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You could be forgiven for thinking that all the current talk about daily mindset practice is just for the woo-woo crowd. That’s certainly what I thought.

Until I tried it.

I’m willing to admit that I lean towards the woo-woo side of life, but I’m more of a woo-cynic. I’ll try these things but if I don’t see results reasonably quickly, I’m going to jump ship.

This woman has plans and I don’t have time to waste on…well…time-wasting.


Why Start a Daily Mindset Practice?

As I said before, I have plans. And to complete those plans, I need to be in the best headspace that I can possibly be. Which is why my daily mindset practice is sacred.

Without a word of a lie, the person I am before I start my day’s mindset practice and the person I am after I’ve finished it, couldn’t be more different.

Don’t get me wrong, they’re both me. It’s just that one of those me’s is blurry-eyed and drowning in coffee and the other me is energized and ready to take over the world.

If you’re looking for a morning practice that will set you up for the day, help you show up authentically wherever you need to show up, and is something that you can believe in and commit to, read on.


5 Simple Mindset Practices to Start Your Day


1. I am, I choose, I believe.

Remember when all the self-help gurus were telling us we needed to firmly state our daily affirmations, with passion, and we had to really, truly, believe them?

Yeah, that didn’t work for me either.

With the I am, I choose, I believe exercise, you make statements like “I am becoming…, I choose to do…, I believe I can….

You need to do at least five for each and you need to write them down.


2. Gratitude.

The simple act of listing the things you’re grateful for will brighten your day.

Write down 10 things in the morning and 10 at night. They can be tiny, huge or you can write the same things every day. That’s fine, it’s amazing how gratitude attracts more things to be grateful for.


3. I’m the type of person who…

This one is heaps of fun.

Write down 10 things that describe the person you want to be, not the person you think you are now. This exercise reminds you of what you’re striving for, the qualities that matter to you as a person.


4. Journal about how you want your life to be.

This one leans a little towards the old-style affirmations in that you need to write it as if it’s happening for you now.

Write down how you want your life to be. How you feel, what you eat, what you look like, who’s with you…everything you can think of. Do this every day, and you’ll find yourself gravitating towards activities that will make it happen.


5. Write down your intention for the day.

You might call it a goal but personally, I find I’m a little more serious about getting it done if I call it an intention. This is usually just one thing, that’s an absolute must.

It. Will. Be. Done.

You’ll soon find that your daily intention gets bigger as your confidence grows with each successful day!




Natalie Hughes founded Miss Independent in 2017, to educate and mentor women and help them make their best career and business decisions. Natalie is an experienced business woman and non-executive company director focused on organisational design, strategy, growth and innovation. Her goal is to help you think differently, work differently and feel in control of your own destiny.

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