Do you ever feel like the world is ending? | How To Change Your Mindset


Do you ever feel like the world is ending?

I know that sounds crazy morbid and mediocre but just listen to me for a second... Do you ever feel like you are running out of time? Because I feel like that all the time.

I guess you can say that I am in this constant battle with time- not against time but with it. I always feel like I'm waiting for something to happen OR I feel like everything is coming to an end (again, I'm not trying to sound morbid)...

And maybe I feel this way because summer is gradually slipping out from underneath my feet. 

I've always had the hardest time with the transition from summer to fall. It gives me the worst feeling ever. Yes, it could be related to SAD (seasonal affective disorder) but I'm usually fine once fall is hereIt's just that stupid transition that gets me every single year. 

But maybe I also feel this way because I find time-management extremely difficult.

There are so many things I want to do but I constantly feel like I don't have enough time to do them

And when I am working on something, I always feel as if I am not managing my time properly. What if I'm wasting my time? What if I could be doing something far more important right now? Then I don't end up getting anything accomplished because I was too busy running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

So, I was talking to the lovely Abbie the other day and she was something along the lines of lol help i dont have enough time to do all the things and I responded with something like lol same dude wut do we do. Then I realized something! So, I told her that the only way we can change the way of feeling like that is to change our mindsets. 

BAM.

Best scientific discovery, am I right?? Now, you might be wondering "Kenzie, how the heck am I going to change the way I think??? u r crazy gurl." Well, have no fear because I have a solution*! 

*Okay, it's not like a real solution because I'm not a doctor so everything I say is in confidentiality and based on personal opinion. JUST A LIL' DISCLAIMER FOR YAH. 



HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MINDSET


Persistence 

Change doesn't happen overnight. You know it. I know it. Your dog knows it. If you want something to stick, like a routine, you have to have persistence. It's not going to be easy, but it is so worth it.

Our minds are very manipulative. So, if you keep telling yourself today I am going to have a good day you might actually have one. 

So, let's make a promise to start telling ourselves hey, you ARE capable. Whenever you feel a negative thought creeps into your mind replace it with something positive. 

Instead of telling myself that I don't have enough time, I am going to replace that thought with you have all the time in the world. 

Because I do. You do, too. In the end, it won't matter how you got there, as long as you get to that point. 


Tell Yourself Enough Is Enough

What you are doing right now is ENOUGH so stop putting pressure on your poor mind to keep doing more because you feel like you have to squeeze everything into this short amount of time. Tell yourself that you are able to do anything you set your mind to because you are.

Surround Yourself With Positivity 

It is so easy to get caught up in things that are toxic for you. If there is something you know that doesn't influence you in a positive and uplifting way, then I think its time to part ways with that thing.

For me, that would be Snapchat. I still have the app but I've cut my time spent on it wayyy down. The only reason why I still used it was because it was a way for me to keep in contact with friends. And, yeah, I actually have conversations on it instead of sending a blank screen that says "streaks". Other than that, I don't see how the app would help me grow as a person. 

I no longer wish to feel bad about myself for losing all my streaks because what's the point? It won't matter in a two years from now so it should not matter now.

So, it's crazy important to take care of yourself and do things you know are good for your soul.


You Can Control Your Brain

Like I said above, you can change the way you think! A few years ago, I watched these TED talk videos by Marisa Peer and one of the things she talked about that stuck with me was how we are capable of changing the way we think. I highly recommend watching them, they really make you feel like you are able to do anything and everything.

To reach beyond your limits by training your mind | Marisa Peer 

How To Teach Your Mind That Everything Is Available To You | Marisa Peer

The Biggest Disease Affecting Humanity: "I'm Not Enough" | Marisa Peer


TALK TO ME!

Do you ever doubt yourself? ARE YOU AFRAID TIME IS SLIPPING AWAY? What is the first step you are going to take to change YOUR mindset? HOW CAN WE SPREAD POSITIVITY INSTEAD OF SELF-DOUBT?? Thank you so much for reading this post. I'm going through a rough patch these last few weeks of summer and it's killing me because all I want to do is breathe in the beautiful air and enjoy the moment. But! I am going to listen to my own advice and try to do that. ;) 

xx Kenzie

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  1. I love this!! I'm always saying how so many things are pearly mindset and if we just change how we think and how we talk to ourselves we could change so so many things about our lives!

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. YESSS, I could not agree more! I see that there are a lot of people who are happier with their lives because they have a positive mindset. I know it's not easy but it's definitely worth it. <3

      Thank you so much for reading, Nabila!

      xx Kenzie

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  2. We can absolutely get through the struggles our mind puts us through!! I've been needing these kind of motivational talks. Seems like a lot of us are going through the not having enough time/ always stuck in our heads/ what do I do now drama. :P The examples you use for persistence I will be trying my hardest to practice.

    Hey, but within everything we struggle with we grow. "One day you'll look back and realize you were blooming all along." -can't remember where I saw that quote but I liked it. <3

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    1. YES GIRL! AND THANK GOODNESS I'M NOT ALONE! <3 "Always stuck in our heads"... ha ha. Yep. That's me. >.< Another thing I should have added was "read and journal more" because that really helps declutter your mind. I hope my suggestions/tips will be helpful for you. <3

      *sniffles* Wow... I really needed to hear that because it. is. so. true. <3 Thank you so much for sharing, Vanessa! I knew you'd comment and share some insight on this post. <3

      xx Kenzie

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  3. Girl I wrote a similar post to this pretty recently and I totally feel that. The summer and fall transition is hard because summer seems like the time to get stuff done and be productive and when that doesn't happen we feel awful. These are some great thoughts and active things we can do to make it not so bad!

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    1. GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE! I'll definitely have to check that post out. <3 I'm glad I'm not the only one though! :) I agree... I think during summer, we put so much pressure on ourselves to get so much done while we have the "free time" and it's the worst when we don't live up to our own expectations. My best advice I could give to someone who is dealing with that (like myself) is to take a step back, breathe, go easy on yourself, and say that you have time. <3

      Thank you so much for reading, Hannah!

      xx Kenzie

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  4. THIS IS SUCH GOOD ADVICE BLESS YOU. The transition from summer to fall is honestly one of the worst parts of the year to me. So thanks for making it a little brighter. <3

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    1. ISN'T IT? It gives me such an icky feeling and makes me feel so depressed... But it helps to know I'm not the only one. <3

      Thank you so much for reading and being you. ;) <3

      xx Kenzie

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  5. Oh man, this post really hit home. So rich and full of great advice. I am always combatting negative thoughts and it really does matter to speak positively yourself, rather than to always ask yourself to do more, be more. So thank you for this! I am 100% going to go watch those TED talks, thank you for linking them. :)

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    1. *sniffles* Oh, man. I think I'm tearing up now. I'm glad to know that this post was actually helpful. <3 YES, that's EXACTLY how I feel and it's honestly THE WORST. I wish that we never have to feel that way ever again, hehe.

      I hope you find inspiration in those TED talks! Let me know and we can chat about it. <3 Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to stop by. :)

      xx Kenzie

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xx Kenzie