Last updated May 17, 2023
3 Ways to Change Your Mindset and Attitude
Wondering how to change your mindset and attitude?
Are you in control of your thoughts?
Do you feel stuck in a rut of constant complaining and can’t find anything positive to think about?
Your mindset and the way you perceive things is your lens to see the world. Every thought we have trains our brain to see what we tell it to.
If you’re a complainer… your brain is trained to find things wrong with your life, your relationships, and your world. Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly telling your brain what chemicals to make, what to look for, and how to feel.
The way you view your environment is vital to changing your mindset.
How to Change Your Mindset and Attitude
Ten years ago, I couldn’t see any possibilities for my life.
My brain was trained to find disappointment and roadblocks. I actually thought that other people were lucky and had opportunities handed to them.
Perhaps I didn’t have the same opportunities. Hence, I had told my brain to make excuses for why I wouldn’t do things.
When I began to change my mindset and attitude was a painful process because my mind wanted to think the old way it was used to thinking and I wanted it to make some new paths, think a new way.
I had to constantly re-enforce to my mind the way I wanted to think. It was like training a wild animal.
It was stubborn and wanted to do what it had always done.
Finally, I found some ways that I could start to change my mindset and attitude and eventually see my life start to change.
If you tell your mind to think about something sad, you will make chemicals in response to that, if you daydream about something exciting, you will make brain chemistry to fit that daydream.
Our minds are powerful and you get to tell your mind what to think about.
That’s a concept that many people struggle with. You actually have power over what you think about. You get to decide what you daydream about, dwell on and what you spend your time thinking about.
1. Change your mindset by taking time to notice your thoughts.
This may sound silly but if you are not aware of what you’re thinking about, you can’t change it. Pay attention to what you daydream about, pay attention to what you say to yourself throughout the day.
How do you react when someone cuts you off in traffic. What are your default thoughts that fly through your head?
You probably have some areas of your life that are going well and you think positively about and then there are some areas where you could use some work.
You can’t change something you don’t know is there. Try to step back and listen to what your mind is saying. See the thoughts in your head. Becoming aware of your thoughts is the first step in to change your mindset.
2. Grab those bad thoughts.
I used to have anxiety and my days are filled with tiny little bad thoughts. Here’s what I started doing to battle those thoughts.
When you see a bad thought such as “I am so ugly” or “I failed last time so I will just fail again” you need to grab those thoughts and push them out of your head. You don’t have time in your life to entertain bad thoughts.
You don’t have the mental energy to pour into creating bad brain chemistry.
Stop those bad thoughts before you go down a road of depression and worry. Right, when a bad thought pops into your head you need to take control of that thought and say NO!
Do not let that bad thought take root and create a reality you never intended for yourself.
3. Replace the bad thought with the truth.
To change your mindset and attitude you need to introduce a New thought full of truth. Normally the truth is the opposite of a lie. So whatever your bad thought is…the truth is usually the opposite.
Let’s look at a few examples…When the thought “I am ugly” comes to your mind you have to immediately replace it with “I am beautiful”. It may not feel true but it is true. You are beautiful. You have to force yourself to think and say the truth.
It can be painful at first if you are used to believing lies.
When I am a failure comes into your head you have to say…nope, just because I failed in the past doesn’t mean I will fail again. It’s sometimes a minute by minute process of forcing yourself to think a different way.
To change your mindset and attitude you have to be intentional and make your brain find the truth.
It’s good to take time to write down lies you are believing and then find the opposite, find the truth and write that down too. You will be able to see on paper what you are believing is a lie and you can see what is true.
You can even hang up papers in your house that have truth on them with areas you are struggling with.
No one should have to suffer the results of a bad mindset. Life is too short to live with crappy thoughts so change your mindset and improve your emotional health today. You control your life, you control your mindset and attitude, you are in charge of a mindset change.
It’s time to change your mindset and attitude, your future depends on it.
How to change your mindset starts with a thought.
I’m going through a separation and then divorce and I’ve always Struggle with not loving myself and depression and she tells me that I will never change but I need to change for me now I’m looking forward to the helper.
Great post. This is so true, I’ve worked hard to change my mindset. It is possible. I heard someone say once, never say something to yourself that you would not say to your own kid.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 This always reminds me to focus on God’s Truth and not the lies of the Enemy.
Yes!!! Love it Dana!