If I was to sum it up into one secret, one message, or one way to lose real weight and get long term success, it would have to come down to your thoughts.
Your thoughts are what control your actions as well as your decisions. So if you were to take control of your life and your weight, it has to start with what goes on upstairs.
How can you control your thoughts?
You have 64,000 thoughts a day and you can control the majority of them. You just have to calm down that chatter, distract it, and change it. First, you have to be aware of what they are, what creates them, and what stimulates your thoughts in your everyday life. You can create good and bad stimulus upon your thoughts. As the saying goes, if you always surround yourself with negative thoughts and negative people, you are going to be negative in your own thoughts. Thoughts are contagious.
If you have a pantry full of junk food and food you shouldn’t eat, you are constantly being reminded of what you can’t eat. If you are constantly reading gossip magazines and trying new quick fixes, you are constantly messing with your own emotions and thoughts about your ability to focus and achieve success.
The number one secret you need to do in order to lose weight is to take charge of your thoughts. Take control of them. Get in control of your day, the things you do, the food that you eat, and the time you go to bed. All these decisions are yours to make and yours to take control of.
You have to take charge of your own thoughts! Nobody else can. No one can help make you achieve success. Only you can give yourself the will power and strength. If you know that you struggle with will power and motivation, work out for yourself the things you need to do each day to find that motivation. Surround yourself with positive stimulus to help motivate you.
Some simple steps to help set up positive thoughts in your day
Writing down at the start of your day what you want to achieve and how you want your day to run can have a huge impact on the outcome of your day. You don’t have to make this complicated, simply be clear each day about what you want to achieve.
In your journal include a daily affirmation to use for the day ahead. Write it down. The simple act of writing it down shifts it from your creative side of your brain (right side) to your logical side(left side). This then makes it more likely to stick with you for the day ahead.
- Music or podcasts
Play some music that lifts your energy or listen to a positive inspiring podcast in the morning. This again helps to find clarity about what you want to achieve each day.
- Avoid distractions
Stay away from things that put you in a negative frame of mind. If you are on Facebook, ensure the posts are inspiring you and making you feel positive. For example, if you are following the wrong groups, this will effect your thoughts for the day ahead. Avoid watching or listening to depressing things either on TV or the radio. Keep your focus on your day ahead, not other people’s days.
You have the power of what you put into your day, take ownership on how you set each day up and make that day the best possible day you can.
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Nicola Reilly – Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Online Personal Trainer. Owner and operator of foreverfit.tv and the online gym. Nicola teaches her members how to create real health and get in the best shape of their life by finding foods that work for them, exercising correctly and leading the lifestyle that inspires them. Find out more about Nicola here. www.foreverfit.tv