Three steps to changing your mindset around your body:
First, make an active effort to think about your thoughts for a couple of days. Anytime you think a negative thought about yourself or your body (for example, when looking in the mirror, doubting your ability to achieve a goal, etc.) make a note of it. Anything you wouldn’t say to your child or best friend is something to make a note of.
After a couple of days you’ll notice there are probably some general patterns that stick out to you. Once you have your general themes, write them down.
Next, write an affirmation around your theme (something that is opposite of the negative statement). It’s important to write something that resonates with you (i.e. don’t create an affirmation that you love your body if you really don’t feel that way yet).
An effective way to write an affirmation that you aren’t 100% about yet is “I am learning to….”
For example: “I am learning to love my postpartum body and I am grateful for the babies it brought me”.
“I am learning to love to move my body and know that I feel better, happier, and more energetic when I do exercise.”
Once you have your affirmations written, USE THEM!
Put them up around your house or in your car, put them in your phone and repeat them throughout the day. At first it might feel weird, but think of it as a pep-talk. You wouldn’t hesitate to give your best friend or daughter a pep-talk if they were being hard on themself. Now do the same for YOU!
Thoughts are often deeply rooted and so subconscious we don’t even realize how mean we are being to ourselves! But once you become aware and start to acknowledge negative patterns, it’s easy to pick up on them.
The trick is to STOP the thought before it continues.
You do not have to believe any thought you think. You are the master of your thoughts, and you can choose what thoughts go into your head.
By choosing to put positive thoughts into your mind, you are giving yourself a foundation for becoming more successful.
Want to learn more about changing your thought patterns??
Join me for a free masterclass February 24 at 4pm Pacific Time. I’ll be teaching 5 ways to improve your mindset so you can have better results with changing your health habits.