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10 Unhealthy Mindsets That Are Holding You Back From Success

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In this blog post I’m going to discuss about 10 unhealthy mindsets that may be stuck inside your thoughts that could be the reason why you’re not succeeding. Hope you find this useful, do enjoy 🙂

1. "I can't do it"

You can do it. You can do whatever you want. You can do whatever you set your mind to doing. You can achieve all your goals. You can achieve your dreams. You can achieve your desires. It’s all starts within you. You possess the power to do it. You have what it takes. Believe in yourself. And trust yourself, because you can.

2. "What will they think?"

Who are they? Are they you? Have they been through what you went through? Have they walked your path? Your journey? Have they felt your feelings? Have they seen your dreams? Do they know your worth? Do they know what you’re capable of? No? Exactly. So why keep thinking about them? This is YOUR life, so think about yourself for once. Do what YOU want to do for a LIVING. Let people think what they want. Your life, your choice. Take full ownership of that and don’t let people bring you down!

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3. "I feel like I'm going to quit"

Are you a loser? No. And just because you feel like you’re going to quit, it doesn’t mean that you are. The journey towards success isn’t always going to feel like you’re a winner. Nope. There will be a lot of moments where you’re going to have a lot of those “AIGHT, IMA QUIT RIGHT NOW!” conversations inside your head. Don’t. Ever. Quit. You have come too far to quit. Always remember that you have got to keep on going because you have a beautiful destination to reach. Plus, you were born and destined to be a winner. So quitting isn’t even an option for you.

4. "Good habits are too much for me, I feel like I'm going to go back to my old ways"

You’re failing to notice just how much of a good impact you have on others when you’re doing good. You might not notice or feel it right away, but all the good that you’re doing is making such a huge difference. It’s normal to have occasions where you feel like you’re going to relapse and go back to your old ways, but that’s just a temporary state of mind. Get yourself out it. And believe that every bit of good you do, is going to make at least someone really really happy because they will look up to you as an inspiration for striving for goodness no matter how tough things get. 

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5. "I think this isn't worth it, it seems impossible"

Success is a road less travelled because most people don’t have the power or drive inside them to have a strong belief/mindset that anything is possible. If you think it’s not worth it, why have you thought about success then? If success is in your mind, that must mean that it’s something worth pursuing. Success is possible for someone like you. It’s always in your mind, so you better start thinking positively, take action and succeed.

6. "I can't be bothered right now, maybe tomorrow"

The more you delay, the more you suffer from lack of progress. The earlier you get things done, the more time you will have later to enjoy the rewards of success. So, next time you don’t feel bothered, push yourself to do it “NOW”, because when “tomorrow” comes, you will continue to come up with the same excuse.

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7. "I wish it was easy"

In fact, it’s really easy, but only if you train your mindset to believe it will be easy. If your mindset is not right, then don’t expect yourself to face an easy journey towards success. Remember, if it was easy, then everybody would be a success by now. The truth is that the beginning might be a little tough, but once you get used to it and revolve your mindset around success, it becomes a habit and so eventually becomes easier.  And don’t wish for it, but work for it. 

8. "Everyone seems to have gotten somewhere with their life and I am not even close to being where I want to be"

Why are you so focused on what others are achieving with their life? Everyone has their own path to walk at their own pace/speed, including you. There are people ahead of you and believe it or not, there are people way behind you as well. Everyone has their own timing in achieving their level/idea of success. Who knows, maybe those who seem ahead of you have chosen to settle with something less than what you have been destined for – so you’re required to work harder to get to a higher level. Keep going. This is your path so focus on it 100% without looking at what others are doing/achieving. Be inspired by others success, but never let it put you down. Your time will come someday. 

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9. "I can't focus while being surrounded by toxicity"

It’s as simple as that. You don’t have to be around toxic vibes if it’s holding you back from achieving success. You can make an immediate decision right now to stay away from it and not think about it. If you’re experiencing disturbance at home while trying to focus, head to your local library and spend a couple hours a week to get all your big work done there in complete silence. Remember, things are only toxic as much as you respond to them. So take responsibility, remain alert, and act accordingly. Never let toxicity stop you from being successful, it’s not worth it.

10. "What if...?"

Enough of the what ifs and just go for it. Take action towards your final destination. You have to be willing to take risks, be out of your comfort zone and try new things if you want to be successful. Being the same will get you the same results. If you want better and bigger results, you have to be willing to do better and make bigger moves. Success requires an optimistic attitude. Instead of asking “what if”, just tell yourself “I’ll try as best as I can”.

You have now reached to the end of this post. Thank you so much for reading. Don’t forget to leave a comment down below with your thoughts. Are you experiencing any unhealthy mindsets? Do you have any other unhealthy mindset ideas that I should have mentioned? Let me know 🙂

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The Cold, Harsh Truth About “Detox” Products That You Never Knew

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In the world of beauty, health and fitness business, the word “detox” is far too commonly used. For example, you may get offered skincare products such as a detox face mask that promises to help completely remove your blemishes if you use it in the exact way that it has been described on the packaging/label. But the sad truth is that “detoxing” doesn’t actually work; speaking medically, “detoxing” is nonsense. And simply enough, the only real way to get healthy is by diet and exercise.

In this modern era where social media (such as Instagram) exposes “flawless” fitness models to its audience every single day, it is so easy to get sucked in by the detox industry, especially when you are continuously following profiles that show off beautiful skin. You get blown away by the idea of cleansing away your many years of unhealthy eating habits and believe it to be the medicine to your sugar filled calorie intakes and sleepless nights. But wait… before you decide to take steps to a clinical detox solution, you need to first understand the concept of detoxing on a much deeper level: this whole idea that you can completely purify your entire system of flaws and leave your skin  spotless and untouchable by toxins – is a scam. It’s a made up concept and the purpose behind it is to sell you products so that substantial profits are being made. It’s all part of business.

Edzard Ernst from Exeter University describes two types of detox where “one is respectable and the other one isn’t”. He goes on to explain that people with life-threatening illnesses that start from conditions such as drug addictions deserve medical treatment, and this may be regarded as a respectable detox. However, the not so respectable one is simply the word “detox” being hijacked by entrepreneurs who want to sell a bogus treatment that apparently detoxifies all the toxins from your body.

Detox doesn’t make sense because you would most likely be dead if toxins actually built up in a way that your body couldn’t excrete. And, the healthy body has kidneys, a liver, lungs, skin, all of which are detoxifying as we speak. So, there is no actual way – and most definitely not through detox treatments – to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work better.

Too many products out there in the market mention “toxins” as the poisonous substances that you take in to your body, even though it’s not certain what those toxins are. A group of UK Scientists in 2009 carried out an experiment where they had made contact with the manufactures of 15 products that were being brought from pharmacies and supermarkets that promised to detoxify. These products ranged from dietary supplements to shampoos and smoothies. What’s weird, is that when evidence was being asked for behind the claims, not even one manufacture was able to define what they meant by detoxification. And yet, shelves are overloaded with products with “detox” stuck on their packaging..

The thing is, nowadays you can buy pretty much detoxifying-anything including supplement tablets, face masks, shower gels, yoga treatments, as well as seven-day detox diets – yes you might lose weight but the only reason why you’ll lose it is because you’ll have went without proper food for a week, and unfortunately that has little to do with toxins. Ernst describes all this as a scandal because “it’s criminal exploitation of the gullible man on the street who would love to have a simple remedy that frees him of his sins, so to speak. It’s nice to think that it could exist but unfortunately it doesn’t.”

So let’s talk about alcoholics. Would a detox from alcohol be a good thing? Of course it would be great to go days without alcohol as part of your lifestyle, and it may even give you the opportunity to think about your drinking habits if you’re drinking above the limit. However, the idea that your liver needs to be “purified” through detox is just ridiculous.

If you think about it, the best lifestyle detox involves not smoking or drinking, avoiding processed foods, doing plenty of exercise and overall just enjoying a balanced diet as much as possible, all of which is healthy for you. Just imagine a diet full of all the right treatment and care that your body needs. Wholegrain cereals, fruits, vegetables, plenty of water, sleep, etc. All of this naturally strengthens your immune system without the need for a so called “detox”. So why do all those detox advertisements make you feel like you need to punish yourself in order to be healthy?

In conclusion, I can tell you that detox will never benefit you in the long-run. Sure, you want results from detox, and you’ll get them – but the effects of all those products and treatments will not last for as long as you live. If I could invent an actual definition for the word “detox”, then it would be “getting to the bottom and root cause of every problem in your life and work towards fixing them naturally to ensure the happiest and healthiest version of yourself”. I’m sorry, but you need to be committed to healing the right way, not through some temporary relief in the name of “detox”.

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5 Beautiful Reasons Why Traveling Is Good For Your Mind And Soul

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In this blog post I’m going to discuss 5 points which explain why traveling can be good for your mind and soul. I hope you enjoy reading. 🙂

1. The less stress, the higher mental well-being

The benefits are enjoyed without distinction, regardless of the type of trip you make, either a long trip abroad or a short getaway to a nearby destination. Leaving the routine behind produces a state of relaxation that reduces stress to unsuspected limits. Traveling is the best way to live in the present and worry only about what you are going to live on a specific day. This directly influences mental health, since according to studies conducted by the University of Arizona, people who make a couple of trips a year have less predisposition to be tense, are more satisfied, and enjoy a better quality of life. 

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2. Your brain thanks you

Until recently, scientists thought that the brain did not follow its development once adulthood was reached. Today it is known that our minds can continue to grow, neurons can create new connections, and even new neurons can be formed thanks to the training and stimulation of our brain. Scientists find the key in facing the brain to novelty, challenge, and variety. Key pieces that are activated when we plan and enjoy a trip. The need to adapt to a new environment and make a mental map of the places visited are activities that generate a strong mental stimulus, even in people who already have a neurological disease. So there is nothing better for your brain than to take a trip. 

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3. A stronger heart

According to various studies, traveling reduces the risk of myocardial infarction, especially in people over 45 years. On the other hand, when we travel we stay longer in motion, we walk more and develop more social activities, so that the activity of our circulatory system is benefited. Being on vacation in a different destination than usual also breaks the monotony for our organs.

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4. Self-esteem through the clouds

Traveling is a challenge for the body and mind when moving to situations that break our usual dynamics. On many occasions traveling makes us leave our comfort zone, live with different customs, new gastronomies and face unknown languages. Face all these situations and move forward, manage to “survive” in a different place boosts our self-esteem as almost nothing else could do, helping to regain that self-confidence that we sometimes lose in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

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5. Time for ourselves

Taking a trip helps us take a distance from our lives and problems. A break can make us find new ways to solve a problem. It helps us to see the difficulties with perspective and relativize the problems that make us worry too much. Learning to value what you have is much easier when you enjoy time to reflect, and this makes us feel better about ourselves.

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Traveling makes you happy

Finally, I must add that travel creates illusions, new memories, and links with people of all cultures and races, as well as irreplaceable experiences, since no material good can replace them. From these studies, a definitive conclusion is drawn; traveling makes us happier, in a unique and special way.

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6 Great Practices To Be Mentally Strong

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6 Great Practices To Be Mentally Strong

Every day we must make decisions and, although some have more impact than others, our future depends on them. There are situations in which it is good to listen to our hearts and let it guide us; However, there are others in which it is better not to get carried away easily by the feelings and decide with the brain. Those who do this are called mentally strong.

These people think well before making a decision. They also put into practice some good customs from which we can all learn:

1. Don’t be afraid of the challenges 

It is natural to be afraid of the unknown, to fail, not to do a good job, etc. Sometimes we can be too much of a perfectionist, too judgmental of ourselves, or we have a bad habit of setting high expectations and comparing ourselves to others. All these bad thoughts prevent one from daring to accept new challenges and difficulties. Mentally strong people know that, while it is true that failure is probable if they do not take risks, they can never learn or overcome.

2. Accept the changes

The changes are never easy, but they have a great reward in the process and in the result. If a change is hard to bring, pray constantly for God to provide the necessary wisdom and patience.

3. Look for opportunities

Sometimes, opportunities come to us; Sometimes, you have to go looking for them. Mentally strong people know that persistence is the key to success. If a situation does not go as expected, they continue in the search for new possibilities and do not give up until they find them. They know firsthand that if they fail, again and again, it does not mean that they are unsuccessful, but that they have not tried hard enough.

4. Have a positive mind

People who let their emotions guide themselves are predisposed to a situation without having tried. This bad attitude prevents them from seeing the positive side of life and paralyzes their progress. It is important to understand that every circumstance has a positive side and that if one concentrates on it, it is much simpler to have a more affordable and efficient behavior. 

5. Know how to handle criticism

Someone once said criticism hurts like a shower of bricks. Receiving such a blow leaves wounds and marks; However, if you know how to take advantage of them, you could build a house with them. Not all criticism is usually true, but at all times, you can learn from it. Instead of taking negative comments as a discouragement, they should be seen as an incentive to improve and get ahead. 

6. Learn from mistakes

Many inventors throughout history had to do many trial and error practices. If they had given up on the first attempt, we would never have been able to enjoy the things we have today. Similarly, mentally strong people see their mistakes as one more attempt, but not as the end result. They make their failures guide them to seek excellence in everything.

 

…So that’s the complete 6 practices of being mentally strong. What did you think of them? Do you agree? Disagree? Leave your comments below, I look forward to reading them 🙂

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