So smart step no 4 in this business success series is all about your mindset. It doesn’t matter how sensible an eating plan or exercise plan you have to follow if you’re head’s not in the right space you’ll struggle to get the results you want.
The first thing to get absolutely clear is that healthy weight loss is not about willpower and if it hasn’t worked out in the past for you it’s certainly not your fault.
It’s estimated that around 96% of your thoughts and feelings come from your subconscious mind whilst only 4% come from your conscious mind. How does that play out in real life?
Your health kick’s going really. Your quality of sleep has improved massively, mid afternoon energy slumps are a thing of the past and more often than not you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to embrace whatever challenge your working day brings. Working from home one day you switch on the radio and a song is played which comply transforms the way you feel. Your upbeat mood dissolves, your energy drains and suddenly you’re craving comfort food.
In a matter of moments your subconscious mind has reminded you of a bunch of unhappy memories which up until that point had been stored away. Just hearing a particular song triggered a whole chain of thoughts which instantly changed your emotional responses. In real time nothing has actually changed – you’re still at home listening to the radio but now instead of feeling motivated and fully engaged in your business it all seems like too much effort. Instead of cooking up a storm of fresh food in the kitchen you’re reaching for the takeaway menu. You haven’t chosen to switch from a positive frame of mind to a negative one – it’s happened due to the power of your subconscious mind.
And it’s not just a song that can trigger that type of response; it can be hearing certain words, a tone of voice, or even a noticing a certain smell. There’s a multitude of potential triggers that can crush your body confidence, drain your emotional reserves and sabotage your health goals.
So what can you do about it?
One option is to use the power of questions. Questions determine the focus of your perception and what you focus on is what you seek answers to. Another option is the could you, would you, when technique, a process where you simply ask yourself these three questions:
- Could I let this feeling go?
- Would I let this feeling go?
- When will I let this feeling go?
Working on your mindset is just as important as the food you eat and the type of exercise you do. Things will start to shift in your life that you probably didn’t think were possible. Your body confidence will soar, work will become a joy not a chore and amazing opportunities will present themselves.
The key point to remember is that you have to make time for mindset work in order to achieve lasting results. If you’re seeking an end to hormone imbalance, low energy and an expanding waistline and you’re ready to invest time in yourself let’s talk.