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3 SIMPLE daily habits that will transform your English and your life

We all imagine what we hope will be possible in our life someday. But how does what you imagine actually become your experience? And how does it relate to your English?

Simply put, our reality is created by our mindset. Mindset is a set of beliefs you have about yourself – what you believe is possible or not possible. Your mindset about your English will also determine whether or not you achieve your goals.

Your mindset can be doubtful and self-critical:

“My English is not going to be good enough.”

“There are too many obstacles to overcome.”

“I’ll never have what it takes.”

“It’s just too hard.”

BUT…your mindset can just as easily be positive and powerful!

So how can you create a powerful, positive mindset when it comes to your goals with English?

Today I’m going to share 3 easy and effective mindset tips for you that you can start doing now.

1. Gratitude Journaling

A Gratitude Journal is a place to acknowledge everything that you are doing right now with your English. And it’s a place to express your gratefulness for what you have already accomplished.

How to create a Gratitude Journal:

  • Spend 5-10 minutes every day (ideally at the end of the day) journaling about what you have ALREADY achieved because of your ability to communicate in English. What is possible for you in general? What was possible today? Your Gratitude Journal is your space of APPRECIATION for English.

For example:

Because of my English, I had a nice conversation today with my neighbor. We talked about our kids, the weather, and our plans for the weekend. I spoke with a client from the US on the phone and we could understand each other. I made a doctor’s appointment in English. I talked to my kids about their day in school.

Because of my English, I gave a presentation at work and led a discussion. I introduced the new employee to the rest of the team. On the way home I gave someone directions to the train station. I watched a movie without subtitles and talked about it with a friend.

2. Choose 3 Affirmations to Say to Yourself Daily

Affirmations can be a powerful way to replace the negative thoughts that can constantly pop up in your mind. Choose an affirmation that speaks to you and helps you overcome the self-doubt and negative thoughts, and say them out loud every day.

For example:

  • I’m on the right track
  • My mistakes don’t define me
  • People need to hear what I have to say
  • I can figure this out

Download this list of 30 more affirmations

And, if you’re ready to go deeper into mindset work, and feel freedom, confidence, and joy in the way you speak and think about English, join My English Mindset – a 30-day audio training program designed to help you build a confident and powerful mindset in English.

3. Write Your Goals in the Present Tense

Think of 5-10 things you would like to “have already” achieved with English. What will be possible once English is no longer an obstacle? But instead of saying your goals as future possibilities, write your goals as if you have already achieved them. This turns a possibility that exists in your imagination, into a reality that exists in your life.

Writing your goals in the present tense sends a message to your brain that your dreams are actually possible, and that brings you one step closer to actually achieving them.

Here’s how this would look:

  • Instead of “I want to get a promotion” write “I’m the senior manager”
  • Instead of “I want to be a teacher” write “I have a teaching degree and work in a wonderful school”
  • Instead of “I want to feel comfortable talking to my neighbor” write “My neighbor and I are good friends”
  • Instead of “I want to do well in my interview” write “My interview went great”

This is something I do every day, and when I look back, I realize that I’ve already accomplished things I wrote 2 years ago! That’s why I absolutely believe in the power of writing future goals in the present tense to start the day.

Now, that’s it from me! 3 simple, daily habits you can use to build a healthy and positive mindset in English.

If you’re interested in continuing to work on your mindset and confidence when you speak, join My English Mindset today.

What are your own tips and suggestions for creating positive daily habits for a positive mindset?

TRANSCRIPT

Podcast intro:

Welcome to the InFluency Podcast. I’m Hadar, and this is episode number 315. Today I’m going to talk about how to develop a healthy and powerful mindset in English. And all that, by following three simple daily habits.

Hey, hey everyone. Thank you so much for being here with me for another episode of the InFluency Podcast. I always feel very serious when saying that sentence at the beginning of each episode. Almost. So today I am gonna be talking about one of my favorite things to talk about, which is building a healthy and powerful mindset in English.

I believe that mindset and confidence are critical for your performance in English. And if you’re new to my podcast, then maybe this is the first time you are hearing about it and you don’t even know what mindset is. So, I’m gonna explain all that today. And also, I’m going to be sharing with you three simple habits that you can do daily, and you might even enjoy those habits, that will help you develop a very strong and powerful mindset when it comes to your English and speaking and expressing yourself in a language that is not your first language.

And with those mindset hacks and daily habits, you will see that you are gradually growing your confidence in English, you are pushing yourself to do more in English, and you are able to acknowledge your achievements, which is so very important, so very important.

This episode is sponsored by my program – My English Mindset: 30 daily recordings, 10 minutes each, where I talk about a different aspect of your English, and tackling different obstacles when it comes to speaking English and communicating confidently. So, if you are listening to this podcast regularly and you like my mindset content, you are going to love, love, love this program. It costs $29, you get lifetime access. You have a transcript for each episode, so you can also use it to practice your English and your vocabulary, and I’m going to link to it in the description below. So, if you like today’s episode and you would like to explore more how you can develop a strong mindset, I highly recommend for you to check out My English Mindset.

All right, so let’s get started with today’s episode.

Video transcript:

Hey everyone, it’s Hadar. Thank you so much for joining me. Today, I’m going to share with you three simple daily habits to help you build a strong and powerful mindset in English. It will help you develop your confidence, help you when learning English, and make you a better communicator in your second, third, or fourth language.

If you’re new to my channel, then Hi, my name is Hadar. I’m a fluency and pronunciation coach, I’m a non-native speaker of English. And I am here to help you speak English with clarity, confidence and freedom. Mindset is something that I often incorporate into my work and into my teaching. Because I believe it is so incredibly important when doing pretty much anything, but definitely when learning another language.

For those of you who don’t know, then mindset is a set of beliefs you have about yourself. And according to those beliefs, this is how you interpret the world. It is really how you think about English, how you use English, and how you behave in any given situation. And here’s the thing, the way you think about things and definitely the way you think about English is going to determine whether or not you’re going to succeed or fail.

And in order for you to build confidence and, ultimately, fluency and succeed in anything that you do, you have to develop a strong and powerful mindset when learning and speaking in English. So in this video I’m going to share with you three very simple habits that you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day life. And I promise that you will feel more confident and more capable in English if you start implementing those habits in your life.

So the first habit is gratitude journaling. Every day, ideally at the end of the day, I invite you to journal for 5 or 10 minutes about all the things that are possible for you in life thanks to your ability to understand English and to communicate in English. What is possible for you in life thanks to English? What was possible for you on that given day because of English?

We are so consumed with everything that is going the wrong way or everything that is not working or where we need to be, but we’re not there yet, and we forget to look about all the things that we’ve already achieved. So, this is an opportunity for you to recognize that. And when you do that every day, you create a space of appreciation in your heart and in your mind for English. And it is a lot more beneficial and would probably make you feel a lot better than the consonants negative self-talk that you might have when it comes to speaking or learning English.

The second daily mindset habit that will help you speak English with confidence and freedom is to choose three affirmations and say them to yourself at the beginning of each day. Think about a sentence that makes you feel powerful, inspired, and motivated to do the work and to go out there to the world and speak with other people.

Things like, “I’m on the right track”, or “My mistakes don’t define me”, or “I’m capable of doing hard things. I can figure this out”. Or “People need to hear what I have to say”. I actually collected a list of 30 powerful affirmations for you to use, so you can download them for free. The link is in the description below. So, just choose three affirmations and say them to yourself out loud every single day. And if you have one that resonates with you the most, then memorize it, and say to yourself every time you feel a little anxious or insecure, or when you lose confidence or motivation.

And by the way, if you’re serious about developing a healthier mindset in English and you feel this is definitely something that you need and to build your confidence, then I highly recommend that you check out my mini training called My English Mindset. Basically, it is a 30-day audio training with daily recordings of 10 minutes each, where you listen to it and every day I tackle a different obstacle when it comes to using English as a second language.

We will talk about limiting beliefs, and experiences that you’ve had in the past and how to overcome them. We will talk about what’s possible for you, how to create the best circumstances for you to succeed, and so much more. My students who have taken this program report that they have seen massive results in their confidence and in their English. It’s only $29. I’m going to link to it in the description below.

The third daily mindset habit is to write your future achievements every day in the present tense. So think about 5 to 10 things that you’d like to achieve thanks to English, or what would be possible for you once English is no longer an obstacle. And instead of writing “I want to get an English speaking job”, write “I am working at a global company and I use English daily”. Instead of saying something like, “I want to have more friends in my community”, you can write, “I am good friends with my child’s friend’s parents”.

So write it as if you have already achieved it. Create the possibility in your head so that you will remember what you’re focused on, remember what you need English for, and you will get excited every single morning about this work. I actually do it every single day, I write all my goals in the present tense. This is something that I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis, and the crazy thing is that when I look at things that I wrote two years ago, most of the things I’ve already accomplished. So back then it was just a dream, and today it is my reality, and I wrote it in the present tense. So, I can tell you that it really sets you off on the right track and it keeps you focused on what you’re trying to achieve in your life.

All right, that’s it. These were your three daily habits to build a strong and powerful mindset in English. It will help you boost your confidence and your fluency. So, just a quick recap. The first one is gratitude journaling every day for 5 to 10 minutes. Choose three affirmations and say them out loud every day. And write your goals in the present tense as if you had already achieved them.

All right, that’s it. If you have more tips and suggestions on daily habits to improve your mindset, let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, thank you so much for watching this. Have a beautiful, beautiful rest of the day. And I’ll see you next week in the next video. Bye.

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6 Responses

  1. Thank you Hadar..my English is not what I wanted to be yet, but I am on the right track.
    I love the way you teaching us, building our confidence and so much tips and advice how to achive our goals. ❤️

  2. Thank you, dear!
    This is really wonderful and i think if I put into practice, something will change in my english learning process.

    However, I’d like you to get me in your facebook practice group where I might profit anything else from anothers.
    Thank you, in advance!

  3. Most importantly is reviewing what you’ve learnt, otherwise I will keep forgetting..
    Thanks for your tips,I will work on this

  4. I cant pay im unemployed many time in Brazil hás prejudice cause im 53 years i have free time tô study free all days im from Brazil in Brazil is $Real i give up tô speak English cause its pay

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