In the midst of our busy lives, it is all too possible to overlook the importance of mindset. The daily routine can become an obstacle blocking us from our most important goals. As a working mum with a packed schedule, I have learnt two mindset tips that help me continue working on my own passions at the end of the day. These are:
1. Focus on me, and
2. Be present.
Focus on Me
I am realising more and more as I reflect on my values, I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of people around me. Many of my goals and passions are centred around giving back to my family and those around me. At the end of a long workday, however, my energy to work on those passions is often nowhere to be found. This is why it’s so important to get into the mindset of focusing on ourselves. I have found my output is much higher when, consistently throughout the day, I focus on myself and what I need to do to function at my best. Again this is not easy but a choice that needs to be made at times.
So this month I am part of a great program where we are committing to particular components of our lives and challenging ourselves to meet specific goals surrounding our Health, Personal and Business Goals. One of my personal goals is to practice Mindfulness and/or meditation every day!!!
Simply put, focusing on myself helps me accomplish my daily goals with greater efficiency. It also helps in seizing the opportunities that present themselves in everyday life. By the end of the day, I am starting to save a great deal of mental energy by preventing my mind from wandering into the realm of other people’s problems. Ironic as it sounds, focusing on ourselves is a crucial element of a mindset that makes a big difference in other people’s lives.
Perhaps more importantly, I have tried to facilitate a mindset of absolute presence. In addition to letting my mind wander into the lives of others, I have also had difficulty staying focused on my own tasks. Presence is a quality that helps maintain an absolute dedication to one goal at a time.
Every day, I have to make a conscious effort to remain present and since starting that habit, I am starting to enjoy the time spent with friends and family and have made huge strides in my personal projects. By filtering out the worry of everything else scheduled for myself and my family, I have found it easier to start reaching my potential in working towards goals, planning for the future and giving back to the people around me.
Between working, planning for the security of my family and maintaining my personal goals, I have needed all the help I can get. Nothing has helped me more than putting myself in a healthy and focused mindset. Don’t get me wrong it is challenging and some days its the last thing I do before going to bed, but, in my mind, I am succeeding.
I am enjoying the challenge of becoming more present and working with people who are like minded. They have made this journey all the more enjoyable and is opening up so many more opportunities for growth and development. Within that, it’s extremely reassuring to see others who are also going through the same issues day in and day out. I am more certain with each day that this path I am on is where I am meant to be.
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