You have to keep your mind positive on this journey.
If you only focus on the mistakes you make or how far you have to go, you’ll get discouraged and quit.
(Raise your hand if you’ve been there and done that. – If you don’t raise your hand you’re lying and we both know it!)
When you’re feeling frustrated I want you to make a list of all of the new habits you’ve started or something you did today that the old you would have never done. Once you list is complete, celebrate the fuck out of it.
Examples of what could go on this list:
- Ordered a lettuce wrap instead of a bun.
- Only had a few fries or skipped the fries instead of inhaling a large without thinking twice.
- Boxed up half of an order before eating, while at a restaurant.
- Woke up early to workout or read some personal development.
- Did a workout after work instead of laying on the couch watching Netflix.
- Did a workout even though you really didn’t want to.
You get the point, right?!
These might sound like small things, but those small things will snowball into an avalanche that will change your life!
If you follow me on Instagram or have been reading this blog for awhile, you might be sick of hearing me talk about the small things, but it’s true. Small positive actions compound over time to make drastic change!
Don’t believe me, go read a book called The Compound Effect or The Slight Edge!
You have to keep your mindset positive and if you have a hard time doing that, you may want to take a closer look at the people you surround yourself with.
Those closest to you should be supportive, celebrate your small accomplishments and remind you of them when you’re feeling down. They should want to see you succeed!
If instead, they are fueling the negative thoughts or peer pressuring you into behavior that won’t get you to your goals, it might be time to look at that relationship a little closer and maybe put some distance into place.
I know no one wants to hear that, and it’s even tougher when it’s a family member, but you have to make yourself a priority and your goals are important!