No one likes to change their habits.
So if you want to change your lifestyle habits, you need a strong motive – something to keep you going when boredom sets in. This is the art of how to master your mindset. Finding a motive that is meaningful to you and is a strong purpose. It gives importance to your WHY and helps you endure while your motivation slips.
A lot has been written about the concept of the mind and developing mental strength for greater success.
We all know a lot of the literature with regard to the law of attraction, mastering the mind, and developing good habits to last a lifetime. Yet really developing these practices consistently over time is quite difficult. It is especially difficult when faced with modern-day challenges which seem to be designed to drain away our energy. How can we master our mindset with all these things draining us?
Such drains can include social media, WiFi, bills and expenses, broken relationships, environmental toxins, smartphones, alcohol, sugar, caffeine, the list goes on.
Developing a strong mindset entails consistent practice over prolonged periods of time.
It requires a sense of practicality and discipline that is all too often forgotten. It would be a mistake to think that the law of attraction is easy or that meditation will immediately alleviate stress. But if you seriously commit to developing your mindset so that you can focus on what you want over the long-term. The results will be life-changing. To do so, you will need to learn to rely on yourself.
Be Positive About Short Term Sacrifices
Whether you’re trying to lose weight for the summer, save money or pass exams, an important piece of the motivational jigsaw is your ability to be positive about making short term sacrifices. The choice is fairly simple.
You can focus on the “deprivation” involved in giving up certain foods/money spent/time sacrificed.
Or you can focus on the benefits you will get by sticking to your plan.
Sadly, many of us focus on the feeling deprived. This is why so many people quit their goals. What you need to do? Appreciate the longer term benefits you will receive by making short-term adjustments to your lifestyle.
See Yourself As You Want To Be
If your goal is a waistline you want to display in the sun, then don’t wait until it happens to “see” it. Visualize it from the moment you start working towards your goal. This applies to any goal by the way. Visualize yourself being exactly there. Whatever your ambition for your life, get used to visualizing it in the greatest possible detail. Because “seeing it” is the first step to making it come true.
As they say, one picture is worth a thousand words.
Your First Priority – Get Support
If you really want to lose get fit and healthy, your first priority is to find support. Join a group online, or a fitness class, or join an online forum. When difficulties arise, as they surely will, having the support of real people can make all the difference between success and failure.
Finding your motive will help you master your mindset. So let me know, what is your motive?