I have been wanting to start a series like this on the blog for some time now. I often post mindfulness quote’s, gratitude journals and mindset content on my instagram stories and it’s always received so well.
Although I am not posting this on a Monday, I thought what a better time in the current climate, filled with fear, stress and anxiety to share different perspectives and how we can work to so easily change our mindset and in turn change our live. I will be sharing quotes, podcast and book recommendations and some stories on how to remain calm in the midst of this global pandemic, and afterwards how we can continue to grow and look after our mental health.
As the blog has also had a little makeover and I am really working into making this space one of inspiration and positivity, I thought it was truly the perfect time to shape it into more than just fashion.
“Your Mindset is you collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits. Your thought habits affect how you think, what you feel and what you do. Your mindset impacts how you make sense of the word and how you make sense of you.“
For me, I try to always look for the best in each situation and have a growth mindset. Last week, the thought of a lockdown and being confined to my home was terrifying, not because I don’t like to be at home, honestly I spend most of my time at home as I am a true homebody. It was more in terms of work, I am obviously self employed and I started to worry about jobs getting cancelled and content creation for brands, how could I create if I am stuck in a flat that was about to be renovated, with no place to shoot images. This is my livelihood after all, and I am slightly perfectionist/OCD with my work.
Then I realised how grateful I am to be healthy and at home with my husband, with heating and food. My mindset shifted from fear and stress to growth and how can I make the best of this situation rather than let it control my thoughts. I have no choice but to work from home and try and be creative and enjoy the process of something taking me out of my comfort zone. I ordered some new home pieces to set up a shooting space and in turn took the control back.
In so many situations you can all do the same and take back control of your attitude. See this time as a time to regroup and grow – learn a new skillset – or don’t! if you need time to relax, take it. Enjoy the creativity and the process of being pushed out of your comfort zone. Also take comfort in knowing we are all in this together and how after it all, we will all hopefully have a new appreciation for the little things that we so often take for granted.
I’ll leave it there for this week’s post and share some inspirational words below, but I will be back with another Mindset Monday next week sharing my favourite podcasts and books that have helped me shift my mindset in the past year, even before all of this happened.
Sending you all love and stay safe,