I spoke in a recent blog post about the importance of having a daily routine; of knowing, of planning ahead and knowing exactly what you're going to do each day.
What I didn't mention was, you also need to allow a certain amount of time each day to work on your mindset.
Now, I know everyone bangs on about mindset, but it is so important, especially if you're not feeling positive or you're not in a good place at the moment.
Maybe you just feel as though you're not getting any nearer to achieving your goals, and if so then it is important that you're focusing on what you HAVE got, rather than what you haven't got.
One of the things I recommend is keeping a daily gratitude journal.
What I suggest is to write down things that you're grateful for in your life, and no matter where you are in your life at the moment, even if you're feeling quite low, I'm quite sure that there are many things in your life which you can feel grateful for.
The fact that you've got a roof over your head, that you've got food to eat, that you've got a nice, warm, comfy bed at night, (hopefully you've got a lot more things), maybe you've got family as well that you're grateful for and friends and so much more.
Add five things a day to your gratitude journal, and write it on your phone, in your notes, and look at it last thing at night, and first thing in the morning.
If you are focusing on, and thinking continuously things such as, "I'm not getting any closer to achieving the income that I want", or the new house, the new car, whatever it is that you're wanting, then you're focusing on lack, and you're going to attract even more lack into your life.
If you're doing a gratitude journal, then you're concentrating on the things that you are grateful for in your life, and that you are happy about in your life, and you will therefore attract more things to be grateful for in your life.
Maybe you've got a really busy day or you've not got a lot of spare time. If you can, try and set aside two 30 minute periods a day. If you absolutely can't do that, then two 15 minute periods.
In one 15 minute period, you could read from a book, (read a chapter at least), from a positive book. If you need any suggestions for great books, email me, Carole, at carolewildman.com
I know loads of really good books you can read, and then for the other 15 minute period work on your gratitude journal, and/or do some meditation.
This doesn't have to be any mumbo-jumbo type of thing One of my mentors advises just to sit and relax, concentrate on your breathing, and just keep saying to yourself over and over, "release, release, release".
If you do this for about 10 minutes, it can be incredibly powerful.
I meditate daily. If you would like to know more about the meditations I find helpful, just drop me an email.
These are just suggestions and recommendations for you but please do set time aside for gratitude. It reminds us to have a positive mindset which is incredibly important.
See my post about whether it is better to be optimistic or pessimistic.
If you need more self belief and self love in your life go to my short meditation video for this
Make it a part of your daily routine and it can and will change your life if you allow it.