For the mother who is uncertain that mindset training won’t work for her or simply just doesn’t know what it is.
Your mindset impacts how you interact and respond to the world around you.
What is Mindset?
According to Kendra Cherry, a mindset is comprised of the beliefs that you use to make sense of yourself and everything around you. Essentially, it’s what you think and how you feel about everything.
Two Kinds of Mindset:
Fixed Mindset: The belief that you are born with specific limitations that cannot be changed
Growth Mindset: The belief that with practice and time, you can change your characteristics
Those with a growth mindset are more likely to view setbacks and challenges as a learning opportunity, while those with the fixed mindset are likely to give up when faced with a challenge.
Which Mindset Do You Have?
|Growth Mindset||Fixed Mindset|
|Embraces Challenges||Avoids Challenges|
|Stays Persistent||Gives Up Easily|
|Inspired by the success of others||Threatened by the success of others|
|You believe that you can grow||You don’t believe that you can change|
|Enjoys trying new things||Avoids trying new things|
Why is Mindset Important?
The state of your mindset is important because it impacts every area of your life. Having a strong, positive, growth mindset is essential to your overall health-especially self-esteem.
Let’s work through an example. If you’re here, you’re most likely struggling with a postpartum mental illness such as rage or depression. If you have a fixed mindset & you’re battling one (or perhaps both) of these illnesses, you’ll really struggle to overcome this battle.
These are some of the thoughts you might have:
“No matter what I do, I will always be depressed”
“I will never be as mentally stable as some of the mothers that I know”
However, if you approach these illnesses with a growth mindset, you’ll be more likely to come out on top.
Your thought will transition to:
“I haven’t overcome my depression yet, but I’ll get there”
“I’m not as stable as my mom friends yet, but I will be”
Do you see the difference?
How Do You Change Your Mindset?
Practice, practice, practice.
If you have a fixed mindset, but you want to have a growth mindset, you need to focus on changing how you think. Every time you find yourself facing a challenge, ask yourself this:
Am I approaching this challenge with a fixed mindset or growth mindset? Do I believe that I can overcome this challenge or do I believe that I will fail?
It will take a lot of practice, but overtime, you will teach yourself to be more open to change.
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