Building the Winning Mindset!

Updated: Feb 23

As you may know, at Inspired Medics we are about providing medical education which is transformative in your personal and professional goals, and your medical practice.

The key areas of CPD we focus on are:

  • Lifestyle Medicine

  • Self–care

  • Professional and personal development

We have previously run large scale conferences on these topics. However, with COVID-19 we have postponed the planning of live events for now. Instead we will focus on getting digital content out to you, with videos and written content, in our newsletters, articles, social media, digital courses and e-books.

Building the Winning Mindset!

With current events as they are, we find ourselves in a situation where there is so much going on outside our circle of control. We need to remember though, that there is so much still that is within our control.

We can control how we react to what is going on around us. For example, how much news we watch, how much we talk about doom and gloom or positive stories and our self-care routine.

How we tackle a problem & manage stress is driven by our mindset. Our mindset is not only crucial for our career but also critical for helping us strike that work-life balance & building resilience for when the going gets tough. Our thoughts affect our mood, our behaviours and ultimately our destiny.

Traditional medical education is about acquiring and applying knowledge. We could have been through the whole of our school and medical education without really learning how to train our minds; our most powerful tool.

Here are some top tips to help you build that winning mindset!

  • See difficulties as an opportunity rather than a hurdle. We can connect, learn and develop from challenges. For example, the current situation has brought many people closer to their immediate neighbours and taking up new interests such as DIY or gardening, while enjoying a slower pace of life.

  • Breakdown problems into smaller elements. Sometimes we can only see the big challenge ahead of us - whether that’s the lack of time or the stress at work. If we break it down into smaller tasks, we not only get the reward of ticking each bit off as we go but we can choose to tackle it one piece at a time rather than feeling so overwhelmed we never start.

  • Find a friend to be a sounding board for you. A problem shared is often a problem halved as the old saying goes, and it’s really true! Sometimes simply saying something aloud can help you commit to new resolutions.

  • Feel like you are already winning or achieving your goals. Techniques such as visualisation or affirmations make you feel positive, which then influences your behavior. So you start to act in a way to attract the life you want. Use these techniques in your self-care, personal development and professional development.

Practice these tips daily and make them habits to start seeing changes.

Tell us how you get on in the comments below.

by Dr Angela Goyal Founder and Director

and Dr Katie Blissard Barnes Lead content writer

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