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Strengthen Your Mindset – Materialize Your Dreams and Goals Part 4

The mini series ‘Strengthen Your Mindset’ is part seven of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Inès Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com

Strengthen Your Mindset part 4 – physical environment, winning habits and bonus

Is your physical environment stressful? Do your daily and weekly habits and routines serve your dreams and goals?

So far in the mini series ‘Strengthen Your Mindset’ which is all about tips for a strong mindset materialize your dreams and goals, we’ve covered:

Today we want to cover your physical environment and winning habits as they relate to mindset and there is a bonus too.

6- Your physical environment

Environment: your environment, where you live, where you work and also the people you interact with on a daily basis influences how you feel, how you think and act thus it influences your results.

If your environment is messy, it makes you feel overwhelmed. And you don’t want to deal with that mess so take time daily to tidy up your environment. It’s also a great skill to teach our children instead of always doing the tidy up for them.

On the other hand you feel inspired and motivated when you’re in a cleaned, organised and tidy environment, and your thoughts seems more organised as well.

People are drown to an orderly pleasant environment, so do your best to keep it tidy, and to nourish pleasant relationships as well. I love The magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo and The Heart of Love by Dr. John Demartini for relationships.

7. Create winning habits that support your dreams

NurtureBodyanddSoul.com – Winning habits strengthen your mindset

Our mindset is an habit that we develop over time. It is an attitude. So what you do on a daily basis is what is going to really strengthen your mindset.

From the previous blog post, here is what you can do everyday:

Know that you’re in it for the long haul. Be perseverant with the habits that you build.

Your habits define your destiny. So create winning habits that are congruent with your highest priorities and eliminate habits that don’t serve you.

The best way to do this is to first understand at the root why you have the habits that you have, good or bad, and the benefits that you get from them.

Then link the habits you want to create to what is already important to you and start with baby steps, then increase as you get momentum and strength. Atomic habits by James Clear is a great resource to start creating winning habits and eliminating habits that don’t serve you..

Bonus: Breathe, Meditate, Trust, Love and Receive

Love: All things LOVE. Self love, love of others, do what you love and love what you do. This is the ultimate mindset strengthener and brings us back to gratitude because with love, we are truly grateful for everything.

Meditate: This is in my opinion the most powerful of all the techniques you can use to strengthen your mindset and manifest your dreams and goals. Like I explained in ‘Being Present on the Journey To Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’.

Trust – trust – trust

Trust yourself to do what it take. take responsibility for where you are and create change and momentum by your consistent focused aligned actions.

Trust something bigger than yourself – Trust God/ divine Intelligence and trust the process. Ask your Soul for guidance. Like I said above in the gratitude and balanced mind section, there is a divine order, a divine perfection, a divine intelligence that permeates and orchestrates everything. Who are we not to trust.

Trust the process, be present and enjoy your journey to your biggest dreams and goals. Because no matter if you’re aware of it or not, you’re exactly at the right place, at the right moment and with the right people.

The techniques above applied with focus, dedication and repetition with will help you break free from your limiting beliefs and transform your self image at the level of your subconcious mind. This will enable you to materialize your dreams and goals.

In your heart lies your inner wisdom and it knows exactly what you would absolutely love to do in this life time. Unlock that inner wisdom with courage, gratitude and awareness of the present moment.

Most importantly trust the process no matter how your journey unfolds, you’re exactly at the right place.

Give yourself the gift of cultivating and maintaining a strong mindset on your journey to your biggest dreams and goals.

And give yourself permission to do something extraordinary with your life.

Next we’ll examine how to deal with setbacks

Strengthen Your Mindset To Materialize Your Dreams and Goals – Part 3

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Strengthen Your Mindset is part seven of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com

Do you find yourself comparing yourself to other and feeling depressed or discouraged? Feeling like your life is boring as a result? Then keep reading till the end. Strengthen your mindset.

So far we’ve covered:

Your relationships not only the people you spend most time with but also what you consume online through social media and your environment influence your mindset.

Nurture your support group to strengthen your mindset

Nurture your support group to strengthen your mindset

Your support group are the people who love you, they encourage you, they support you and also challenge you enough by inspiring you to investigate even deeper what you want and to stay on track with your dreams and goals.

Common sense has it that you’re the average of the 5 people you most spend time with.

Surround yourself with like minded people who believe in you and who believe that

  • your dream is possible, that
  • you are in the process of achieving your dream and your goals.

Staying engaged with your support group will strengthen your mindset

Talk to the people of your support group regularly, especially individually and tell them

  • what you’ve accomplished so far,
  • the challenges you’ve faced,
  • the challenges/setbacks you’re facing
  • what you want to do next and why, etc.

It’s even better when you have experts in your support group about the topics you’re interested about, but it’s not a prerequisite. Make sure to analyze any advice you receive though, because well intentinated people can give inadequate advice without being aware of it.

Utopia or sound Advice?

Have you heard about people suggesting or advising that you leave your current friends if they don’t support your dreams and goals and find new ones who do?

It’s utopia to only want one side, like only support without challenges or only success without failure.

While it’s wise to have friends that support your dreams and goals, I do not recommend that you cut out your current relationships just because they don’t support your goals. For two reasons:

1- life is both support and challenges, not only one side without the other, and so it is with your dreams and goals. They need both the support and challenges to expand.

The people who do not support your dreams and goals are necessary for you to be challenged and to go to your next level, or to study your plan and strategy more clearly in order to materialize those dreams and goals.

2- You might be the necessary catalyst in the life of those people who don’t support or understand your dreams, to inspire them to find their own dreams and fulfill them.

Focus your attention on materializing your own dreams and goals, use the objections of the Nay sayers to refine your strategy.

Make sure to build a strong support group around you to fuel your ambition with your dreams and goals while you listen to the challenges that come from the nay sayers around you and inspire them through exemplification from the momentum you create towards realizing your dreams and goals.

Don’t compare yourself to others = strong mindset

Okay, do you love to scroll social media in order to find inspiration? And then before you know it you feel the low and feel like your life is boring because you’re comparing yourself to others?

Do not compare yourself to others around you. Be it on social media or in real life, when you start comparing yourself to others, you’ll always find something you think you should have, be or do by now and feel negative feelings like envy or jealousy or competition.

First be aware of what has already be given to you in your life. Second admire and use as inspiration what you see in others. If you can see it in them, then it’s already in you in your own form. So use the things you admire as inspiration to awaken then in you as well.

It’s easy to feel like your life is boring in comparison to someone else’s. The thing is you never know what it’s really like to be in the shoes of the people you envy, what did they have to sacrifice to be where they are that you are not willing to sacrifice.

Like Emerson said

Envy is ignorance and Imitation is suicide – Emerson

You’re unique. So instead of comparing yourself to others, compare your own daily actions to your own biggest dreams and goals.

Instead of watching what others are doing , make sure that everyday, you do at least one thing that is bringing you closer to your dreams and goals.

Take action and stay focused and disciplined in following your own dreams and goals, and you’ll feel your energy levels getting higher and higher, because you’re fulfilling your own destiny..

Your dreams belong to your heart and you are exactly at this moment at the perfect place, with the perfect people, doing the perfect actions that will lead you to fulfill your destiny.

Your special gifts, unique to you, are needed in the world. So stay inspired and present on your journey to your biggest dreams and goals.

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Next we’ll be looking at winning habits and the influence of your physical environment to strengthen your mindset and Materialize Your dreams and Goals.

This post is part of the Materialize Your dreams and Goals Series

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Disease – Crisis or Blessing?

Due to disease strengthen your mindset to materialize your dreams and goals part 3 has been delayed.

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Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that crisis is a blessing. – Dr. John Demartini

Do you feel guilty for being sick or can you be grateful for a disease? or a health condition or any issue you have had in your life for that matter?

I hope you’re well, since I’ve being struggling with a cold for the past couple of days myself, after 5 months of strong health. Probably due to changing weather and not enough sleep, and the inner work, I guess.

Your happiness and fulfillment in life are proportional to the depth of your gratitude.

I hear you asking. Why Inès and How?

Well, on one hand, it’s easy to be thankful when things go our way, we get elated and we express our gratitude, we feel happy.

On the other hand, we’re more likely to get resentful and avoid talking or writing about subjects that have a negative connotation to them in our mind, like disease or challenges or insecurities.

Therefore we might have a hard time being grateful for them and as a result we feel resentful, angry or miserable. 

But if we can recognize the benefits that they can bring us, then we’ll have no problems being grateful for them.

Thus no matter what happens in our life, we can embrace it for what it is, because events always have both sides: the positive and the negative, the challenges and the benefits. 

The side on which we focus grows, and dictates the way we perceive things.

Wisdom allows us to see both sides at the same moment and to therefore be balanced. But usually we perceive only one side, live in imbalance and are judgmental.

Isn’t it interesting how sickness reminds us how valuable good health is? 

Illness and its symptoms are a way for our body to give us feedback on how we’ve been living in the past and a suggestion to adjust our way of living in the future.

And what to do with illness in the present?

Listen to it, live in the present, not in the past with regrets or in the future with fear. 

Slow down, learn from your challenge, take a break, be kind to yourself, balance your emotions and your mind.

Our body already has the magnificent power to heal itself, with our immune system, if we offer the right environment for it to do so:

  • enough sleep,
  • the appropriate nutrition and
  • water intake, 
  • fresh air
  • reduction of toxicity, 
  • stress management,
  • exercise,
  • balanced mind and emotions, mindset
  • practice gratitude
  • a fulfilling life
  • mindfulness, meditation
  • etc


The connection between our mind and our body is undeniable and so can balancing our mind and living a more fulfilling life help us to heal faster.

Do you have a health condition that robs you from you energy, or from your self-confidence?

Consider being grateful for your health condition or illness or any issue you might have. It sounds counterintuitive, I know.

But finding the benefits you get from your condition can help you be more grateful for it.

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Some example of benefits:

  • people around you care about you more because of it
  • you take better care of your body, mind and soul because of it
  • you focus on other aspects of your life where you have more strengths
  • you develop other skills that make you more interesting
  • you gain more self-confidence and learn to embrace yourself as you are now
  • you are more authentic and live a more fulfilling life, etc


You know, a long time ago, I suffered from acne and had itchy keloid on my chest. That situation which lead me to research about my condition.

As a result, I started focusing even more on body mind-connection, self development, healthy living, embarked on a balanced lifestyle journey to improve my condition.

This was one of the reasons between others that lead me to create a website to share tips I’ve learned that have helped me along the way: self actualization, holistic success, happiness and fulfillment, productivity, etc. to create a balanced fulfilling life: NurtureBodyandSoul.com was born.

Although I still have the keloid, it is no more itchy and the acne is gone.

At the beginning I was so concerned about the keloid growing on my chest, and I found it unaesthetic. 

Now, as I ‘m growing, I’ve accepted to embrace it, to see it as a beautiful perfect imperfection, a part of me, you know, like a natural jewelry to be grateful for and for what it brought in my life indirectly.

Of course I also have moments where I wish the keloid wasn’t there, because just like everybody, I’m human. 

I have both sides in my perception, the positives and the negatives, the benefits and the challenges, and I don’t always see both sides at the same time in balance.

What about you? Do you struggle with a health condition? If so, how can you be grateful for it? What benefits are you getting from it?

By the way, this apply to any issue or challenge we may have in life, not just health conditions.

The more we can be grateful in our life for all possible things and circumstances, “good and bad”, the more happiness and fulfillment we can experience. 

Stay healthy and embrace wellness no matter what condition you have, it’s here to serve you.

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Strengthen Your Mindset And Materialize Your Biggest Dreams And Goals – Part 2

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Strengthen Your Mindset is part seven of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com

Strengthen Your Mindset Part 1: A balanced mind and gratitude – Self-care and exercise

Do you already do the following everyday? 

Visualization, affirmations and taking inspired focused action towards your goals and dreams.

Today we cover these and more as a mean to strengthen your mindset and materialize your dreams and goals.

Strengthen Your Mindset Part 2

Visualization, Affirmations and Inspired focused actions

3. Visualization and affirmations to strengthen your Mindset

Visualization: See with your mind’s eyes what you want to be, do and have, not only as an image, more like a movie. Find pictures and videos that inspire you, see yourself with what you want and feel the feelings it generates within you. 

You can also create a mind movie like I learn by reading/listening to Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza. With images, video footages, music and phrases that inspire you. There are some inspiring mind movies on youtube, and I suppose the more personalized the better.

Affirmations:

Your internal dialogue is what defines what you become. What you think and feel on a continual basis is what you’ll become.

So repeat to yourself in the present tense a belief you want to have and feel what it feels like.

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Whatever you want to accomplish, say to yourself that you can and give yourself permission to accomplish it.

Give yourself permission to accomplish the most extraordinary things that inspire YOU from within and know that you can. Set an action plan to back it up and trust.

The words you tell yourself are very powerful. If you repeat them with feelings and faith, you’ll start believing it. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, if you keep telling yourself the same things, your subconscious mind will believe it.

Make sure to intentionally choose what you repeat to yourself everyday. Make it even stronger with actions and feelings that are aligned to your affirmations.

Tip: Use a recorder app on your phone and read to yourself with feelings, your most inspiring affirmations. Add your favorite music in the background, may be an instrumental. Listen to this recording over and over again whenever you can.

For example listen to your affirmations when you go for a walk or to run in nature, or when you wait in the supermarket, when you take actions on your goals, when you cook, etc.

Feel the feelings of having it now: this is very powerful since our mind cannot differentiate what we imagine and what is happening in the outer world when we feel the feelings.

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4. Taking inspired focused actions out of the comfort zone strengthen your mind

Your Action Plan: taking action starts with the planning. So take the time to plan your life, your dreams, your goals. Also take the time to plan your year, your month, your week and your day.

At the end of each day plan the next day in advance, and in the morning set your intention for the priority actions you want to accomplish that day.

Take action: You are co-creator in the process of bringing your dreams to life. To write down your dreams and goals is the first action after the thought process.

Taking action doesn’t necessary mean that you need to do the thing right away. Writing down is a form of taking action. Researching and learning is also part of taking action. Always keep learning in life.

Experimenting and failing and then experimenting some more all part of taking action. Until you perform greatly, and then there already something else/new you would love to learn to go to the next level and the whole process starts again.

Out of a comfort zone: Do everyday something that takes you out of your comfort zone. It might be something totally unrelated to your goal, like taking a cold shower in the morning or doing something you’re afraid of.

But since we’re in the context of materializing your dreams and goals, do something from you action plan that you know is important for you to achieve your goal, but you are uncomfortable or afraid to do it.

Courage: So take massive action with courage, persistence and consistency and at the same time don’t be too attached to the outcome. Do your best towards your dreams and goals, give it everything while taking care of yourself and your loved ones of course, then ‘Let Go and let GOD’.

Delegate what is distracting or what feels uninspiring to you. Is there someone else who can do this better than you? then delegate it to them.

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The techniques above applied with focus, dedication and repetition with will help you break free from your limiting beliefs and transform your self image at the level of your subconcious mind. This will enable you to materialize your dreams and goals.

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Next in the strengthen your mind mini-series we’ll be looking at the importance of your support group and creating winning habits to strengthen your mindset.

This post is part of the Materialize Your dreams and Goals Series

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Strengthen Your Mindset And Materialize Your Biggest Dreams And Goals – Part 1

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The mind is a powerful instrument that we can use at our advantage to materialize our dreams and goals. The degree of fulfillment that you have in life highly depends on your mindset.

Each season of your life brings its own blessings and challenges. To adapt to your ever-changing circumstances be it in life or in business, a strong mindset is a invaluable asset.

This is part seven of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com

We’ll examine 8 ways to strengthen our mindset in order to materialize our dreams and goals. Let’s start with part 1, covering a balanced mind and gratitude, self care and exercise.

Strengthen Your Mindset Part 1

A Balanced Mind and Gratitude – Self-Care and Exercise

1. A Balanced Mind and gratitude for a Strong Mindset:

Being able to see that from a crisis blessings can emerge and also that from blessings crisis can begin is wisdom. It helps you keep a balanced mind and not get unstable between being elated and depressed. A balanced mind allows you to stay in equanimity, poised and present, no matter what happens in your life.

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Start With A Grateful Heart – Materialize Your Dreams and Goals

This is part six of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com

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Let’s kick start the mindset part of the materialize your dreams and goals series with this quote from Einstein:

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

A grateful heart is a fulfilled heart. A Grateful heart allows us to see the hidden miracles and blessings in our life, and at the same time embrace and welcome the challenges and setbacks in our life, because armed with wisdom, we recognize that challenges are also blessings in disguise.

Each season in your life brings its own challenges and you might need to adjust your routines  in order to adapt to your changing circumstances. Keep a grateful heart whatever you do.

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Your Action Plan To Materialize Your Dreams and Goals

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This is part five of the ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from Nurture Body and Soul

So far in the ‘Materialize your Dreams and Goals’series

Previously in the ‘Materialize your Dreams and Goals’ series we’ve talked about

The Importance of an Action Plan to Achieve Your Goals

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin

An action plan helps you to know what needs to be done in order to materialize your dream or goal.

It helps you to direct your focus on the priority actions to take in order to see progress in the process and to get the desired outcome.

It includes the sub-steps, who is responsible for what (delegation can ease a lot of things for you), and a time to accomplish the tasks, as well as some notes about the possible challenges and the solutions for them.

So ask yourself this question: What will it take to achieve my goals? To materialize my dreams?

Find out the major steps you will need to take, these are your subgoals and then chunk them down into doable sub-steps.

Be aware of the obstacles that you will encounter and have a plan for them too. Schedule it on your calendar. If you don’t plan then your plan is to fail.

Now let’s look at a 4 steps process to help you create your action plan, armed with that one most important SMART goal, you want to put your focus on, until completion. Here is what to do next:

The 4 Steps of the planning Phase – B.I.P.S

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Are You Setting SMART Goals To Materialize Your Dreams and Goals?

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This is part four of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com

Do you have that one goal that will have massive impact on your professional and personal life? 

Let me ask you this question: Is your goal SMART?

The SMART-characteristics below will increase the probability of success of your goal and your sub-goals.

Is your goal Specific

M is for Measurable


Be precise and clear on what exactly you want? Include as much details as possible because the clearer you are on what you want, the more likely you are to get what you want.

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Being Present On The Journey To Materialize Your Dreams and Goals

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This is part three of the ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from Nurture Body and Soul

Being Present To Materialize Your Dreams and Goals, Why?

Being in the present moment helps you not to worry about the future or regret the past: It is also called mindfulness. You put your attention solely in the present moment.

It calms your mind and helps your body to relax. It increases your energy.

In the context of materializing your dreams and goals, it helps you to set goals and not let the outcome determine your state of mind.

Have you ever felt frustrated or discouraged or sad and unhappy because you didn’t get the outcome you wanted after setting and working toward a goal?

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The Power of Focus To Materialize Your Biggest Goals and Dreams

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This is part two of the ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from Nurture Body and Soul

My heart jumps up and down in excitement and I try to contain myself not to get too elated. I’m so thrilled when I get feedback from my readers, it fills my heart with joy and deep gratitude. 

Last week, one of my readers told me that she loved what I shared in the newsletter for Part 1 of the ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals Series’, especially these words which she posted on her instagram (Thanks Nicole) :

Repetition is intentional and helps us to stay on track on the journey to our dreams. 

So let’s recap first. In Part 1, we uncovered 3 secret ingredients to materialize you dreams and goals.

1- We talked about making a long list of things that would be cool to materialize in our life. If you didn’t write it down, then please grab a pen and get going.

2- Then we listed with gratitude, our past accomplishments and all the blessings of our life (people, events, experiences, etc.)

3- finally we asked our soul for guidance to select what’s truly important to us.

Is Your List Exhaustive?

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