If you have troubles with negative thoughts, here are same valuable tips how to make them more positive, and as a result you will feel better.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
It’s easy to beat yourself up about not going a training session, but if this leads to a cycle of not going again because you feel so terrible about not having gone the first time, it can result in terminal decline. The most effective thing to do is let it go, move on and book another session.
BATTLE THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
The more opportunity you give your thoughts to talk you out of working out, the more likely it is that negative inner voice will succeed. Change your mindset to view putting on your fitness gear or just leaving the house as the first step to going to a workout, and without even thinking about it, you’re more likely to go. Afterwards, congratulate yourself on having beaten those demons and gone anyway.
WORK TOWARDS ATTAINABLE GOALS
No matter what your goal might be – getting stronger, dropping pounds, eating healthier – working towards these results and seeing the positive effects to your well-being will certainly increase your confidence. Make sure you establish attainable goals within a realistic time frame, as an impossible target may have the opposite effect. Write down a couple of short-term targets as well as a final one; reaching those smaller targets will boost your confidence and help you go further.
DISCOVER WHAT WORKS FOR YOU
If your best friends like getting up at the first light for a 5am run but you’re not an early bird and keep turning down their invitations to join them, it may put a dampener on your own fitness routine. Go out anyway and try other types of exercise to discover what actually works for you. This will give your body what it needs and, as a result, you’ll feel better in your own skin.
BE SATISFIED WITH YOURSELF
It’s good to have role models that inspire us to make the best of ourselves. But beating yourself up for not being able to build those perfect abs or run a marathon isn’t the answer. Instead, work on your habits to become a healthier and fitter version of you. Be someone else’s inspiration and give your confidence a boost!