In today’s society, the pressure to be “perfect” can weigh on your mind… exercise daily, eat healthy at every meal. Oftentimes, the struggle with keeping it all together can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Being in the right mindset and staying positive on your way to making a health change will help you along the way.
The plan? Start focusing on YOU. Start focusing on what you can do now, with what you have, that will help you reach your health goals. Here are 3 things you can do that can help you to be in a positive mindset:
- Believe in yourself
- Be confident in your thoughts and in your actions. Truly KNOW you can do anything you set your mind to. Look within yourself and think about what your beliefs and attitude are about your health and/or lifestyle. How many times have you or someone else said to you “I can’t” or “no, you can’t”? Your biggest barrier sometimes is yourself. You cannot achieve your goal if you don’t believe you can achieve it.
- Think positive
- Positive thinking plays a key role in how you feel about change. Change is inevitable if you want things in your life to be different. Sometimes it may feel impossible to do or that it’s too far from your reach. But in the end, if you have the courage, discipline, commitment, and perseverance it takes to change and you are in the right mindset, it will work for you! Think positive, imagine the change taking place, and take action!
- Cut the excuses
- Starting today, stop making excuses as to why you cannot achieve your goals or make a change. Don’t think about what doesn’t work or on the things that make you unhappy.
- Any time you want to make a change, stay motivated and stay positive that what you want will come to fruition. Barriers (or excuses) will cross your path and try to steer you in a different train of thought. So, instead of allowing those negative thoughts and excuses take over, think about the reason you want to change, your “why”. Why do you want to change? What is motivating you to want to change?
- Some of the common excuses we face include self-confidence and not believing that you can make the change, not having enough time to make a healthy change, and being healthy will too expensive. Cutting these excuses from your train of thought from the beginning is important. Identify your excuses, then address them so they no longer hinder the change you want to make.
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude”
~ Oprah Winfrey ~