The way you think has a huge impact on how you see yourself, how you feel, and how you approach the tasks you need to do each day. It takes time to transform your mindset for success, but here are 5 things you can start doing today that will make a difference.

Practice Meditation

Get into a daily meditation practice. Meditation helps you to foster peace of mind and clarity. It reduces stress and allows you to focus. In addition to the benefits in your mindset, you’ll also find yourself more self-aware and emotionally balanced.

There are many ways to meditate but most follow the same pattern. Sit somewhere relaxing and set a timer. Breathe deeply and clear your mind of thoughts, focusing on your breath. If you get distracted, shift your attention back to your breathing. Enjoy the sense of calm until the timer goes off.

Start a Gratitude Journal

Gratitude helps your shift your mindset by giving you a positive outlook. If someone asked you right now what you’re grateful for, would it be easy to answer? Focus on what you have rather than what you lack, and you’ll be operating from a satisfied and generous place.

Writing a gratitude journal helps you keep these good things in the forefront of your mind so you can stay positive. At some point in the day, write down some things you’re grateful for, no matter how big or small.

Celebrate Wins

Celebrate all your wins, no matter how small they might be. This allows you to observe your progress and embrace positivity. You’ll see yourself getting closer to success.

Break down all of your goals into smaller sub-goals and action steps. Try to make progress daily, if possible. That way, you can celebrate a win every day.

Surround Yourself with Positive People

It’s hard to be positive when you’re surrounded by negative people. Make it a point to share space with friends and family who inspire and support you.

This doesn’t mean that you have to ditch old friends or that people have to be all ‘rainbows and unicorns’ when they’re around you.

But prioritize collaborative, warm, and authentic relationships that nurture growth and foster the development of a success mindset.

Make Time for the Things You Love

Setting aside some time each day to do the things you love can have a dramatic effect on everything else you do. You’ll feel happy and fulfilled as you go about your work. You’ll also have something wonderful to look forward to as you’re dealing with the regular hassles and stresses of life. Choose a time that works for you, limit distractions and obligations, and enjoy.

Get Started Now

These small changes will not only shift your mindset so you’re happier and more fulfilled, but they’ll also boost success. So, what are you waiting for?

Shannon D. Smith