No matter what healthy habits you adopt, you cannot and will not sustain long-term success if you feed yourself a steady diet of negativity and self-doubt. Here are 3 things you can do to get your mind right. Hand to G-d, your life will change once you stop being such a jerk to yourself.
- Counter 1 with 3! When you catch yourself saying something negative, self-deprecating, or unkind to or about yourself, immediately counter with 3 positives. Remember, if you wouldn’t say it to your best friend, you shouldn’t say it to yourself!
- The Positivity Mantra! “I love my body for all it does for me”. Repeat this often. Believe it. Your body is an amazing machine that is not simply its parts.
- Be Kindly Accountable! If you ate a slab of cake from Safeway because you had a crappy day at work, don’t dismiss it as “being one of those days”. Reverse engineer the action and look at the steps that lead you there and then create a quick plan so you will react differently next time. But holding yourself accountable for your missteps *does not* mean you run down your seemingly never-ending laundry list of faults. That’s counterproductive.
Let me know if any of these tips help or share what works for you.
And in case you need to hear this, you’re an amazing human!
Now go run!