And for when you’re just not feeling all that positive mindset m’larky

I got a post in my newsfeed just now that curiously aligned with what I wanted to share with you this week. So here it is…

It said:


If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L means First Attempt In Learning.

End, is not the end. In fact, E.N.D means “Effort Never Dies”.

If you get NO as an answer, remember N.O means “Next Opportunity”.


This positive thinking m’larky is no big secret. Whether you work in business, sport, education, the arts, media there’s someone talking about mind-set and how it’s key to getting what you want – y’know, success, happiness and all that. But what most of don’t talk about is the fact that while we know having our minds in order and having the mantra that all is well with the world is fantastic, some days we are just not feeling it. Am I right?

Tell me if it’s just me.


Well, I know it’s not, because just the other day I had a conversation with a great gal who said posts like the one I’ve just shared made her want to stuff that well-meaning positive thinking in some place not very Namaste!

Oh boy, do I hear ‘ya’?

Yep, it’s so true. When you’re not there, you’re not there. (Cue damaging, killer gremlin voice that’s agreeing and nodding right with you).


The good news is you can get there. Working on mind-set is very cool and groovy skill that you can develop just like you work a muscle. It takes time, but when you do the work consistently, you build super strength for dealing with the stuff that screws you up, or your day up.


And it doesn’t matter whether you want to out-run your competition, push past a plateau, or ditch some kind of negative behaviour, working on your mind-set can be a game changer.


Want to play? Why wouldn’t you?


Now I could talk about meditation here as a very practical and scientifically sound way to get you off the hamster treadmill that runs the same thoughts and behaviours that keep you locked in the same (often unhelpful) mind-set.

I will send you to a blog post here that can help get you started with a simple practice.


But also, don’t underestimate your yoga practice as the space to do the same work. When you give yourself time to remove yourself form the ‘cray cray’ and connect with your ‘Self’, you find yourself coming home to what matters. And if you find yourself way off course my friend, you can choose to pull things back – bit by bit.

Push past obstacles

If you want to explore how breath, balance and working with restorative poses can help you tackle your inner gremlins, tame your monkey mind, and edge out non-helpful negative self-talk, I strongly encourage you to get your butt on a yoga mat AND meditate. It’s a winning double combo if you’re ready to push past obstacles that hold you back from living the life you want.


You matter, your life matters. To you, if no one else, right? So, upgrade, up level how you live it by taking on the crap that holds you back from going for it.


There’s only your mind stopping you.


I’d love to hear what you think about mind-set and how and when it screws your day up. Leave a comment below.


Until next time. Have a great week, (and get your yoga butt to class). You can find one of mine right here. 😉

Josie X