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What are you feeding your mind?

"What you feed grows"

What are you feeding your mindset with? Is it nurturing and satisfying or is it negative and unfulfilling?

When it comes to your mindset, the default setting can be a spiral of negativity, self loathing and pessimism. Some of the clients I work with recognise this spiral, and want to break free of it, but also want a quick fix that will transform their outlook.

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got"

If you're feeding your mind with negativity and fear, these will grow. You may notice patterns of unhelpful self-talk and spirals of doubt.

Feeding your mind with something new and fresh will help nourish it and give way to new possibilities and brighter outlooks.

Our minds are agile. They can shift and change, but in which way they shift and change very much depends on what you're feeding it in the process. What are you putting into the mind? Is it empowering, rational, kind, positive, loving nourishment? These messages are equivalent to a delicious, healthy, nourishing meal for the body.

Are you allowing your mind to absorb new, interesting, positive messages / people / activities / movement that will ensure you thrive in the ways you want too?

The practice of nurturing the mind is never complete. Our natural instincts compel us to return to a 'survival' mindset - to be on the look out for danger at all times, so developing your mindset is a lifelong practice. There is no quick fix.

For me, this is encouraging. I'm in it for the long haul. This means that small, consistent changes rather than huge overhauls are the key to success.

As a client said to me recently, "I've realised it's not about the big things. It's about the small things that I've done which create the results."

So, what are you feeding yours?


Gemma Brown is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited with the International Coach Federation, working with individuals and groups to navigate successfully through transitions - be it career, relationships or life in general. Her belief is that when we confidently bring our whole selves to all areas of life, anything is possible. Transitions exist in both our personal and business life, and so often, the two fiercely overlap. Coaching with Gemma focuses on you as a whole, enabling you to identify your strengths, build confidence and to live a life with increased purpose and direction. Gemma works face to face with clients in the Cambridge area as well as via Zoom. For more about Gemma, visit her 'About' page or contact her directly.

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