MOTIVATIONAL TIPS TO PROMOTE SELF-TRANSFORMATION
PLEDGE TO COMMITT TO A HEALTHY LIFE
Ditch the diet concept and make lifestyle changes. There is no such thing as diets they don’t work. You need to make a commitment to leading a healthy new life and that comes with a new lifestyle. This includes healthier choices for exercise, sleep, emotional health, and food. Most importantly you have to be ready to leave the old unhealthy choices in the past, and be able to reprogram your mind towards those unhealthy behaviors.
It’s so important to have people by your side supporting you in promoting these positive changes, and also holding you accountable. Find a mentor, medical professional, expert, support group, close friends, and family to encourage you and provide you with structure or guidance in changing your habits. One way you can set yourself up to succeed is having others hold you accountable and make sure you stick to those changes. In the area of weight loss, statistics have shown that checking in with someone weekly in person helps maintain weight loss better than if your simply trying to do it on your own. This idea can be applied to any lifestyle changes.
WHAT IS YOUR “WHY”
Find out your “why” for losing weight or just getting rid of unhealthy behaviors. Besides the external reason of wanting to lose weight to appear more attractive, what is the intrinsic motivation? This is forgetting about the external reasons, and this is what I call soul searching deep within yourself of why your ready. Maybe your tired of feeling isolated or not being able to have enough energy to do all the things you wanted, or just want to be the best you can be, and have been letting your fear prevent you from exploring a new territory of self transformation. Once you identify your "why" for change write it down and constantly reinforce it throughout your journey especially when you’re ready to go back and revert to your old ways.
It’s imperative that you understand losing weight, getting rid of unhealthy behaviors, or beating addictions is a process, and doesn’t happen with the wave of a magic wand. Remember it took time to develop unhealthy eating habits and addictions like alcohol and drugs for some. It will take time to reverse these behaviors. There are going to be days where you may feel down or faced with challenges to make you want to revert to your old ways, remember stress and life challenges are inevitable but being defeated is an option. Try to remind yourself of the positive outcomes and knowing that the light is far more rewarding at the end of the tunnel than reversing back to old unhealthy behaviors. This always goes back to reminding yourself of your “why.”
MASTER YOUR EMOTIONS
Being at tune with your emotions and how you feel in the present moment is key. I can’t stress this 100 percent when trying to lose weight or beat any addiction. Being able to embrace all emotions is the key to change rather than reacting or acting out on them, which most likely resulted into leading that unhealthy life. Rather than fighting or repressing the emotion of sadness, anger, self-hate, or fear write in a journal, meditate, or go for run. Accept it and learn the feelings will pass. So many times people repress or numb out their own feelings through food, alcohol, drugs, sex, and spending, rather than embracing the uncomfortable feeling. Just remind yourself the feelings are temporary and they will pass.
Any story of positive self-transformation like weightloss, beating an addiction or overcoming other unhealthy behaviors deserves to be heard. Think like a winner because sharing personal successes, and inspiring others is a great way to keep yourself centered and on track, and your helping others as well to promote positive change!
THE BEST VERSION OF YOU
Remember when all is done with your journey of self-transformation the end result is the best version of you. No longer will your mind move backwards to self-defeating behaviors instead your mind and body will be at one to thrive and move forward into achieving all your dreams!
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