Mental Weight Loss Tips - How To Train Your Mind
To Lose Weight
you ever noticed how good things happen when you're in a good mood?
I bet you've noticed that when you're in a bad mood, things just
seem to go from bad to worse? This is called the law of attraction
and its present in everything we think and do. Whatever you think,
you will achieve.
When we embark on a weight loss plan it is as much our thoughts
as our actions that determine if we succeed or fail so it's important
to start out with a positive mindset. Set yourself a goal. Start
out small and try to begin with a 2 week goal such as losing 2 pounds
a week or 4 centimeters off your whole body. It's small and practical
and it won't bog you down.
Now most people will say, "I write down my goals and I stick
my photos on the fridge and every time I see them it inspires me
to keep going but still it doesn't work". This is because you
need to attach some emotion to your goal. Every time you imagine
reaching that goal, feel the emotions and the reality of that moment.
Its easy to visualize yourself slimmer but how does it make you
Write down your goals and then every morning and every night
read them aloud. Imagine how it would feel to have achieved that
goal. Would you be happy, excited, relieved, motivated? Do you feel
good having accomplished that goal? Or is there something missing
from that vision?
Set yourself an affirmation. Write it on a Post-It note
and stick it on your mirror, in your diary and set it as your computer
homepage. Make sure to put it anywhere you will see it constantly
throughout the day. As you say it to yourself, feel the positive
emotions connected to it.
For example, your affirmation could be: Every day I am positively
achieving success in my weight loss plan. Each time you read it
throughout the day those positive feelings of achievement should
come back to you and your goal will draw ever closer.
why you want to do something? What will it mean for you or those
around you? Feel those emotions each time it comes to mind until
they are ingrained in your psyche.
Decide how you will get there. Is this going to be something
you can do? Dream big but make sure its something you feel you can
achieve. If you dream too big but inside you're telling yourself
it will never happen; it will never happen. Visualize the reality
of those dreams. Again, how do you feel?
Create a vision board. This is a really great way of putting
into perspective why you want to lose weight. Put pictures of the
things you want to do when you've lost the weight. For example,
you may want to run a 5K but always felt too big or unfit. Or, you
might want to wear a size 10 pair of jeans. Stick on words that
strike positive references and photos of what you would like to
look like or feel like. Again, each time you look at your vision
board it will bring back those positive emotions.
Avoid the lack. Every time you focus on the lack of something
you are attracting more thoughts of lack and ultimately failure
in that area of your life. It is no different with weight loss.
If you constantly focus on the fact that the scales haven't dropped
or you haven't lost weight that is what you'll continue to receive.
Shift your thoughts to the positive. If you've noticed a
change in your energy levels or your fitness is improving then focus
on that and continue to acknowledge the great results coming your
Gratitude is a very powerful emotion and must come from
a position of feeling good. Make a list of everything you are grateful
for and you'll be surprised how wonderful this makes you feel. When
you feel good you can only attain positive outcomes. For example,
I am grateful that I can run, that I feel so much healthier for
changing my diet, that I have more energy to play with my kids.
Like attracts like and this can only bring more good feelings from
your weight loss plan.
Positive thinking is just like working a muscle, it needs to be
constantly trained to keep the flow of good energy moving, so test
it every day. As soon as one little negative thought (why am I not
losing weight) enters your head you are blocking those results you
crave. So focus on training your mind to achieve amazing results!