Is Your Mind Holding You Back

Is there something setting you back from reaching those fitness goals you’ve been aiming for? Well it’s all in your head, literally. Your mind is your most powerful tool and if you’ve got a negative mindset, you’re setting yourself up for failure. How often have you been ready for the gym and pulled out last minute because you ‘felt tired’ or reached for the chocolate instead of the fruit to ‘treat yourself’? It all comes from the mind and if you’re not in the right headspace to reach your goals, you never will.

Reaching for perfection

If being perfect is your goal then you’ll never achieve it. Now I know this sounds negative, but as human beings we will always point out flaws in our lives, therefore if you’re forever striving for perfection you’ll end up being miserable trying to find it. No one and nothing is perfect and we all need to remember that.

Another mindset that a lot of us have is thinking that once we have achieved our ideal body shape/weight/size, then everything else in life will fall into place and you’ll be forever happy from this point onwards. Again, you’re putting too much stress on yourself that will only lead to misery. Plus, if you’re striving for happiness in your life through a better looking body, until you get to that point you’ll be unhappy. You need to be able to appreciate the journey as well as the destination.

Setting performance based goals

Setting performance based goals instead of aesthetic ones allows a more positive mindset. This way you are improving the health of your body and learning to love it every moment along the way, instead of striving for a perfect end goal. By setting performance goals you are making your body stronger, healthier and fitter which will overall leave you feeling more positive.

2 Mindset mantras 

 

Visualise

Every morning when you wake up, visualise how you want your day to pan out and your end goal. Doing this means you’ll wake up with a positive mindset and know exactly what you want to get out of the day.

 

Positivity

We all know that thinking in a positive manner leads to a more positive life. Another thing to do when you wake up is name 5 things you are grateful for, this will allow you to feel gratitude and be thankful for the people/things around you.

 

Eryn