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Do You Have a Healthy Mindset for 2023?

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Are you focusing on a Healthy Mindset in 2023?

As part of your New Year’s Resolutions, are you thinking about your mindset? Do you think about how you nourish your MIND? We talk a LOT about the brain, the governing vessel, the central and peripheral nervous system, when we go over your Nervous System Performance within a Full Scan.

We just described the physical parts of the Nervous System. What about the parts you can’t see? The parts that create how you think?

Many people want to incorporate a healthy mindset into their goals and dreams for the upcoming year. What exactly is that? A healthy mindset, or frame of mind, can mean a lot of things, from keeping a positive attitude to building resilience to stress. When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, we focus a lot on our bodies.

How we move them, how we feed them, and how we detox them.

How many of us are FOCUSING ON OUR MIND, with a healthier mindset, especially after the last few years? Our mind influences all we do, how we behave, and what habits we have incorporated in our lives.

If we don’t adjust our mindset, we may be at risk of not reaching our goals. More and more research is showing that our mind, our thoughts and trauma, is one thing that can play a role in our physical health.

Are you ready to begin the New Year with a healthier mindset?

This blog post will help you:

  • Understand what the word mindset means.
  • Define the term healthy mindset (that completely fits you).
  • See why a healthy mindset matters.
  • Decide if you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset.

What does the word MINDSET mean?

There are many definitions on the internet for the word mindset. The Cambridge Dictionary said it simply: a mindset is a persons way of thinking and their opinions. It can also be defined as how you think, your belief system, and how you see the world. We all see the world with a unique mindset, and it is patterned by our life experiences. We’ll discuss this more below.

Your mindset will affect what you do, how you see yourself, and how you react to others. You have built in bias about the world and other people in it. This mindset developed from your life experience and the messages you incorporated along the way.

Believing that you CAN change, learn, and grow is part of having a healthy mindset.

Letting go of negative thoughts about yourself is also part of a healthy mindset.

What is a HEALTHY mindset?

Just like mindset definitions, there are so many opinions on what a healthy mindset is.

We like to think of a healthy mindset as one that helps YOU live feeling mostly in harmony with your world. In functional wellness circles, the term bio-individuality is used a lot. This means that we are all built differently, from our genetics to our emotions.  Your health and wellness needs should be personalized.

(THIS is where bioresonance testing shines, by the way.)

Your mindset is personalized too. You don’t think like your best friend, or your parents, and why would you? Your experience in life is DIFFERENT than everyone else’s.

Therefore a healthy mindset is based on what YOU perceive as health.

Why does a healthy mindset MATTER?

What you think, dictates what you do. Our thoughts create emotions, of which we act upon. If you think the statement “Health Begins in the Kitchen” then your actions will be focused on the food and nutrition portion of health. If you think “Slow Bodies are Unhealthy Bodies” then your focus and actions may prioritize daily movement.

Take a moment to write down a few of your personal beliefs about health.
What IS health to you? These thoughts will reveal a lot about your mindset.

GROWTH mindset vs FIXED mindset.

Carol Dweck, PhD, author of Mindset, The New Psychology of Success, and TedX speaker, researches and teaches mindset. She states that mindset forms in childhood, through praising and labeling.

She breaks down praising in the form of  personal or process praise. Personal praise looks like, “Wow, you’re so smart.” Have you heard this about yourself, or someone else? If you believe that “smart” is something you are born with, you may have a fixed mindset. This can limit you in thinking there is no flexibility in this. If you have been labeled as “smart”, then you may feel there is no room for improvement, or that you can’t always measure up.

Process praise is different. This focuses on the journey along the way. When you focus on how your child set study hours, kept to them, and  tried different ways to study, along their journey to a B, or even a C, the PROCESS is what becomes the learning experience, not the goal.

See the difference?

Dweck has pioneered the theory of the GROWTH and FIXED mindsets. If you have a growth mindset,  you believe that you can learn new things, try different ways to achieve something, and build resiliency through attempting things. If you have a fixed mindset, you believe that you are born with things that cannot be changed. You believe that you are either smart, or not.  Capable or not. This type of mindset can hold  back from reaching your goals, or even leading a more joyous life.

Those with a fixed mindset may give up more easily on things, over those with a growth mindset.

Do you have a GROWTH mindset or a FIXED mindset?

Take a peek at the following statements:

  • I am who I am.
  • That’s way over my head.
  • Why try, I’ll never get …. (that job, that relationship, better health).
  • I’m a work in progress.
  • I’m willing to learn.
  • That looks hard, but I’ll give it a go.

Which one, or two relate to YOU? Bullets 1-3 are of a FIXED mindset, while bullets 3-6 are of a GROWTH mindset, If you identify more with a FIXED mindset, don’t worry! We can help you shift that!

It’s never too late to shift your mindset.  Here’s how.

  1. Tune in to your thoughts. Can you identify running themes that go through your mind? Do you talk negatively to yourself on a regular basis? Your thoughts give all the information you need to identify, and then change, your mindset. Tune in to them, without judgement, and get close up.
  2. See value in the journey not the destination. Would focusing on the journey to change be easier if you focused on attempts and mistakes rather than the goal? Making mistakes happens to all of us. There are lessons in these “mistakes”. Maybe we should relabel them as such.

Paying attention to how you think, and what you say, is part of developing a healthy mindset. Positive self talk is part of a healthy mindset. So is self compassion, which comes in handy on the days you may not eat as nutritiously as you like, or you revert back to old ways of being.

Understanding how you arrived at your mindset is another facet of shifting from fixed to growth mindset values. We always say here, awareness is the key to change. When you SEE it you can change it.

Bring an open heart to your mindset, and your health journey. You never know where it will lead you.

If you are a practitioner with a GROWTH mindset, then you would fit right in with our Bioenergetic Certification Training!



DISCLAIMER: These services are designed for educational purposes only and are not intended to serve as medical advice. The information provided on this site and in reports should not be used for diagnosing or treating any health problem or disease.  It is not a substitute for professional care.  If you have or suspect you may have a health problem or need medical attention, you should consult your healthcare provider.