come in or out at different times. Mine included.

This past month in my virtual fit club (where I coach mamas one on one in an awesome accountability group and positive community) because of that we’ve been focusing JUST ON MINDSET. And so I would like to share a few of those resources that we found really helpful with you too.

Your mind controls your health. It’s called the mind-body connection. And as backwards as it may sound, as science progresses we are only discovering even more ways that the body is actually controlled by the mind. How your emotions and thoughts control your health.

So how can you improve your mindset?

How to Improve Your Mindset With Mindfulness

The most powerful way that you can improve your mindset is to practice mindfulness in various forms. Mindfulness refers to slowing down, focusing on your thoughts, acceptance, and more.

1. Try Meditation to Improve Your Mindset

Have you tried meditation? It is not my strong point at all. In fact, before practicing meditation regularly, once I’d been sitting still with my eyes closed for about 2-5 minutes I start to feel really anxious and want to open them and my mind starts buzzing.

Which is why I really like doing them lately. I know that it is a weak point for me and I know and can feel the benefits of learning to focus, learning to accept, and learning to appreciate.

So because of that I’ve been doing these awesome little daily 10 minute meditations on this brand new  “Unstress” app. Earlier this year I committed to doing the entire 21 day program and how much easier they became to do after that time was just amazing to me being that being calm and still has always been a struggle.

I even participated in a Facebook live meditation recently, it was led by a friend of mine and I just followed along but it was really neat to be doing it live with other people.

So here is a free sample meditation from the ones that I’ve been doing. Give it a try and let me know your thoughts (I would LOVE to hear!) I can get you the full plan of them if you want just let me know if you think it would benefit you.

2. Nurturing a Growth Mindset Versus a Fixed Mindset.

My favorite resource I shared in my virtual fit club is these amazing free printables that you can keep with you or give to your kids whether you guys are doing school at home or even if they’re going to school!

Learning how to change your mindset to a growth mindset is so beneficial. It can be the difference between feeling stuck and finding success. Last time we focused on mindset in my virtual fit club all month I shared my 21 day to calm your mind journal with the group.

It was a HUGE help for me too because at the time I was dealing with a lot of depression and anxiety from my hormones being out of balance. It’s amazing what committing just a few minutes to better your mindset each day can do after a month. It’s one of my favorite mindset journals, I do really well with 21 day challenges, and that is the length of this journal.

3. Practice Mindfulness Through Yoga

And lastly, I want to share a really awesome simple yoga that I did recently that I am just loving.

Last month I started adding yoga back into my workout routine instead of primarily weightlifting and I found huge benefits. Both physical and mental… so I suggest giving it a try to see how you feel working some yoga into your days.

There’s a good chance that you are as stressed and stretched thin as I am. You might not be getting moving as much as you want, you might be not eating as well as you’d like, and you might be drinking more than you want to be.

By using these three methods and free resources I linked to and slowing down you can benefit all aspects of your life and improve your mindset through practicing mindfulness.

Some Resources I Use to Practice Mindfulness and Improve Mindset as a Mom

One of the tips that I just mentioned for improving your mindset is shifting from a growth mindset to a fixed mindset. This has been one of the biggest game-changers for me, so I want to teach you some more about it.

What is a Growth Mindset and Fixed Mindset Anyways?

A “growth mindset,” is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a tendency to believe that you can grow and change. While a “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens that we can’t change in any meaningful way.

A growth mindset thrives on challenge and sees failure “not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities.” as explained by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck.

“The fixed mindset can negatively impact all aspects of your life,” Dweck says.

If you are struggling with stress, depression, overwhelm, loneliness… you ARE NOT ALONE! In fact, most of us are right there with you. So let’s tackle this health topic together.

Let’s talk about fixed mindset vs growth mindset and why that is HUGE to focus on in your life! 

This month I picked up some great resources for my kids that we’ve incorporated into our homeschool to help with their mindsets… I kind of went mindset journal crazy but here are some of the best we’ve liked. (For different ages too)

And doing this 21 Days to a Calmer Mind Journal was really helpful for me as well.

Wrapping Up How to Practice Mindfulness and Improve Your Mindset

Working on your mental health can be amazingly helpful toward improving your physical health and overall life. It is important to take time for self care, take time to slow down, and work on improving your outlook in life.

What is your favorite way to improve your mindset? Would you like more tips to try? Let me know in the comments below.

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