MINDSET – D(oing)

MINDSET (The letter D is highlighted)


This dimension includes anything related to your actions, behavior and demeanor, either alone or with others. It also includes how you dress, walk, talk and interact with others and with things, how you project yourself and how you come across, the visible image that you cultivate, etc. It encompasses any aspect of you that manifests in appearance and action.

A man in Lyon, France with an umbrella walking in the rain

For example, your action may have been adaptive, respectful, appropriate or constructive, which would be conducive, or they may have been maladaptive, disruptive, destructive, disrespectful, etc., which would be non-conducive to happiness. Where possible in your descriptions, underline what may have been conducive and circle what may have been non-conducive.

Template Instructions

For a few days or weeks, record, in retrospect, on template 3.a MINDSET how you behaved during a given moment of a specific situation. Describe your appearance and behavior in a simple descriptive and narrative fashion by writing sentences. Include everything in your description from how you were dressed, your actions, manners, how you spoke, how you moved, etc. You could also list words that depict your appearance and behavior. To that end, you could choose words from the list of Words for Doing. Reflect on your observations and on whether your actions have generally been more conducive or more non-conducive to your happiness.

Watch the video instructions on how to fill out the Doing section.

Transcript (.pdf, 120 Kb)3m 55s

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If you haven’t already, download the 3a MINDSET template (.pdf, 100 Kb):
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Carry out this exercise until you feel able to easily observe and describe your appearance and behavior, in any moment, in several situations. After this is done, proceed to the next dimension: Mechanism.