Because even when we feel powerless in the ebb and flow of sales lulls and surges—the one thing we have absolute control over is our mindset.
If you really stop and think about the stress you feel on a regular basis as a small business owner, it most likely circles back to the impact of your inner dialogue and self-talk.
The good news? You can learn to recognize your self-defeating thoughts and limiting beliefs when they approach and effectively fight against them with these three steps:
1.Bring awareness to your thoughts more regularly.
At some point during a particularly stressful day, stop and reflect on the messages you are telling yourself. Find a quiet space to take a deep breath and write down everything going through your mind. If you’re like me on these rough days, you might notice just how much negativity is occupying your mental space.
The key here is to not place judgment on your thoughts, but to simply recognize them. By writing them down you have taken the first step in gaining more control over them.
2.Practice meditation or grounding exercises to clear your mind.
The next step in combating negative self-talk is finding affective ways to just let go of the thoughts that aren’t serving you. When you practice meditation or other grounding exercises, you allow yourself to get out of your head and into the present moment.
Here are two simple options:
3.Replace your thoughts with some positive mantras.
Step three is to use your newly aware and cleared mind to attract more optimistic thoughts and positive energy. If you need help thinking of some mantras, check out these 10 mantras to adopt to become mentally healthier and more confident with The Huffington Post.
It is so incredibly important that we focus on our own wellness and self-care on a daily basis.
How can we show up ready to create for, inspire, attract or assist others without feeling at peace with who we are and what we are manifesting?
So don't underestimate the power of your mindset in making your business flourish. And better yet, train your mind to work in your favor.