Shift your mindset from “I have to” to “I get to”

Shift your mindset from “I have to” to “I get to”

Mindset is crucial to happiness. In fact, mindset is crucial to almost everything good in life.

But there’s no doubt that happy people think differently; and that if you want more happiness you can learn to change your thinking / your mindset to provide more positivity and success.

Interested to learn more? Keep reading…

via the Huffington Post  (with some quotes from ME)

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another: You’re running through your upcoming schedule and catch yourself thinking, “And then I have to…” Whether it’s a social obligation, chores, or a monotonous part of your daily routine, we’ve all had an activity come up that elicits that “ugh” reaction. 

In these moments, a positive attitude can make all the difference. Research has shown that there are benefits to being optimistic, from better physical and mental health to longer, more satisfying relationships. That’s why we partnered with Life is Good to help you find methods for developing and keeping a positive attitude that can help you to shift your mindset from “I have to” to “I get to.” For example, a positive reframe may turn feeling like you “have to” clean your house into realizing that you “get to” take an hour to yourself to listen to that podcast you’ve been meaning to get to while you sweep your floors.  

To learn more, we turned to psychologist Dr. Tim Sharp, a leader in the field of positive psychology and the founder and chief happiness officer of The Happiness Institute. 

To reap the benefits of positivity, Sharp recommends practicing gratitude every day — emphasis on the “practice.” 

“Like anything else, [having a positive mindset] is essentially a skill,” he says. “And, like any skill, the more you practice, the better you get. So make an effort to practice [being positive] as often as you can; use reminders so you don’t forget; and when you recognize that you’re doing it well, give yourself a pat on the back to reinforce your efforts.” 

…keep reading the full & original article HERE