How To Stop Holding Yourself Back & Shift Your Mindset
Hey, Beauty Boss.
At this weeks Beauty Boss Network Live Event we got to hang out with some amazing beauty boss experts including Danessa Myricks, Melanie Mills, Fifi Tesfastion, and Tawna Eubanks McCoy. Amongst the amazing food, killer connections, shopping, and champagne popping, we got to hear these beauties go IN on their belief that a positive mindset has been a key factor to their success in the industry. In fact, according to Huffington Post, “research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile.” Here are a few of our panelists top tips to shifting your mindset so you can boss-up full force
every time I think a negative thought about myself, I have to replace it with 3 positive thoughts Tweet This
Straight up say nice things to yourself. “We are under so much pressure to be skinny, to be successful,” says Danessa, and it’s easy to become overcome with everything we are NOT. One of my personal favorite tips dropped by Fifi at the panel (which I’ve already started implementing into my life) is that “every time I think a negative thought about myself, I have to replace it with 3 positive thoughts.” Next time you catch yourself being your own hardest critic, try this, and watch your mindset shift from Debbie-downer to the bad-ass beauty boss you are meant to be!
Give Me a “HAH!”
No literally, let out a big, fat “HAH!” This silly technique is a little exercise that Emmy Award winner, and business mogul Melanie Mills swears by. When she’s getting overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious (you know the feeling), Melanie stops and lets it out. And what’s interesting is that it’s hard to say “hah” really loud without a smile on your face, and when you’re smiling, it’s practically impossible to stay in a negative space! Not really a “hah” kind of girl? Another one of Mel’s go-tos is to motorboat the negativity away.
This silly technique is a little exercise that Emmy Award winner, and business mogul swears by. Tweet ThisYep, put your lips together, relax your mouth, and let it all go. If you’re struggling to see the validity behind this tactic, don’t take it from me or Mel! According to Hemalayaa, the creator of tantrum yoga, she encourages her students to release stress by yelling, chest-pounding and laughing. “I believe we are emotional beings and there are times we need to express in order to let go of emotion, especially old stuff that is sitting in there, festering. Otherwise it gets stuck in our bodies and could turn into stress, disease, etc.”
Take an inventory of all the things your grateful for. First thing in the morning, and/or the last thing before you go to sleep, really think hard on what ALL you have to give thanks for. Whether you are thankful for your bed, or your pillow, or your AC, or you are grateful you had a client, or for learning something new, take a mental note of it! Or even take it one step further like our panelist, Fifi, and keep a gratitude journal! Every night before bed, list off all of the things you are grateful for. Studies show that keeping a journal full of nothing but gratitude serves as a symbol and that just looking at it can create a sense of appreciation. Plus doing this before bed is proven to reduce stress, feel calmer at night, gain more clarity around what’s important in your life, and provides you with something to refer back to when you’re feeling down!
Endorphins Are Real
physical activity also legit improves the production of those feel-good neurotransmitters that… Tweet This
In the great words of fitness influencer, Tawna Eubanks, “endorphins are real,” and we couldn’t agree more. Knocking out a quick workout at the beginning of the day releases endorphins that not only provide energy, but physical activity also legit improves the production of those feel-good neurotransmitters that boost confidence, focus, and lower symptoms of depression and anxiety! So besides the physical benefits we all love about exercise, science proves that getting active is bound to boost your mindset too!