Updated: Jul 25
Grab your notepad, tune in, and fasten your seatbelts, folks. You are about to plunge into the rabbit hole of neuroscience and psychology, in other words, selfcare, where we’ll decode the "one mindset hack for this week" to get you from “meh” Mondays to “yay” Fridays! By the time you hit the last period, you will have a secret weapon in your arsenal, a psychological tour de force that could catapult your productivity to stratospheric levels. Sounds intriguing? Let’s dive right in.
Who gives anybody else the right to tell you who you are? And today, I want you to really consider that question or even have you even thought about “Who Am I?”
Because you are a multilayered, beautiful soul, who is wrapped up in this physical experience that you're having. Whether you're a teenager in your twenties, your thirties, or your sixties, it doesn't matter your age.... what really matters should be your potential "YOU".
Imagine waking up on Monday morning with a pile of tasks staring you in the face. The screen glare of countless unattended emails, unfinished projects tugging at your coat sleeve, and an alarm clock showing 6:30 a.m. Ouch! Something draws you away before you even have a chance to enjoy your morning coffee. What if I can give you one mindset hack to fulfil this week ? A bit of selfcare never hurt anyone !
Now, picture a different scenario. You're still facing a mountain of tasks, but you're calm, composed, and confident. You don't feel overwhelmed or stressed; in fact, you're excited. What's the difference? It's the mindset, my beautiful souls, the subtle tweak in your brain's operating system that can make or break your week. This isn’t Hogwarts-level sorcery, but it’s pretty darn close.
It's the secret ingredient that will put you back in the driver's seat of your life, steering you toward a week filled with accomplishment and satisfaction. I'm here to let you know its POSSIBLE!
Press the Stop Button works like those 'stop' signs you see on the road. They're meant to break the flow, halt your regular, often unproductive patterns, and steer you onto a new, more exciting path. It's like taking a detour on a scenic route when you're used to the dreary, predictable freeway.
It's a mindset jolt, a shake-up, a shake-down, a total makeover of your thought patterns, giving you the control to channelize your energies where it matters.
But how does one master this nuclear reactor of productivity? Glad you asked! Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, "press the stop button" technique will take a bit of time and practice to master, but once you do, boy, oh boy, you're in for one rollercoaster ride.
Let’s break this down into digestible morsels of information, step by step. Never apologise for needing selfcare, and if this article can help you achieve one mindset hack for this week, that's one step closer to making friends with yourself.
Firstly, identify your patterns. These are the habits or routines that keep you in the backseat. It might be incessant social media scrolling, biting your nails when stressed, or even staring blankly at the wall when you’re overwhelmed. These behaviors are your brain's way of hitting the 'auto-pilot' button. Pay Attention and identify these patterns!
Once you've recognized these patterns, it's time for the fun part - disruption! Challenge these routines, shake them up, turn them on their head. I always think of it as changing the channel to something you would prefer to do. Do something drastically different when you feel the onset of an unproductive pattern. Instead of scrolling through Instagram, read a book. Instead of biting your nails, squeeze a stress ball. The idea is to confuse your brain and get it off the 'auto-pilot' mode.
Now that you’ve created a disruption, don’t just stop there. You have to replace the unproductive pattern with something constructive. Remember, fill it with something that lifts your heart and makes you excited. Create a positive habit, like practicing mindfulness, going for a jog, or even just taking five minutes to breathe deeply and center yourself.
Do this one mindset hack this week, and voila, you’ve hacked your way into a productive, fulfilling week! Selfcare, being at the top of your agenda and not feeling the need to explain yourself to anyone. You'll find yourself cruising through the week with less stress, more focus, and an ever-increasing tally of completed tasks. But remember, consistency is key. Keep doing it until the new habit becomes second nature. Your old patterns took years to refine, you do things on auto pilot because you're in some unhealthy habits. Let's change them today.
Embracing pattern interrupts can be a game-changer in your life. It's an upgrade, a reboot, a brain renaissance that could turn your world around, make you more productive, more focused, more motivated, and a whole lot happier. It’s like finding the secret passageway in the labyrinth of your mind. I always teach that you are creating a brand new chapter when you press the stop button, and turn the page. Don't get stuck on an old chapter, repeating the same page, that's when you feel you are just existing, there is more for you. You need to Choose More !
As you continue to use pattern interrupts, you'll start to notice a significant shift. Tasks that once seemed daunting will feel like a breeze. You'll find yourself more motivated, your productivity skyrocketing, and your stress levels plummeting. This is the power of one small mindset hack - it has the potential to completely redefine your week.
But remember, it's not a magic wand, and it's not going to turn things around overnight. Change takes time, and Rome wasn't built in a day. So be patient with yourself, keep practicing, and before you know it, you'll be on your way to fulfilling weeks that leave you feeling accomplished and satisfied.
Just as the eminent philosopher, Seneca once said, "As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters." Use this one mindset hack for this week moving forward, and realise that selfcare isn’t about cramming more into your already jam-packed week, it’s about making each moment count, making the week ‘good,’ making life good. Embrace this mindset hack and let it steer your ship to the captivating shores of a fulfilling week. After all, you're the captain of your life's voyage. You're here to taste your life ! You will be consciously mindful of it, and you will achieve it by the end of the week. that's my wish for you. Have a wonderful week forward.