Now that Summer is over, our routines of work and school have started up again. Getting back into the swing of things can be hard after relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends. We might have gotten out of our fitness and health routines and getting back into it can seem daunting. This is where having the right mindset is absolutely key. Adjusting the way you look at obstacles can reframe everything. To help I want to share some tips for having the right mindset so you can apply them to getting back into your routines and achieving your fitness goals.
First: Believe that you deserve the health, beauty and grace you desire
An important part of making healthy changes and establishing new habits is to have a positive outlook. You need to believe that you are worth it and tune out the negative voices. They are your own worst enemy when you are trying to reach your goals and build a happy, healthy life for yourself. Become aware of these destructive thoughts and begin to replace them with positive, encouraging thoughts about yourself and always remind yourself that you can and will achieve your goals.
Second: Set realistic goals
An important part of reaching your goals is making sure to set realistic, clear goals. If we do not set specific goals then our motivation or inspiration will break down. They need to be structured so that they keep you on track. Make sure to be clear about your goal, identify it, and then map out the steps to get you there. This will ensure that you truly believe in your goal and you work hard to achieve it. It is the little things that you do every single day that impact the big picture and get you where you want to be. I recommend crafting a realistic breakdown of markers in time – stay on track by thinking about where you want to be after two weeks, after one month, after three months and after six months and beyond.
Third: It’s a Process
Determining and realizing your goals is not as simple as naming a desired outcome. It is going to be a process that involves hard but also incredibly rewarding work. It requires that you look deep inside to understand what makes you tick, what makes you feel motivated, and what makes you want to quit. You will have to find ways to make it work around your other commitments and see how it best fits into your life. Be flexible, listen and trust yourself to work each day to move toward your goal. You will get there and you will be a more empowered person!