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  • How to have an Abundance Mindset in 7 days: Abundance vs Scarcity mindset

    how to have an abundance mindset in 7 days: abundance vs scarcity mindset

    Mindset Matters

    “Mind is everything because of what you think you become.”

    This quote is so true. Mindset is the essential component to getting success in business, life, sports, or any part of your life. Are you among the people who always look for someone to blame because you think you don’t have the things you want in your life? Are you quick to say that you don’t have enough things, financial security, money, or the right car and house? If you face the same situation, then remember that controlling your attitude and decisions can make a big difference in your life. A positive mindset is vital in our lives and it can affect our stress management, learning, ability to handle risks, and it can also impact our emotional, financial, physical, and social health.

    how to have an abundance mindset in 7 days: abundance vs scarcity mindset

    Abundance vs Scarcity Mindset

    Do you understand the difference between an abundance mindset and a scarcity mindset? Let’s dive into more detail.

     

    Basically, these two mindsets are direct opposites of each other. The abundance mindset (sometimes called a growth mindset) is when you believe in your heart that you are meant to achieve great things. You believe that you can always learn something new and apply it positively to your life. You believe that you are in complete control of your life and if you’re not happy, you have the power to make changes to live the life you want.

     

    The scarcity mindset is the exact opposite. With this mindset, you believe that this is all there is to life. You might believe that you’re cursed or that bad luck always finds you. You think that you’re stuck in your job or in a relationship for any number of negative reasons. You think you’ll always live paycheck to paycheck or that you can never “level up” to a new home or job.

    Scarcity Mindset

    For those living in a scarcity mindset, they often focus on what they’re missing, what they don’t have, and they let fear play a part in any decisions they have to make. Finances are a common fear for those with a scarcity mindset. For example, if you have little money, instead of seizing the opportunities to earn more, you focus on saving. So you cut all non-essential expenses and invest in nothing. In this way, you only enhance the scarcity fear.

    In fact, our mind filters information, and if we focus only on problems, problems will appear all around us and we will be blind to any new opportunities.

    The scarcity mentality is based on the belief in limited resources. Instead of searching for a new job in your small town (for any number of reasons/excuses), you stick to a job in which they exploit you. You feel money is scarce so you cut expenses and save. Satisfying relationships are a rarity so you’ll accept anything from others just to feel wanted.

    In the end, those who feel scarcity focus their attention on how to save what little there is instead of dedicating themselves to learning and improving the quality of their life.

    In short, it is a question of always focusing on the half-empty glass and on how to avoid emptying it instead of focusing on how to fill it more.

    Abundance Mindset

    The complete opposite mindset from scarcity is abundance (or growth mindset). Those with an abundance mindset focus on all that is good, beautiful, and satisfying. If someone has something you don’t have, you look at him not with envy but with joy. It is not stealing anything from you, and it is a sign of hope that you can get it too (if you wish) shortly.

     

    Looking at things from an abundance perspective doesn’t mean wasting. Indeed it implies respect and cares for things. The abundance mindset helps to:

    • + create positive feelings towards others
    • + be grateful for everything you have
    • + think about and give to others
    • + strive to improve and grow

    The abundance mindset allows you to step out of your shell confidently and commit yourself to further growing your abundance. You believe there is nothing that you can’t learn or achieve because you’re thinking positively about life and you have the desire to improve yourself. Yes, that college course is expensive but it’s an investment toward a better job. Not happy with where you live? You decide to move to a safer city or town that offers the schools you want for your kids. For every perceived problem there is always a solution for those with abundant mindsets.

     

    Not many people think about their mindsets or they’ll identify as being pessimistic vs optimistic. These also correlate to scarcity vs abundance but these names/titles reach deeper emotions than simply being pessimistic. Scarcity and abundance identify your inner beliefs about yourself and about life. It is a radical change of perspective that we are not used to. The next question is: How do we shift our mindset to abundance?

    How to have an abundance mindset in 7 days

    The awareness that having an abundance mindset can improve your quality of life is not enough to succeed. You need vigilance over your thoughts but also the desire to take action to make your dreams a reality.

     

    Abundance doesn’t just appear because we want it. We can dream of the new job, bigger house, or fancy sports car but abundance is not magic. There’s no fairy godmother waiting in the wings to grant our every wish. You still need to do the work to achieve these things; but as you work toward your goals, thinking positively and having belief in your talents and abilities, you will begin to notice other opportunities appear, which can also lead you to your goals. Those caught in a scarcity mindset most likely won’t recognize those opportunities.

     

    Often our whole education and approach to life have been conditioned by the mentality of scarcity. What memories do you have from childhood about money or abundance in general? Did your parents fight about money? Did they drill into you that “money doesn’t grow on trees,” implying that the only way to earn money is to work hard, possibly at a job you hate?

    Abundance isn’t just about money. Did you have a teacher or other adult ridicule you when you made mistakes? Were you told that you wouldn’t amount to anything because you didn’t make straight As in school? All these comments are hurtful and get stored deep inside our psyches. They are ingrained – even if we don’t realize it – and they are the thoughts that hold us back from greatness.

     

    The good news is it’s possible to shift our mindset from scarcity to abundance. Changing perspective takes effort and generates the fear of having to step out of our comfort zone. Any change is scary, even though we know it will be a change for the better.

     

    So, it would help if you had the courage to change and live your life fully. And it would be best if you had the tenacity and the courage to act.

    Let’s see how you can change your life by embracing an abundance mindset in only 7 days.

    Day 1 // Hang out with positive people

    It is easier to see abundance when surrounded by people who see the positive and notice every circumstance’s opportunities. This helps you eliminate the complaints and begin to realize the abundance.

    Our brain filters information, and if we focus on the positive and the opportunities, we will notice opportunities appear all around us.

    Therefore, avoid situations where the mentality of scarcity dominates. Social media, or the Internet in general, is often populated by scarcity. Digital marketing, for example, often relies on scarcity to push people to buy.

    Look closely at people who have an abundant mindset. What do they do differently from others? How do they manage to stay positive, even when YOU think they should feel differently? Tr to learn their winning approach.

    Find multiple solutions for every problem

    Living in an abundant universe doesn’t mean you have no problems. But in a mentality of abundance, you start with the confidence that there is always a solution. Often you’ll discover more than one. Train yourself to find as many solutions as possible for every problem you face. Put all your creativity into it and put aside fears and limitations.

     

    Every problem is an opportunity. In fact, if you did not have any needs or desires not yet satisfied, you would have no reason to commit yourself to anything. It is precisely your needs and problems that spur you to strive to grow and improve.

    It is, therefore, only a mentality of abundance (and not scarcity) that allows us to learn from failures, considering them as opportunities for growth and enrichment.

    Day 2 // Practice Gratitude

    Gratitude is not just a consequence of the abundance mentality. Realize how grateful you have to be to change your perspective and put aside your grievances, fears, and claims. Have you ever thought that our dear planet Earth is abundant in the whole environment in which we live? Everything has been designed to support life: the right distance from the Sun, the rotation of the planet in one way rather than another, the tides produced by the Moon, the changing of the seasons, the variety of fruits of the Earth. Everything is designed to give every creature on the planet everything they need to live well.

    Voicing gratitude for what you have in life this very moment is also important for nurturing an abundant mindset. Focus on the positive and you’ll invite more positive into your life. The same is true if you focus on the negative; which would you rather have?

    Day 3 // Create situations where everyone wins

    If you think of your personal advantage and the good of others, you will receive a lot in return. Indeed, the best way to improve your abundance is to give.

     

    Of course, this does not mean that you have to cancel yourself as a person and think only of others. You need the right balance and proper self-care.

     

    Creating situations that everyone can benefit from is the opposite of being dominated by the scarcity mentality. It is the opposite of what drives some people to accumulate a lot of money and then live almost in poverty for fear of losing them.

    If you give generously, you will receive a lot, although not necessarily directly from those who received from you. Not only money, but a smile or a hug can also be a great gift. Often bigger and more valued than anything material.

    Giving to others must come from the heart and not from a calculation of convenience. It is, therefore, about love. And love by its nature is abundant.

    Love expands and multiplies. The more you give, the more you get. The greater the love you give, the more you will receive in return. And the more you make the world a place of mutual happiness and welcome.

    Day 4 // Have positive conversations

    Instead of talking about things we don’t have or complaining about a coworker, let’s engage in conversations on positive topics: We can ask friends what has been going well lately; focus on the big projects we are working on, or what we are really passionate about; talk about their personal successes, experiences, and not the things that we will never be able to achieve or agree on. Normally, you cannot be in this mode all the time, but it will be a useful conversation starter to steer the discussion away from gossip, jealousy, or envy.

    Day 5 // No envy, no fear

    Not envying anyone means facing the complexity of reality, understanding with realistic optimism that everyone has their own problems, their strengths, weaknesses, and envying only means knowing a partial aspect of reality. In the mindset of scarcity, comparing yourself with others is all that matters. In the mentality of abundance, what matters is how we compare ourselves with ourselves – how we manage to live our ideals in everyday life. The abundance mentality is, by nature, positive and optimistic and drives away the fear of the unknown or the future. Abundance is also the awareness that you have to jump in and commit to life so you can reap the results.

    Day 6 // Cultivate a Critical Attitude Towards the Media (Including Social Media)

    Almost every form of communication leads to the cultivation of desires for things we don’t have; that’s the key element of the scarcity mentality. The advertisements are made on purpose, but this is only one side of the equation. Very often, programs, articles, or posts on Facebook or Instagram are written to cultivate desires. The best way is to take an objective and detached attitude towards the media. On social media, people often post only the glamorous aspects of their life, showing the right things, carefully avoiding the routine and (usually) the bad things. If you spend time comparing yourself to someone else’s super positive highlights, it will be natural to feel inadequate.

    With an abundance mindset you can look at these photos and appreciate the composition and beauty. You can also set limits to your viewing time and be at peace not having your phone attached to your hip 24/7.

    Day 7 // Find the bright side

    Bad things always happen. What can change is the way we deal with adversity. The scarcity mentality leads to complaining about how unfair fate has been and noting how others are always luckier than us. Whenever we are faced with a bad time, let’s stop and think about the positive things that can come out. The negative aspects are likely greater, but there are always positive aspects.

    That means finding an opportunity in every problem and you can consciously choose to see things this way. The important thing is to face challenges with optimism to influence the people around us to embrace this more productive mental attitude.

    This is NOT to say that it’s wrong to feel emotional when faced with a problem; that’s just human nature. What you feel is what you feel and no one should criticize you for your feelings. However, the key is to not dwell on the problems. How you react to a problem and recover afterwards will go a long way toward changing your mindset forever.

    Living with an abundance mindset

     

    Living with an abundance mindset allows you to fulfill yourself more, to live your life fully and completely. Some people manage to live happily in unimaginable conditions, all because they believe they have everything they need. There are also people who achieve incredible results with very few resources. Whether there are few or many resources at your disposal, your mental attitude can make a difference, and thinking and living with an abundance mindset can turn your life upside down in a good way!

    Are you ready to embrace a new life? Get started today using the tips in this post, and you will definitely be ready to live your best life.

    I hope you will take these tips and implement them every day in your life. Make the decision to cultivate an abundance mindset and be conscious and mindful of your words, thoughts, and actions. Before you know it, you’ll start to notice abundance around every corner.

    If you’d like more support in changing your mindset, I invite you to take my Vibrant Woman course, learn more here. 

     

    xo

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  • Birth Control Detox: What to Eat & What to Avoid

    birth control detox: what to eat and what not to eat

    Birth Control Detox // What to eat

    EAT ORGANIC
    Eat organic whenever possible to reduce your exposure to pesticides. If you cannot eat entirely organic, check out the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists for guidance

    EAT 5-7 SERVINGS OF PRODUCE
    Taking large doses of antioxidant supplements is not recommended as you may shut down your body’s master antioxidant. Instead, get polyphenols and flavonoids through a high produce diet. Phase 2 detox is dependent on nutritional status, so eating a healthy diet is critical.

    CILANTRO + PARSLEY
    Cilantro and Parsley bind to heavy metal toxins and move them out of the body. Use cilantro and Parsley when making fresh juice, add a small handful to smoothies, or create a detox pesto.

    BLUEBERRIES
    Eat blueberries regularly, as they possess unique phytonutrients with exceptional detoxifying abilities. The powerful antioxidants in blueberries help repair oxidative damage while detoxifying.

    GLUTATHIONE BOOSTING FOODS
    While food do not contain glutathione, sulfur-rich foods such as garlic, onion, leeks, grass-fed beef, and bone broth boost your body’s glutathione production.
    SELENIUM-RICH FOODS
    Selenium acts as a mercury magnet with a strong binding affinity for toxins. Shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, eggs, and Brazil nuts are good sources of selenium.

    MAGNESIUM + ZINC
    Magnesium and zinc are essential for detoxification. Incorporate quinoa, mung beans, flax, and buckwheat.

    HIGH QUALITY PROTEIN
    Protein is essential for phase one detox.

    CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES
    Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and broccoli sprouts have antioxidants that increase detoxifying enzymes in the body – especially for estrogen metabolism.

    ATLANTIC DULSE
    Dulse is a seaweed that binds to lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel. Atlantic dulse is a mighty force for eliminating mercury .

    WATER + CELTIC SEA SALT
    Hydration is essential to remove toxins from the body and to deliver nutrients to the cells. For adrenal support, add a pinch of Celtic Sea salt. It’s suggested to drink room temperature water with ¼ tsp. of Celtic Sea salt upon waking and before bed.

    Birth Control Detox // What to avoid

    DAIRY
    Dairy is the number one dietary source of estrogen. Cow’s milk naturally contains over 60 different hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and insulin. As well, dairy cows are given both synthetic estrogen and growth hormone which gets passed along to you when you consume dairy products.


    GLUTEN
    Gluten is pro inflammatory and messes with the balance of the microbiome where much of your estrogen is metabolized and processed. As well, bromine in bread products is a known endocrine system disruptor (your ovaries are part of the endocrine system!).


    SUGAR
    Sugar causes blood sugar levels to spike which causes a whole cascade of issues for hormone balance. Sugar over consumption also damages collagen which will lead to premature aging and wrinkles.


    CAFFEINE
    Your genes will determine how well your body tolerates caffeine. Some people do not metabolize caffeine well and over consumption can lead to serious health consequences. As well, caffeine may worsen and fuel the growth of cysts commonly found in breast tissue.


    ALCOHOL
    Alcohol can change the way we metabolize estrogen. Studies show estrogen levels are higher in women who drink alcohol than in women who do not drink alcohol. Just 1 alcoholic beverage can increase estrogen levels in women.


    GMO SOY
    Health experts agree that GMO soy is bad news. Since 99% of soy is GMO; purchasing organic and looking for the Non-GMO Project Seal is essential if you do consume soy products. Avoiding Soy Protein Isolates is a “Best Practice” for hormone recovery. Soy Protein Isolates are found in foods such as vegetarian meat substitutes, protein powders, and protein bars.


    PROCESSED FOODS
    If you want to heal your hormones, you need to make every calorie count. Processed foods are high in chemicals, additives, fillers and other junk that not only take up valuable calories in your daily diet – they cause inflammation, gut damage and may even affect your moods.

    Are you ready to break up with your birth control?

    If you’re ready to break up with birth control, I recommend starting with a birth control detox 4 weeks before to prepare your body and minimize symptoms. Even if it has been some time since you discontinued your birth control regimen, a detox will help eliminate the lingering effects of synthetic hormones. It will also help replenish nutrients depleted from these medications, such as Vitamin B6, B12, folate, magnesium, selenium, and zinc – all essential nutrients for balanced hormones.

    A birth control detox also increases the chances of getting pregnant by minimizing the effects of hormone imbalances and conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS that may have returned post-birth control.

    To learn about 10 commons signs that you need a birth control detox, read my blog post here.

    If you’re interested in a guided approach to detox from birth control and live your most vibrant life without medication, I invite you inside my Vibrant Woman course. This is a 90-day holistic hormone course designed for women struggling with weight loss, hormone imbalances, PCOS, and period problems. I will provide you with everything you need to successfully detox from birth control and manage the symptoms that come with it.

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  • What to Know About Progesterone

    progesterone 101 // what you need to know

    Progesterone // What you need to know

    As a woman, you have many different hormones to consider, which can affect your fertility and various other physical health issues. One of the hormones to be aware of is progesterone. Here is more information about this hormone and how you can balance it properly.

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    First of all, you might not really understand what progesterone is or what role it plays in your body. Progesterone is a type of hormone that helps with many functions in your body, including helping when you are pregnant, and also aiding in your fertility. Progesterone is among the main hormones women need to keep balanced, alongside estrogen, estradiol, and many others.

    Why You Need Progesterone
    The reason doctors are concerned about progesterone levels is because of how much it impacts your body. Not just your gynecological health, but also parts of your body and mind as well. Your mental and physical health both do best when you have adequate amounts of progesterone in your body. Here are some of the primary benefits of having the right amounts of progesterone in your body:

    Maintaining the lining of your uterus
    Working as a diuretic
    Working alongside other sex hormones
    Helping to reduce severity of your PMS symptoms
    Building strong bones
    Burning fat for energy
    Helping with your thyroid health
    Maintaining proper blood clotting
    There are also other benefits, including helping you to become pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy, and even playing a role in how bad your depression is.

    How to Improve Progesterone Levels
    If you feel that you are suffering from a hormonal imbalance, you are not alone. Many women deal with this problem every day. Luckily, there are some different ways you can balance your hormone levels, including progesterone, without medications. These often include changing your lifestyle to be healthier, from eating a healthy diet to making sur you exercise regularly. You also want to cut back on unhealthy habits like drinking and smoking, but try to add in some healthy fats to your diet.
    Your doctor can also provide a progesterone supplement if you are not able to improve the hormone levels on your own. It is important that you maintain good levels, especially if you are of childbearing age and become pregnant. Your doctor can perform simple tests to determine how much progesterone you are producing on your own, and what the level needs to be at.

    In my Vibrant Woman course, I offer ways to do hormone testing and I share my Savvy Supplement Protocol. If you think you may have a hormonal imbalance and are ready to get to the root of your problems, take my hormone imbalance quiz here! Let’s get you the support you need.

    xo

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