Do you use feeling bad as a reason for doing nothing?
Here it is the 7th day of the last week in class and I have had so much bad things going on this week causing me to procrastinate these assignments. I dislike the pressure of procrastinating. Because of procrastination it causes me to want to put a lot of household responsibilities off ie. Washing dishes, laundry and cooking dinner. I really hope to get better with this as I progress with my degree.
When you feel disappointed, frustrated, cheated, or depressed, do you use this as a reason to stop trying?
When I am depressed, frustrated and/or disappointed, I feel down at first but I honestly feel that once I get my composure I refocus. I do often feel burnt out with zero motivation, which will do almost anything to avoid my daily tasks. Until I regain focus I am useless.
What steps could you take to help growth mindset thinking overcome your fixed mindset?
The steps that I feel I will begin to take to help with overcoming a fixed mindset are as follows:
Research brain functions and actually why I have a fixed mindset
Spending time at least 30 minutes a day writing down things that I should work on to prevent my bad habits
List my weaknesses and bad habits. After narrowing down what I feel I am bad at, sharpen that habit ie. singing or writing.
I will stop focusing on all the things I feel that I have achieved and be positive about the efforts I have completed.
Stop avoiding challenges.
What could you say to yourself to change your internal talk so that it supports a growth mindset?
I would tell myself to approach challenges with a Trust Yourself mentality. Recognize that I do have a choice and that setbacks happen and I do not have to accept defeat. And also talk in a growth mindset voice and take action (take on challenges head on, learn from setbacks and try different approaches next go around, and to hear criticism but to act in a growth mindset and not a defeated action).