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. Intuitively named, 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. People with a growth mindset 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, rather it is broad and encompasses a large spectrum of activities. There is an ever-growing body of research emphasizing the importance of daily exercise for our physical and mental health. Going for a run, however, is not the only way to do that.
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 think of mindfulness, 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.”