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Nov. 28, 2022

Mental Habits You Need to Succeed in Life

Welcome back to another episode of the Motivate Grind Succeed blog! This week, we're talking about mental habits that you need to cultivate in order to improve your life. 

Here are 2 crucial habits to cultivate
1. Practice gratitude.
2. Live in the moment.

1. Practice gratitude.
To practice gratitude, first take inventory of everything you have to be thankful for, both big and small. Make a list of these things and refer to it often. Each day, try to think of one new thing to be grateful for. You can also keep a gratitude journal and write down a few things you're thankful for each day. Whenever you're feeling down, take a moment to reflect on all the good in your life, and how far you've come.

It's important to remember that everyone has something to be grateful for, no matter how difficult their life may be. Gratitude is a choice, and it's one that can lead to a more positive outlook on life. When you focus on the good, it's easier to see the silver lining in every situation. No matter what life throws your way, take a step back and remember all that you have to be grateful for. It's the little things that often mean the most. A kind word from a stranger, a sunny day after a string of rainy ones, or a good cup of coffee in the morning can all turn your day around. So, take a moment to appreciate the good in your life, and let gratitude lead the way.

2. Live in the moment.
To "live in the moment", one should focus on the present and enjoy the current moment, rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't plan for the future, but rather that you should savor the present and be grateful for what you have in the here and now. Additionally, living in the moment can help reduce stress and anxiety by keeping your mind focused on what is happening right now, rather than worrying about what could happen. To do this, try to be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with, and focus on enjoying your time with them. You can also try to take deep breaths and focus on the present moment if you feel yourself starting to worry about the future.

One way to live in the moment is to focus on your senses. What do you see, smell, taste, feel, and hear at this very moment? Really take the time to notice the details around you and immerse yourself in them. This can help you appreciate the present moment and forget your worries.

Another way to live in the moment is to be mindful of your thoughts. If you find yourself worrying about the future or dwelling on the past, try to refocus your thoughts on the present. Notice the sensations in your body and the sounds around you. Breathe deeply and try to relax in the moment. By focusing on the here and now, you can help reduce stress and anxiety.

The Motivate Grind Succeed Podcast provides great tips on how to improve your life. The main message is to be grateful for everything, even the sucky stuff because it's most important that you give thanks for the sucky stuff. The stuff that sucks is the stuff that's going to teach you the most amount of stuff in life. Additionally, the podcast suggests living in the moment, getting good quality sleep, being patient and calm in stressful times, and taking time for self-reflection. All of these habits can improve your life in a number of ways.

These were just 2 habits to cultivate. I talk about all 5 in the accompanying episode. Just look for "The 5 Mental Habits You Need To Succeed In Life"

I'd love to hear about you and your experience with getting Happiness, success, and self-improvement. Leave me a comment on how it went for you or drop any questions you want me to answer!