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Mindset May Blog 3

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You Must Believe You Are That Person.

 

We all have identities of who we believe we are. Our thoughts and behaviours are in line with this identity. We can attempt to shift thoughts and behaviours through affirmations and habits, but until you shift your identity you will not make major headway.

You don’t get abs and then become the person that has abs.

You become the person who has abs and then you get the abs.

The process of reaching a goal is always more important than the goal itself.

Your identity, beliefs and actions determine what you have. Not the other way around. That’s why the journey is so critical. It’s the mindset shift. Without realising the need to appreciate the journey goals become hollow and short-lived.

Start believing you’re the healthiest version of yourself, you’ve already reached your goal, and think about the habits you have and decisions you’re making. Once you believe you are that person, your actions and behaviours will follow. And when that happens, your physical appearance will reflect that.

Change starts from the inside.

 

Mindset May Blog 2

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Think Like You Already Have It.

 

Think of a burger. A hot, slab of perfectly-grilled beef covered in melted cheese, caramelised onion, juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce. Polished off by a bun so moist it would make the gods weep.

I bet just the thought this made you salivate. The mind can affect the physical body in many ways, this being one of them. Your thoughts, big or small, make up your reality.

In the same way, your physical body can affect your mindset. Spend a day, even an hour, with a depressed face, shoulder hunched and back stooped over. Even when your mentality is strong and confident, you’ll soon feel the depressive effects of this posture.

The body and mind are inextricably linked.

That’s why, in the quest for optimal health, your mindset is of utmost importance.

It sounds guru-esque, but you can change you physical form from the inside. It starts with self-talk.

Affirmations are present tense statements said in a way in which you believe them to be true. They are personal and meaningful to who you want to become.

You want to develop 3-5 intentional statements which resonate with your ultimate goal. Who do you need to become? What characteristics and behaviours do you have?

You’ll soon begin acting a way in accordance with these statements.

Leave negative self-talk behind and start thinking and talking like you are already there.



 

Posted on May 14, 2018 .