DEVELOP A GROWTH MINDSET:
Mindset, as defined by psychologist Carol Dweck, is a set of beliefs or attitudes people hold about themselves and their abilities. Two types of mindsets exist: fixed and growth. People with a fixed mindset believe their qualities or abilities are fixed, or static, with little room for improvement. For them, success and talent come naturally and are earned with little effort. With a growth mindset, people believe their abilities can be developed and improved with time, dedication and hard work. For them, talent and natural ability are just a starting point and failure is an opportunity for growth and new learning.
Movement is not simply another word for exercise. When we say movement, we're talking about a large spectrum of activities. Going for a run or to the gym, for example, is not the only way to get movement. There is plenty of research out there that emphasizes the importance of daily exercise for our physical and mental health. That's not breaking news. What we're interested in is helping you discover new ways to move around that you enjoy and find fun. Play and flow are topics we frequently explore.
Cultivating a practice of mindfulness is like going to the gym to train and build the muscles in your body. Incorporating mindfulness, both formally and informally, into your day helps build capacity for emotional well-being and self-regulation. That way, when you find yourself in a moment of stress or anxiety you have the tools to manage and work through it in a healthy way. When we talk about mindfulness at Nature Unplugged, we most resonate with John Kabat-Zinn's definition as the “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.”