Many people, including myself have been often led to believe that the physical and aesthetic side of health and fitness is the most important aspect. With social media being so prominent in our lives it is hard not to get caught up with wanting to look a certain way. We see perfection, we see the best of people's lives, we see their best angles, and we see everything that they want us to see.
But no one seems to mention mindset, mentality, and the inside struggles people face that come with health and fitness. 'Mental fitness' is just as important as physical fitness and should not be neglected.
Having a healthy mindset gives you the capability to change your perspective on life. Your mindset and inner wellbeing make up a huge part of your health and fitness and it also positively impacts the way you see yourself, your situation and your goals.
Studies and research show that a change in mindset has proven to help people cope and overcome depression, addiction, anxiety and many other conditions.
But how is this achieved?
Firstly, there are what is called behavioural changes.
To successfully change your mindset, you need to be able to identify your negative behaviours. Identifying and understanding these traits are highly important as how you recognise these behaviours is going to be a vital part in your capacity to make change.
Secondly, identifying and creating realistic and specific goals.
Identifying and creating goals also plays a very important part in achieving a positive mindset. Having realistic and specific goals helps to allow you to see your progressions and allows you to see areas where you can improve on. Many people who don't set goals often fail to change their mindset as they have no direction and can't identify where they need to improve on.
Thirdly, focusing on what you can control.
Many people often get caught up in worrying about things that they can't control. There is always going to be situations where you won't have complete control over but learning to adapt to the situations as best you can and focusing on what you can control will be the most important. Use your barriers and your failures to encourage your success.
Changes don't happen overnight. Believe in yourself and focus on being the best version of YOU!
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