Since we learned that your mindset is everything from day 2 , I wanted to offer up the top tools and resources for ensuring that you can maintain this mindset and put it into action on all the great work you’ve done over the past 6 days.
Luckily for us the Internet offers tons of tools to help us along and here are the ones that have worked best for me and others that I know.
Also, note that using these tools to strengthen your mindset doesn’t need to take more than twenty minutes a day. There really are no excuses as anyone can find that time to invest each day – especially since you’ve already planned out your perfect day!
Get into journalling with Penzu
Penzu is a personal journal and online diary you can use to organise your thoughts and get anything you need to out of your mind. It looks just like you’re writing on real paper and I love it for clearing my mind in the morning so I can be ready for the day ahead.
Some of the topics that I’ll write on are my intentions for the day, any successes or wins I’ve recently had, any challenges I’ve been experiencing, and what I’m grateful for. I know some of you have been using it for this blogging challenge as your writing tool which is fantastic.
Discover daily meditation with Susan Piver
Susan Piver runs the Open Heart Project where she offers guided meditation with full instruction through video and audio every week. What I love about it is that you only need ten minutes.
Through meditation, you’ll find that you have more clarity, an increased ability for patience, and more discipline. Her videos are always calming and the sitting meditation lasts ten minutes, but if you can only do 5, then do it as you’re still engaging.
Make time for your daily personal practice
Many of you have pointed out that exercise features as one of your priorities or as a big part of your ideal lifestyle and your perfect day – so now you need to commit to showing up and doing it daily.
iYoga is an application that offers you yoga instruction on the go. So you can turn your phone into your yoga instructor and do ten minutes of yoga on the daily when you can fit it in. Consistency is key though so stick to your schedule.
I also just did a video and podcast interview with Vic Magary, the kind of fitness and healthy living on how I stay healthy on the road. We share some great tips (oh and he’s giving away four of his fitness Kindle books for free if you buy my book!)
Focus on the power of visualisation with your Painted Picture Template
Cameron Herold, author of Double Double and creator of Backpocket COO, has written up his Painted Picture and suggests you do the same for what you want your business to look like in 3 years from now.
Similar to your perfect day exercise, think of this as an extension of that to your business plans by stating why you do what you do, how you feel, what offerings you have, who you serve and your leadership role.
You can find the one that I did here for my business on Slideshare. I will also discuss this again in Act coming up over the next week.
Day 7 Blog Challenge to accept in 3 easy steps
1. Write a response blog post to this question:
Which key tools will you turn to regularly to maintain your mindset and how will you use them effectively?
2. Let us know you’ve written a blog post:
Don’t forget to copy and paste the URL of this blog post into your `trackbacks’ section under your blog post so we know you’ve written a response.
3. Embed the 30 Day Blog Challenge badge in your post:
Choose the badge you most like from right here. Then just COPY the HTML code already pre done for you, and PASTE it into the HTML tab of your post.
What’s next in the 30 Day Blog Challenge?
If you want to go above and beyond you can:
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Follow the 30 Day Blog Challenge Pinterest board (and see if you can spot your own post there)
Tomorrow’s post is to celebrate all the fine work you’ve done over the past seven days!
Round up of some of today’s blog posts by you
- Vanessa finds the Reminders app and TeamworkPM very helpful tools that assist her in managing the tasks that help her move towards her goal
- The key tools that Curt believes to be most essential are a time management system, a content management system, and a contact management system
- Angela would stick to what make the most significant difference in her day-to-day wellbeing – meditation, exercise and healthy eating
- Linda strongly believes in the power of meditation and music. She feels a good handwritten rant is a great way to move the negative emotions through the body
- Sophia too likes to write her thoughts and ideas. Looking after one’s own mind and body is of great importance in her opinion
- Whitney uses tools that keep her focussed on staying motivated, be happy and attract success. She has posted wonderful quotes in her blog
- Cheryl uses the ‘smart technique’ that she has discussed in her blog. She uses her Painted Picture as a reminder on how she wants to live
- Todd uses a variety of meditation programs and relies on personal development coaching. He pays close attention to “The Triad”
- Kirk is on the lookout for an effective tool to change the bad habits of procrastination, distraction, and being a night owl
- Kim has shifted focus from being busy to being productive. She believes regular exercise a necessity towards maintaining one’s mindset and feeling good.
- Sarah has taken up the challenge to work on writing skills daily, budgeting, and improve her time management skills
- Norie has shared her complete list of tools that she uses to manage my mindset
- Tathra strongly believes in the power of intention, and also regularly turns to yoga and meditation. She has shared a list of business tools and personal development programs that she has found helpful
- Martina’s ‘magic combo’ includes WordPress, Elegant Themes, Host Gator & Go Daddy
And there a ton more in the comments.