Goal setting can be overwhelming, especially when faced with trying to change ingrained habits that are no longer serving us.
In order to make progress, it is essential to sit down and map out the actionable steps you can take to achieve your goals.
Luckily, SMART goal setting is an easy process to learn and utilize.
Why do some people achieve their goals while other equally talented individuals always seem to fall short?
According to Carol Dweck, a psychology Professor at Stanford University, one’s natural ability does not determine success in life.
Instead, Dweck’s research has shown that success is dependent upon the mindset surrounding one’s ability to change and develop abilities.
Growth mindset is the belief that with practice, perseverance and grit, individuals have endless potential to learn, grow, and achieve their goals.
Fixed Mindset is the belief that we are born with a set amount of ability that cannot be developed or changed.
Very simply put, people with growth mindset experience better outcomes than individuals with fixed mindsets
Keep reading to learn how a growth mindset will help you achieve your goals.
Science has now caught up to why mindfulness meditation has been around for thousands of years.
Mindfulness is an ancient practice of focusing on the present moment with kind awareness.
Other modalities such as meditation and yoga are practices that help you develop your awareness to the present moment.
Keep reading to discover 10 science-backed psychological and physical benefits of mindfulness meditation.
Cognitive distortions or irrational beliefs are unhelpful thinking patterns about a situation, circumstance, or person.
Just as a funhouse mirror at a carnival distorts how we look, cognitive distortions warp how we perceive reality.
It’s completely normal to experience cognitive distortions or irrational thoughts every now and then.
Cognitive distortions only become a problem in life when we are not able to recognize and disengage from them.
When we cannot disengage from unhelpful thoughts, we can start to experience anxiety, depression, relationships problems and self defeating behaviors
In order to stay ahead of the curve, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with common cognitive distortions and ways to reframe them in productive ways.
Keep reading to learn about some of the common cognitive distortions with examples and healthy ways to reframe your thoughts so that you can live your best life.
Whether it's battling the urge to hit the snooze button at 6 am or grasping for my last shred of sanity when dealing with difficult people, I find that my thoughts about the situation tend to make or break me.
According to Psychology today, an unhelpful thought or cognitive distortion occurs when we form false conclusions from irrational thoughts and beliefs rather than facts.
Cognitive distortions influence the way we perceive people, situations and make decisions.
In this post I will break down four practical strategies that have helped me to recognize and reframe cognitive distortions in order to kick unnecessary pain and anxiety to the curb so that I can live my best life.
Mindfulness, meditation, and yoga have benefits that reach far beyond the mat.
Kind awareness, positive self-regard, and connecting the breath are just a few skills that develop during mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practice.
These skills can improve your relationships, decision making, and health.
As you continue your meditation practice try to remember these 6 tidbits of advice:
Without self criticism as a motivator to achieving our goals, people worry they will end up a blob on the couch with a tub of ice cream in one hand and the remote in the other spiraling deeper and deeper into self-indulgence. But science tells us a different story.
Research has found that self compassion is much more effective than self-criticism as a motivator to achieving our goals.
Many people confuse self-compassion with self-indulgence and letting ourselves off the hook but there is a big difference.
Self compassion supports our desire to thrive and is what motivates healthy changes in our lives.
Humans have evolved to create habits in order to help conserve brain power.
If we had to think about every little thing we do daily we would be exhausted before breakfast.
Scientifically, our brain automates tasks in order to save energy for more important tasks that require our attention.
In this post I will be discussing a three part science backed habit loop that helps us form routines that become automatic and stick.
Committing to practice mindfulness meditation takes dedication and discipline.
It is a slow but rewarding process.
Our minds play tricks on us when it comes to implementing something new into your routine.
It’s super important to be on the lookout for these 10 common traps that can put the kibosh on your meditation practice so you can challenge the narrative and reach your goals. .
Whenever starting a new endeavor, there is sure to be a lot of questions.
Don’t worry, we got you covered!
In this article you will find common FAQs that reflect how Mindful Yoga Project approaches mindfulness, meditation, and yoga.
Keep reading to stay in the know.