In this post: learn all about personal transformation and how changing your mindset is crucial to living a more positive life.
Personal Transformation for a Happier Life
Hi girls, how are you today?
Life entails progressive change and I am a believer that the path to greatness requires personal transformation to your higher self.
In fact, I have always believed we are in this world to evolve and those of us who practice self-awareness and aim towards self-improvement have infinitely more advanced minds.
Life can be tricky sometimes. Things happen beyond our control that can be hurtful, overwhelming, disheartening and we can’t help but yearn for a transformation and a spin of change.
Not too long ago, I suffered a burnout from blogging that caused me to almost give up on everything that I had been working on for days, nights (and even weekends) for over two whole years. I was stuck in a sanctuary of doubt and pain that I had created by my mistakes, my own misunderstandings, and careless habits.
All I wanted (and urgently needed) was a positive turn and change in every aspect of my life, and only after discovering and continuously practicing certain habits, the wheels of my life have taken a different blissful route.
Who could have thought that I would one day not only be able to conquer the moment of despair that entrapped me, but also be able to share quality tips with you, my dear reader?
Indeed, progressive transformation is the process of changing certain behaviors, habits, or scenarios to a more positive outcome.
I didn’t change my life to a fulfilling position with a flick of the finger; I applied a few tips on a constant direction that I will be sharing with you today.
After reading books, blogs, watching motivational talks, and being beat in the head numerous times in life, I learned the magic trick of keeping a smile on my face regardless of the situation.
Personal transformation is choosing to improve your daily habits, your mindset, your behaviors, and even how you express yourself.
This is a demanding process and it entails consistency, perseverance, and repetition (something almost every human struggles with, so if you have a hard time with being consistent, do not beat yourself up. Instead, practice self-forgiveness this time and keep your chin up).
Change is inevitable but personal transformation is a deliberate change.
Grab a warm cup of tea, girl, because this may take a while!
Personal Transformation Tips
1. Reframe Your Mindset
Change your thoughts and you change your world!
The mind is a beautiful thing and if you harness the power of changing how you perceive and handle negative situations that arise in your life, you’ll soon enough see that very little things will have the power over you to cause you to lose your temper, get anxious or preoccupied.
Before any change or transformation can occur, you have to work and reframe your mindset.
I have written a variation of articles that you can read to develop and improve your mind in a heartbeat simply click here. They’ll definitely help and make you understand the mindset transformation journey better.
Real change starts within your thoughts. This is a special ability to embrace each challenge in life as an opportunity for self-transformation, improvement, and personal development.
In other words, in order to carry a more positive life, you must develop a positive mindset.
Throughout our lives, we face a lot of challenge and the ability to overcome and grow from them comes from the positioning of your mind.
Change can be hard and it requires a whole load of commitment and effort. You must work on your mind in order to avoid staying camped in the zone of uncertainty or limitations inside your head.
Trust me. This coming from a passionate, hard-core Brazilian (we Brazilians are known for being short-tempered when something negative arises and for getting annoyed at the smallest things).
Reframing your mindset to a positive level is very beneficial and needed for progressive personal transformation, it eliminates all forms of negativity and creates space for positivity to be implanted and bring forth development.
Reframing your mindset is going from limiting beliefs to expansive thoughts.
Limiting Beliefs –> Expansive Thoughts
I can’t –– I could
This is just how I am — I can always change
What if it fails? –– What if it flourishes?
Easier said than done — It might work, there is no harm in trying
I already know this –– There is always more to learn
I’m too old/young — Age doesn’t have to limit me
This always happens to me –– I can empower myself
They made me feel this — I am aware of my responsibilities
I have no control –– I honor what I control
What you tell yourself and process in your mind can accelerate the level of your growth. Simply choosing to use expansive phrases over limiting ones can bring a huge positive shift in your life.
This includes employing affirmations, positive powerful mantras, and good quality content to listen to and to read.
In my moment of despair, I always try to declare positive utterance to myself continually until I calm down and become mindful rather than letting negativity consume and take control of my being.
If I am too weary to speak, I listen to spiritual and powerful calm instrumentals accompanied with soothing affirmations and I cry it all out but with a conscious consumption of positivity to my mind.
In the process of reframing your mind, you have to cultivate the confidence of believing in yourself, the courage to face what scares you, to overcome challenges with a positive attitude, and to not dwell on your mistakes.
A simple illustration to help:
Creating excuses — Taking action
Clinging to stories — Creating news stories
Avoiding change or growth — Embracing change + growth
Only blaming others — Owing your role
Disengaging from the work — Leaning in the work
Taking the easy route — Doing the hard stuff when able
Repeating harmful patterns —– Untangling harmful patterns
Insisting you’re stuck —- Making room to move + shift
Minimizing feelings —- Confronting Feelings
Resisting help or support —- Accepting help and support
Rather than saying Life is challenging ———- Say Life is incredible
We don’t always have control ——— We don’t always need control
We can’t space difficulty ———- We can handle difficult things
There is no ‘’perfect’’ life – ——- Life doesn’t need to be perfect
The unknown can be scary ——– The unknown can be inspiring
Survival is hard – —– Survival is beautiful
*PIN THIS TO YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD*
2. Developing Productive Routines
Personal transformation works down to your routines; the habits you build and those you unconsciously practice. This may sound like a flimsy activity but your consistent routine plays a vital role in your growth and transformation process.
One major activity to transformation is ‘waking up early’.
If you haven’t been practicing healthy routines that will help supercharge your mornings, you should because when you wake up early you have a lot of time at hand to make things happen, to learn more, work more, and this will enhance your overall life. This, I promise you.
For helpful tips on how to create a stress-free morning routine, check here and equip yourself with these tips and resources that will supercharge your morning.
Habits that dominate your mental state should not be overlooked as well.
I was personally always at the mercy of my anxiety and I couldn’t take steps or make proper decisions without anxiety overwhelming me, caging my confidence and self-control until I learned to eliminate such forms of negativity, and improve my mental habits.
I killed 7 types of negativity
- Perfectionism: Trying to achieve something that is literally unattainable will only result in you feeling less than.
- Comparison of yourself and others: When you are judgmental, you are only focusing on the negative qualities of yourself and others.
- Self-Doubt: Self-doubt is a weed that will take over your life if you don’t kill it at the root.
- Assuming the worst will happen: If you never think things will be better, they won’t and this utterly removes hope.
- Worrying: Worrying changes nothing except your mental state!
- Complaining: When you focus on the negative things, you are really setting yourself for never being content or happy. Plus, complaining attracts negativity.
- Trying to control everything: You can’t control everything and when you try and inevitably fail, you feel at fault.
So in the quest to develop confidence, be positive enough to set goals, and watch the positive revolt.
3. Be Grateful
Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It turns whatever portion we have to enough as we strive thankfully.
In life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and only by being aware of your blessing and practicing being grateful is when you becomes truly rich.
Practicing gratitude is fundamental for growth; your mental stage is dominated with utmost satisfaction and you cannot help but look forward to every moment of striving.
‘’Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency and you will attract much better things”-Rhonda Byrne
Gratitude helps you grow and expand. It ushers joy into our lives where we were seemingly once blind to our good fortune.
The more grateful you are, the more bliss and peace you’ll acquire.
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good and pleasant in every situation, you will discover that your life will be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul- Rabbi Harold Jusher
So from today, cultivate the genuine habits of appreciation, be thankful for what you have as you strive.
Here is a free PDF I made for you to practice gratitude.
4. Practice Self Care
Some people argue that self-care is selfish and not necessary to employ in your transformation journey.
I 100% disagree with this premise and I am a believer that self-care is vital.
Self-care is the act of tending and caring for yourself, setting healthy priorities for you that need to be valued and practiced more often. It is the ability to put yourself firsthand and in no way linked to selfishness.
In fact, taking care of yourself is how you take your power back, withdrawing from burnouts, recharging your energy, restoring your inner peace, and replenishing the flames towards living a more fulfilled life.
When we are at peace with ourselves, we then have the energy and motivation to support the world around us. In other words, self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brighter so learn to employ certain self-care activities to be in check.
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HOW TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE
In order to maintain a balanced and rewarded life, it is very necessary that we endeavor to check in on our emotional, mental, and physical state. This can allow us to have a more accurate review of how we are truly currently feeling and handling life.
Here is a checklist of self-care strategies you can employ to practice and improve your life.
Our bodies are gardens and we are the gardeners, so take care of yourself, do not let the struggle and hustle distract you from what really matters: your own happiness and well-being.
‘’When we self-regulate well, we are able to control the trajectory of our emotional lives and resulting actions based on our values and sense of purpose’’
– Amy Leigh Mercree
Remember, almost everything will work again if you unplug for a few minutes, including you, so no matter how busy you are, make time out to unplug.
Take time out to keep your mental and physical state in check by meditating, journaling, exercising, stretching, staying hydrated, etc These things matter as they can reform your life mentally and physically.
It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority- it’s necessary!
5. Live In The Moment
Carpe Diem, seize the day.
Life is beautiful and shouldn’t be seen as a struggle.
Living in the moment entails joy and a fresh bliss of peace. You are mindful and simply choose to let the moment sink into your soul
As we progress towards new phases and sections of life, we meet new challenges, obstacles, bridges, and situations sometimes throwing more struggle and strife to our end.
It can definitely be daunting to keep in line with the responsibility of navigating through all of life’s challenges, however, when you are mindful of the present, you are in charge and in control even from the smallest things.
Keep in mind that everyone and their parrots have issues and there is no such thing as a perfect life (no matter how much social media tries to convince us of this).
However, those who really shine and who have inner peace are those who choose to face their problems with a positive attitude.
Remember what we said that the potency of our problems depends on how we chose to perceive and tackle them?
In other words, it is our mindset that helps define the intensity of our struggles.
You could complain and moan, and think life is unfair, OR, you could choose to face them with a more positive attitude. THIS is what makes the difference and leads you towards a happier life, no matter how many challenges you seem to be facing.
Having a positive environment, a supporting relationship, good health, and the sanity to strive for; there is so much to live for even in these rolling minutes.
We shouldn’t suppress the present in search of the future or dwell on mistakes from the past.
You can’t change the past or control the future, but the activities and habits you choose to uphold this very minute can enact your journey with more bliss; so learn to be more present and appreciate every single moment of it.
Personal Transformation | Conclusion
Personal transformation isn’t perfect; it’s all about effort and when you implant that effort into your life every single day, that’s when positive transformation happens.
So keep going and remember why you started; it is not always going to be easy but worth the while.
I hope this piece has served as a personal transformational guide, if you want to continually uplevel your life and take charge of your growth, you can download my free self-care eBook, ‘’The Little Green Book of Self-Care’’, made especially for my readers.
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