Daily mindset habits are so important, especially for business owners. They help keep you in a positive frame of mind and stay motivated to achieve your goals, no matter what obstacles you may face. And as a business owner, you may face quite a few hurdles on your journey!
I must confess, though, I haven’t always worked on my mindset. At the beginning of my business journey, I wasn’t implementing daily mindset habits. It’s only in the past couple of years that I’ve put a mindset practice in place, and it has really helped me grow personally and professionally.
Recently, I read the book ‘The Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod. I now loosely follow his SAVERS structure. (I don’t do the 5am wake ups though!) I may not do them all every day, but I do what I can in the time I have. And I always make sure I do at least two of these daily.
So what does that SAVERS routine look like? Here’s a breakdown of all the elements involved.
Silence is an essential part of my day
It’s not often that you can get a moment’s silence on a busy day. That’s why it’s such a great thing to implement at the start of your day. It gives you a little time to clear your mind, focus your thoughts and just breathe. Meditations are great to implement during this time, too – I use the Insight Timer for this. (You just knew there was going to be tech involved here!)
Affirmations – daily mindset habits to rewire your mind
Affirmations help you to rewire your brain with new, more positive thoughts. They’re simple phrases or mantras you can use throughout the day, writing them down, saying them aloud, and using them as visual reminders. I write these out at the same time I do my daily gratitude in my Five Minute Journal.
Visualisation to really connect with your goals
It’s easier to achieve things you can see. That’s why visualisation is such a good tool to use. It helps you to believe you can achieve your goals – because if you can see them, you can achieve them.
I prefer to use guided visualisation, else my mind wanders. Gemma Went has a great Future You Visualisation, which you can buy here: https://app.gemmawent.co.uk/future-you-visualisation.
This has been a bit slack of late, but I have been enjoying home workouts and walks. I definitely feel the benefits once I’ve exercised. I feel more energised and happy (thanks to those endorphins).
Reading is good for your mind (and knowledge!)
I love to read, so this one is easy for me. I make sure I read at least 10 minutes per day. I whizz through personal development and business books but also love a good crime fiction novel too!
As mentioned earlier, I use the Five Minute Journal to write out my gratitude list and affirmations. But I also journal too. This is a recent thing I’ve added to my list and have found it really helps when I’m stuck.
There are some other practices I’ve started implementing since doing the energy clearing work I’ve been learning within the Conscious Consultant Certification. I was pretty good at how much water I drank anyway, but now I’ve been making sure I drink at least 2 litres a day.
I’ve also found laying in complete silence for 10 minutes a day and having an Epsom Salts foot bath or bath a few times a week has helped with the energy clearing process.
Oh, and naps! I don’t deny myself a nap. If I need one, then I will honour that!
So now it’s your turn. What mindset habits do you use consistently in your day? Which one of the habits above will you implement first – or are there others you’d add to my list? Why not comment below and share your thoughts and ideas – I’d love to hear them!