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Take control of your Mind!

Your mind will quit before your body does. This is a motto I often repeat to myself in the middle of a grueling workout. Those little demons creep their way in, telling me to stop, telling me it hurts too bad, to take a few extra seconds rest or put the bar down.

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These thoughts can creep in not only in the gym during a hard workout, but with our relationship with food, in the workplace, at school or in our relationships. So when a negative thought creeps in, we should just turn it off and think of something positive right??

If only it were that easy.

We may not be able to flip a switch and make these negative thoughts disappear but we can practice daily, small adjustments in our way of thinking that can turn our overall mindset into an optimistic one, The more we practice a positive mindset, the more it will reign true in our lives. 

Replace your thought. 

When less than ideal attitudes set in, replace it with something positive. Turn your mind in another direction. Example: "I only made it to the gym twice this week, im a failure, I might as well give up." Replace this with, "two workouts this week is better than none and next week I will get 3!" 

Even if you don't 100% believe yourself at first, the more you practice this, the more it will become reality. Your thoughts can change your actions. 

Fake it til' you make it. 

Those days when you are tired. You are unmotivated. You don't care. You are burned out. This is where the magic happens. If you can train your thoughts to turn in moments like these, this could change your life. Pushing through the toughest time with positivity will create a higher level of mental toughness and this will soon become second nature. 

Change your verbage. 

"Replace 'im sorry's' with 'thank you's' like instead of 'sorry im late' i'll say 'thanks for waiting for me.' " -themindjournal.com

Adee Cazayoux posted this quote the other day and it paints a perfect picture of how changing your verbage can change your attitude and how you affect those around you as well.

STOP PLAYING THE VICTIM ROLE!!!

This might sound a little heartless and brutal, but I don't care what it is, an excuse is an excuse! The more of them you have, the more you are holding yourself back from success. Instead of pointing the finger at all the reasons you can't succeed, turn the finger to yourself and start there. Your mind is your biggest cheerleader, or your biggest enemy. You choose.

Face your fear head on.

Fear can make our minds play some crazy tricks on us. Embrace your fears and tackle them head on. Instead of letting your fear steer you away from getting out of your comfort zone and believing that you CAN, acknowledge that your fear is real but it can be overcome. Each time you conquer a fear, no matter how small, you will become more confident and in turn have a more positive mindset. 

Life changes can't happen without just that. CHANGE. It's not always easy, it's not always fun, but it can be a hell of a lot easier if you start changing your mindset.

How will you start working on your mind today?? Comment below and share your ideas!

Much love,

Katy