A positive mindset is as important for our well-being as eating well and working out.
It’s fundamental in not only achieving your goals, but it also makes you a lot happier with your life in general–win!
Spring is a great time to assess your goals and what plans you have in place you have to get you there.
So, as you set your exercise and nutrition plans, have you considered how you’re going to train your mindset?
Think back to a time when you were killing it. Your workouts and nutrition made you feel energized, and that positivity flooded into the rest of your life.
Now reflect on a time when you would have rather been doing anything else. You had to force yourself to follow your plan and very easily deviated from it.
What’s the difference? Mindset.
Mindset is EVERYTHING.
So, what are we doing to ensure that we are strengthening our mental and emotional health?
Here are Lorna Jane's top 5 tips to build and strengthen a positive mindset:
1. Focus on YOU
The first part of building a positive mindset is to ditch comparing yourself to other people. YOU are your priority so don’t allow yourself to get distracted. Focus on what you want to achieve, set your own goals–forget about how someone else looks or what they’re doing.
This is about you. You owe yourself the time and attention to work on you, for you.
2. Celebrate often
In a world where we can get almost everything immediately, our patience is thin and our expectations are high.
Set yourself short-, medium-, and long-term goals rather than just focusing on the end result. Start celebrating progress rather than getting frustrated at not getting the result you want, instantly.
You’ll also be more likely to stick to your plan if it is broken down into smaller goals.
3. Have fun and enjoy your life
Yes, you need to be committed to achieve your goals, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun along the way.
We put an insane amount of pressure on ourselves day in day out. Relax and remember, the whole point of being healthy is to live a happier life, right? So why not actually make working on your health enjoyable rather than a chore?
If you fall, be sure to laugh, learn and get back up again. Don’t take yourself too seriously!
4. Have purpose
Have purpose and know your "why?" - the rest will come a lot more easily.
Know your why. Why are you training or seeking to improve your health and wellbeing? Does it come from a place of positivity: "I train because I want to keep my body and mind happy and healthy, so I can enjoy my life." Or through negativity: "I train because I don’t like my body and I want to change it."
If it’s the latter, work on shifting your mindset toward the positive. Tie it to what you want to achieve rather than basing it on aesthetics.
And always have purpose, life is too precious to just go through the motions! If you’re not sure, ask yourself ‘what I am I trying to achieve by doing this?’
The foundation of a positive mindset is gratitude. Appreciating what you have and actively acknowledging the positive aspects of your life goes an enormous way to having a strong mindset.
For more on the importance and impact of practising gratitude, visit www.movenourishbelieve.com
Start by writing down 3 things each day that you’re grateful for. At first it may take you some time, but before you know it they’ll all come to mind instantly.
There you have it. 5 easy elements to add to your routine to get your mindset in tip top condition!
How do you train a positive mindset?