Mindset Shift: The Critical Link
As I've talked about in the past, in order to love ourselves or make any sustainable changes in our lives, it must start with a mindset shift. No change, goal, or resolution will ever stick unless your mindset is aligned with your goals.
Take the time to think about your goals, why you want to achieve them, and how you plan to get there. Thoroughly analyze what you come up with and ask yourself, “Will this bring me joy? Will this increase my health and happiness?”
So often we set goals for ourselves (like weight loss goals) with the thought that when we reach that goal, we will be instantly happy.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
On the contrary, unless we make a mindset shift and truly understand the why behind we want to make a change, the change will never stick. In order to see those goals come to fruition, we must change our mindset to reflect positive thinking and encouragement. When we fall down, having a negative mindset will only drag us down further. Instead, when we find ourselves surrounded by a mess, a positive mindset will help us rise up and become stronger as a result, rather than tearing us down.
When you constantly berate and beat yourself up, you aren’t helping yourself reach and meet your goals in the long run. It only creates stress in the body, and we all know what stress does to us!
My challenge for you is to focus on thoughts that are centered on increasing your health and happiness. When you look in the mirror each morning, look for something you love about yourself. When you fall off the path toward your goals, get right back on and don't look back. Find the paths that will help you get to that positive mindset, build your support network, align your mindset with positive thoughts, and finally, embrace that positivity! Because once you do, it will permeate into all the other areas of your life.