Have you ever felt stuck? At the end of the day, it seemed like you didn’t get anything done, no matter how much you attempted to complete everything. It feels even worse when this happens again the next day. Before you know it, you’re anxious to finish what you didn’t start before the deadline. I’ve been there, and I don’t usually procrastinate.
I have learned that you don’t have to procrastinate to become unproductive. So what’s the problem? A growth mindset needs to be developed. Sometimes, you may be overwhelmed by trying to do too much at once. So what is the solution? Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Some growth mindset activities line up with the will of God by helping you use your creative mind to learn new skills. These activities can help you get through the week more productively; but first, we need clarity on what a growth mindset is.
What Is A Growth Mindset?
In a nutshell, a growth mindset involves consistent learning and skill development for adults and children. You could learn new skills or advance the skills and talents you already have. This is a healthy way to get “unstuck”. It’s not always about money. You hear me preach often that health is wealth and so is wisdom, hence the website name, getwisdomwealthy.com. Here are a few growth mindset activities for adults and teens.
Growth Mindset Activity – Fun Learning
This includes games that challenge the mind such as drawing, crossword puzzles, or learning to play an instrument. Whatever your interests are can work as long as you learn one thing at a time that day. You can take a 30 minute to an hour break to learn a fun activity. Fun skills can easily be applied to your work.
For example, I teach music vocals as part of my business. If I like to sing, I could do that around the house, but learning to play my favorite instrument may be a more fun growth mindset activity than singing. I can apply that skill to my vocal training, as long as it doesn’t take the fun from it. If it feels more like work, I may not want to do it as much.
There are times I want to get away from music altogether. So I would take a day to learn a new language, dance or play a challenging game. Remember, to keep learning fun instead of a chore, do one thing at a time to prevent multitasking. To find out more about this, check out The Disadvantages of Multitasking.
Let Others Inspire You
When you celebrate the successes of others, you learn and you also feel better. Not only can you get inspired by their
You can also gain mentorship from people who have been where you were. When you look around, you can find successful people in your neighborhood to learn from. If you ever find approaching successful people scary, think about what some of them have been through that kept them humble and approachable. You may develop a great network of friends that can influence you to develop your mindset.
Change Your Habits
Try something different from what you normally do. You don’t have to have bad habits to change them. You may be bored with the same routine. If you usually work out inside, go for a walk instead or vice-versa. If you usually drive the same route home, change up your route to get home. That change may even deter a stalker.
Instead of sending the kids to bed early on the weekend or going out, whip out the board games. Anything that spices up your day with new ideas is a fun mind growth activity for adults and children. This family trivia game is a fun start with 2 to 20 players, and you can even add friends and family virtually to play along. Have you ever played via Zoom or Skype? Trivia is an easy way to influence others with creative habits.
These are just some of numerous mind growth activities to help you get “unstuck”. Since there are too many to list on this post, stay tuned for part two of this topic. Seeking inspiration to learn something new and habit changes are important, but more importantly, get started. The sooner you start, the sooner you will discover more activities for positive long-term results.
What growth mindset activities are you interested in? Share your thoughts below.