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Developing and Nurturing a Positive Mindset
« on: October 17, 2020, 11:01:08 am »
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Since the Equinox, I've been doing more introspection on what I need to improve in myself, and how to do that. One thing that really came to surface was the fact that I was brought up by a family where we look at things in a negative light, judge people negatively, and gossip about said negative attributes. It has been something that I personally have struggled with for as long as I can remember, but my husband has really helped me identify when I do it, notably, after I go visit and spend time with my family (for the record: I live in NYC, and they live in Buffalo).

I know there are various exercises and books and resources to help with this, but I honestly feel at a lost as to where to even begin, or what is even considered actually helpful or useful in cultivating a positive mindset. I'd love to hear others' suggestions.
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Re: Developing and Nurturing a Positive Mindset
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 07:52:49 pm »
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Since the Equinox, I've been doing more introspection on what I need to improve in myself, and how to do that. One thing that really came to surface was the fact that I was brought up by a family where we look at things in a negative light, judge people negatively, and gossip about said negative attributes. It has been something that I personally have struggled with for as long as I can remember, but my husband has really helped me identify when I do it, notably, after I go visit and spend time with my family (for the record: I live in NYC, and they live in Buffalo).

I know there are various exercises and books and resources to help with this, but I honestly feel at a lost as to where to even begin, or what is even considered actually helpful or useful in cultivating a positive mindset. I'd love to hear others' suggestions.

Gretchen Rubin's recent books might be a place to start - she's got a good mix of "here's this thing with research behind it" and "here's a thing I tried", while understanding that people's brains work in different ways, and not just talking about the stuff that works for her.

(She's also got a good newsletter, and this post on 31 Important Things You Should Say ‘No’ to for a Happier Life (not by her) is still open in my tabs from her most recent one, and seems a possible place to start - it's got the list and then some starting resources for each topic. I have not read all of those, but many of the ones I know, I've found helpful.)
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Re: Developing and Nurturing a Positive Mindset
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 helped me identify when I do it,
 
what is even considered actually helpful or useful in cultivating a positive mindset.
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