Episode 46: [TIPS&TRICKS] 5 Tips to Ground Your Mindset in Joy

In today’s episode we are talking about 5 simple ways you can ground your mindset in joy every single day. These tips are so easy to do at any point of the day and any point in your week. These tips are all things I do myself OFTEN and they always leave me feeling more joyful than before I did them! After you try them out, give me a shout on Instagram and let me know how they go. 

I hope these tips help you feel more grounded each day and help you to welcome more joy into your daily life. 












Maddy 0:08 Welcome to the living in sunshine podcast if you don’t know who I am, my name is Maddie. And I am so excited to have you tuning in to our weekly podcast episodes, where we chat all the things from tips and tricks to funny stories from my life that have helped me to truly live in the sunshine. In this space, we are all about encouraging, inspiring and giving you the tough love that you need to hear sometimes to realize that you are totally made for more than what you currently have in life, and that you hold the power to make the changes that you need to level up and live your best self. So buckle up, grab some water and let’s get into it Good morning. Good morning, my friends. And welcome back to the living in sunshine podcast. If you don’t know if you’ve just found the podcast, my name is Maddie, what’s up and welcome to the show. I’m so glad you are here. If you’ve already been here before, thanks for tuning in. Again. I really appreciate it more than you know, this podcast is literally my baby. It is the foundation of everything that I do in my business. And the fact that you’re listening to today’s episode just makes me so happy and so appreciative of your time and your efforts and supporting the show. I really really appreciate it. If you did not catch last week’s episode, you do not know that our theme for February is mindset. And today if you can’t the title of today’s episode is a tips and tricks episode giving you five tips to help you ground your mindset in joy. Before we get into today’s episode though, I do want to remind you to check out the buy me a coffee Support link in the description and show notes of this episode. And to consider becoming a sunshine sister our center and sisters are those people who financially support the show. 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This is when everyone who knows me rolls their eyes because everyone knows how much I love daily gratitude. You guys your daily gratitude does not need to be something complicated. I have done podcast episodes on this blog posts on this I talked about on my Instagram stories. And yet I still have people coming to me telling me that their daily gratitude is taking them so long in the morning, or they’re just not sure what to write. So let’s boil it down one more time. My friends, a daily gratitude practice, at least mine is as simple as this. I sit down every single morning with my digital planner. Because if you don’t know, I’m a big digital planner girl. And I write down three, just three bullet points of things that I’m grateful for. And if you’re like how do you know what you’re grateful for? Because sometimes it can be hard to think of things to write down. I’m not gonna lie. If you’re sitting there and you’re thinking, um, I don’t know what to write right here on my planner or if you have a gratitude journal, I don’t know what to write in my journal right now. Ask yourself this. What is something that made me smile made me happy, made me proud or made me laugh in the last 24 hours? Because those things when you ask yourself those questions, you are more likely to prompt your mind to come up with something that made you happy or laugh or proud or smile in the last 24 hours. And if you’re sitting there and you’re still not sure what to write if those questions still don’t prompt you to write something down or to think of something to write down, ask yourself, what is something in my life overall that I’m grateful for, it can be your cup of coffee, it can be the fact that you got an A good workout, it could be the fact that you got hella good sleep last night, whatever you want it to be, write it down. And when I say write it down, you guys, it doesn’t have to be full sentences, I literally write on bullet points, and like bullet points, like my morning cup of coffee, a good night’s sleep, Lucas, who’s my husband, if you don’t know that, and I’ll just write down those three things. And when you practice your daily gratitude, when you do that consistently, you will find that you are more able to spot things throughout the day that you’re grateful for, which is going to naturally welcome more joy into your life. Tip number two, to help you ground yourself and your mindset enjoy more often, is to consume personal development. Now, I say this a lot. And I say this often because I feel like it needs to be heard a lot. And it needs to be heard often. Personal development is not only for people who need to really be in therapy, in my opinion, everyone needs to be consuming daily personal development. And I say this, because personal development to me, is a relatively new practice. I’ve been consuming personal development now consistently for about two years. But before that, I had never ever thought to pick up a personal development book, right? Because you’re like, oh, self help. I’m not doing not like self help is from my mom who’s in her 50s Who, like, doesn’t know what she’s doing because all of her kids are out of the nest, right? No, personal development is for everyone. And the reason why consuming personal development is going to welcome and ground your mindset in joy is because it’s going to fill your mind with beliefs, like I can do hard things, I can figure out my life, I can be closer to God, I can be more spiritual, I can run a marathon I can do whatever it is right personal development, whether it’s a podcast, or a book, or a YouTube channel or a TV show, I’ve never heard of a TV show that is personal development. But maybe I don’t know, I’m not the All Knowing person. These things help you to fill your mind with a bigger and stronger belief in yourself. And not only that personal development helps you to reflect on the good in your life, or the areas that you need to improve in your life. Which when you then put in the work behind the things that you need to improve, you’re going to feel more joyful overall in your mindset. And if you are someone who feels very wary or you’re not really sure where to start with personal development, shoot me a DM on Instagram, my handle is at living the letter N sunshine and asked me for my recommendations because I have a whole list I’ll give you a full list of my top 10 beginner personal development, you know books or podcasts for you to start with. Because not all personal development is like blue flashy, you know, hardback paperback books with like gold lettering that like look like they’re for, like old people, right? There is good personal development for younger people. And I promise you, when you consistently consume it every single day, you will feel more joyful and your mindset. The third tip for you to ground your mindset enjoy is to get outside. I’ve talked about this before, and I’m talking about it again, because it is so important you guys, I find that I spend probably 90% of my day in my office, which is fine. But I find that when I take my lunch or I take an hour to go work outside, I feel so much more joyful and happier and grounded. Just because I went outside. There is science and research behind the power of going outside every single day. And if you are someone who’s listening to this thinking, I don’t remember the last time I went outside, I want you to put in your earbuds, put your kid in a stroller leash up your dog and go for a walk. It doesn’t have to be forever outside. It can be five minutes of you standing on your front porch or your backyard if you don’t want your neighbors to see you. And you just standing there closing your eyes and feeling the sun on your face. If it’s raining, do it when it stops raining. If it’s snowing, just go outside for even just three minutes. You guys, every single time you do this, you ground yourself in the present moment, and you get your brain to slow down and focus on what’s good. Okay, getting outside each day has such great emotional and mental benefits that people don’t know because they don’t do this enough. So today this week, every single time a new living in sunshine podcast episode comes out, take it outside, go for a walk. And I encourage you to try to get outside every single day to really see the benefits of how this tip specifically will bring joy to your mindset. The fourth tip in our series today is to give yourself a high five and this is not something I came up with on my own. This is something that I actually read a whole book on called the High Five habit if you haven’t already read it or heard of it before, by Mel Robbins, in this book, you guys is incredible. It was the first book that I read in 2022. And it is something that truly has given me strategies and tips to ground my mindset and to slow down my anxious brain that I have, and route myself enjoy every single day. And to just give you the synopsis, giving yourself a high five means literally looking yourself in the mirror and giving yourself a high five, raising your hand up and high fiving yourself for the things that you have accomplished. Even when you don’t feel like you’ve accomplished anything, because here’s the truth. Whenever you do this tip, you’ve accomplished something that day, whether it’s putting on your clothes, whether it’s packing a lunch, whether it’s showing up to work, maybe just getting out of bed, you have accomplished something. And you deserve to recognize the hard work and the accomplishments that you are putting into your life every single day. So give yourself a high five for that. And again, I highly encourage you to read Mel Robbins, the high five habit, it is so incredible, especially if you want to learn more about this strategy, I cannot recommend it enough. I’ll link it in the show notes for you. You can find it on Amazon, as someone who loves to listen to her books on audible. You can get it on Audible. It’s amazing. She reads it herself. It’s emotional, I could go on forever. But this also helps you tackle tip number two write consuming personal development. And if you’re new to PD, personal development, PD, right, this is a great book to start with. So tip number four, give yourself a high five. I could go on forever about this tip. But we only have so much time on this show. So if you want to learn more about why you need to do this, and the science behind this strategy, go read that book by Mel Robbins. And my last tip for you today to help ground your mindset enjoy is to send an encouraging note to a friend. And you might be like, but that has nothing to do with me. You think that but when you do that, aka you send an encouraging note to a friend, you are going to see the emotional benefits in yourself. I find maybe it’s because I’m an Enneagram too. But I find that when I lift someone up and I send some encouragement to other people, my friends, my mom, my husband, you know someone who I haven’t talked to in a long time, but we used to be really close. I feel so much better knowing that I’ve made that person feel good. And honestly, in today’s day and age, I feel like people don’t do this enough. We don’t lift each other up enough. And then what happens is we’re not reaping the benefits because we’re not doing it. And we’re also not helping somebody else feel good because we’re not sending them that encouragement. So something to try today. Something to try this week is to send an encouraging note or email, text message or even call to a friend or family member. Something that I really like to do once a month is call my grandparents. Right? How often do we not do that? I know for me, that’s something that I’m really trying to be more mindful of, is calling my grandparents. It sounds so silly, but it’s not something I do enough, or text my friend and be like, Oh my gosh, I’m so proud of you for doing that thing. Or replying to someone’s DM or sending someone a DM who I follow on Instagram and being like, Oh my God, that looks so great on you. Or oh my gosh, it’s such an accomplishment. I’m so proud of you. When you send in an encouraging note to someone else. And you guys It can even be a stranger, right? Your barista your your server, your person who sits next to you in your cubicle at work that you never talked to, you will be able to read the emotional benefits from doing that. Because when you make someone else feel good, you feel good too. And that is going to help welcome more joy into your mindset just by giving back to someone else. And those are all of my tips for you guys today. Again, just quickly, daily gratitude consuming personal development. And if you need suggestions, feel free to hit me up on Instagram, getting outside, giving yourself a high five and sending an encouraging note to a friend or family member or stranger. And all of these things when you do them. I promise you will help you ground your mindset enjoy. And the more often you do them, the more often you’re going to see the benefits, the more consistently you’re going to feel more joyful and your mindset and in your heart set. And you’re going to be able to see how much joy these simple things welcome into your life. So try it one at a time. Try one for an entire week, see how it goes then add on something else then add on something else and see how they work. If you find that one works better than others, focus on that one. And if you try any of these things, please shoot me a DM on Instagram. I want to hear how they work for you. Another thing to do on Instagram is to take a screenshot of today’s episode and share your biggest takeaways pass these tips on to a friend send this podcast episode to your best friend and say hey, I know you’ve been struggling. I want you to listen to this. Try these tips out and let me know how they go. Pass it on because this will create a chain of joy which is exactly what this show is all about. So if you love Today’s episode, I am so thankful for you tuning into the show this week and I hope to see you again next week. And until then I’m sending you all the sunshine good vibes, and I hope you make it a great day. That is all I have for you today my dudes and I hope you love today’s episode. If you did, I would seriously appreciate it if you went and left the show a review and rating on whatever platform you’re currently listening on. For every review and rating that you leave, it truly helps the show grow and reach more women just like yourself. If you had any major takeaways or aha moments, be sure to take a screenshot of this episode posted to your social media stories with your biggest takeaway and tag me at living in sunshine so I can share it with my people as well. Again, thank you so much for hanging out with me this week. And until next time, I am sending you all the sunshine good vibes and I hope you make it a great day.