Open Your Mind

I joined Weight Watchers a few years back and did okay, but got back into my old habits of eating junk food. But when I was with them, they would give us weekly sheets that included a WW recipe on one side, and a wellness article on the other. I found this the other day when cleaning out a folder and wanted to share it:

Open Your Mind

On your journey, mindset matters. When you have a growth mindset, you’re read to embrace opportunities and face setbacks without self-criticism. You believe things and people can change.

When you have a fixed mindset, you believe that situations, people or habits can’t change. You tend to blame yourself for setbacks and to downplay your progress rather than celebrate or take ownership of it.

A growth mindset will help you tackle challenges and keep making progress. The good news: You can move from a fixed to a growth mindset.

Shift your mindset

Remember, your thoughts affect your actions. Here’s how to shift them to be more helpful:

  1. Learn to identify a fixed mindset. If a setback or challenge triggers a relation like “I can’t” or “I’m bad at this” – that’s fixed.
  2. Talk to it in a growth mindset voice. Remind yourself of challenges you’ve overcome in the past and what you learned. How can you apply those lessons to this situation? How can you approach this new challenge?
  3. Keep practicing. The more often you talk back to your fixed mindset, the more natural a growth mindset will become.

While this applied to the weight loss journey I was on at the time, it resonates to every day life as well. I’m happy to say that I have switched my mindset to a growth mindset. I still struggle with the weight issue, but that is just one small part of my journey in life.

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