Did you know that a positive mindset can play a major role in your health and weight loss journey?
People who approach their goals with a positive attitude are more likely to celebrate the small wins, and gain positive momentum on their path. The reverse is also true; people with a negative mindset tend to take small missteps as large failures, and often self-sabotage or give up before making much progress.
Confidence is also impacted; people who don’t believe in themselves, who tear themselves down for mistakes, tend to be much less successful at reaching their goals.
Positive thoughts lead to positive actions - plus increased motivation and getting you closer to reaching your goals.
The best way to stay on track is to begin by setting small, achievable goals. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small they might seem.
You lost a pound.
You worked out for 30 minutes today.
You ate a healthy breakfast.
You stayed consistent with workouts over the course of your week.
Acknowledge every positive step you take, they add up and over time foster lasting achievement and change.
Struggling with negative thoughts? Notice them as they come, but don’t let them stop you. Even if you got off track, use it as an opportunity to learn and grow, then put it behind you; it’s only a failure if you give up. Missed a workout? How can you do things differently to set yourself up for success going forward? Ate something unhealthy? How can you prepare differently to make it easier to stick to healthy eating in the future?
You have what it takes to succeed — but the first step to that is to make the choice to believe in yourself.
Create a Vision Board - include inspiring images and affirmations along with your goals.
Keep a Gratitude Journal - research shows that counting our blessings boosts optimism, mood, and well-being.
Meditate/Be Mindful - studies show that this decreases stress and anxiety, and promotes positive mood.
Talk to Yourself Like a Friend - think about how you would talk to a loved one if they were struggling with their self-image; speak to yourself with the same support and kindness you would someone you care about.
Get Support - energy is infectious; surround yourself with positive people with similar goals to further cultivate a positive mindset.
Visualize Your Best Possible Self - see yourself in 6 months, a year, 5 years, 10 years, having achieved your goals. What does it look like? How do you feel?
Build Yourself Up - write a list of your strengths, look in the mirror and speak positive affirmations, be your own biggest fan!
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