Question: What do you see first, the flower or the barbed wire? Hmmmmm…. 🌻🤔

It got me thinking….

#growthmindset is REALLY interesting to me. Did you know you can retrain the brain and reroute your default reactions? #neuroplasticity

I’ve always been an “optimistic” person, but I didn’t know about mindset – I was surprised that I had way more fixed/scarcity mindset defaults. I’ve been working on it for a couple of years and it’s such a shift with lightbulb moments. I almost got back in the quicksand this week – parenting/#momlife stuff was throwing me for a loop. But I am back and CHOOSING to be intentional with our approach instead of getting swept by the current or go into “just keep swimming mode.”

Have you ever thought about #mindset? I put a couple favorite quotes in the comments too!

From Big Life Journal and Raising Kids with a Growth Mindset. ⬇️

“Everyone in the world has a way of seeing things.

We can choose to look at the world in a way that makes us feel strong 💪 and happy ☺️, or in a way that makes us feel frustrated and we can’t improve. 🙄

People with a growth mindset KNOW they can get better by working hard. They tend to keep trying even when things are tough and they say things such as, ‘I can’t do this…YET’ or ‘Mistakes help me learn.’ {and try another approach}

Others feel differently, like they are STUCK with the way things are. This is a fixed mindset and it happens to everyone sometimes. But we can choose to have a #growth mindset when we stick with challenges and keep trying.” (And try something new too!) 🌱

So whatever you have going on, put on your growth mindset glasses and see the BIG PICTURE and MOOOOOVE toward that goal and vision you want for your life – parenting, marriage, self love, relationships (where do you want to be at the end of the year? 5 years? 26 years from now?) Head in the sand, stuck in quicksand focusing on barbed wire isn’t where I am going to be. 🌻

Grab a piece of paper and write 3 things you are thankful for and 3 things you are going to do to mooooove forward. Share! Oh and I’ve learned to focus on what I CAN control, instead of what other people aren’t doing. YOU do YOU and be amazing, others will see your hope, JOY and growth.

So shine on, watch for barbed wire, grow anyway and #magnifyJOY.

“Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way. When people… change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth takes plenty of time, effort, and mutual support.”

– Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

#personaldevelopment #growth

Grab a BIG LIFE JOURNAL FOR CHILDREN and get to work!

This guided journal incorporates reading, expressive writing, and critical thinking while teaching Social and Emotional Learning and growth mindset skills.

“Growth mindset activities help children recognize their ability to learn and motivates them to harness the power of their own mind.

It can help children (and adults!) learn to embrace challenges, to persevere, and how to grow from mistakes and failures.

Through stories, kids will get inspired by failures and successes of people like Elon Musk, J.K. Rowling, Walt Disney, and others.”

I love that the journal is broken down into 26 weeks with each week covering a new theme or topic including:

Make a Difference in the World

Dream Big

Follow Your Heart

You Are Not What You Have

Believe in Yourself

Take Action

Be Persistent

Effort is Key

Love Learning

Be Mindful

Be Grateful

Failure is Learning

Be Positive

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