I was listening to a podcast the other day about our bodies and mindset around them as women. I feel like maintaining a healthy mindset can be difficult, especially with our culture and society. It is so easy to to tell ourselves we have to look a certain way or be a specific number on the scale. Chances are even if we meet our personal goals, we still want more or some type of change. The more I thought about it, I realized that this is the reality and battle that many women face on a daily basis.
Our bodies are absolutely amazing and our health is the greatest gift we can be given. It has taken me 30 years to finally reach a place of love, gratitude and appreciation for my body and all that it is capable of doing. Don’t get me wrong, I still have my off days and thoughts just like anyone else. However, I continue to make an effort to do things out of love and transform my mindset one day at a time.
I truly believe mindset is everything when it comes to any type of transformation. It is a gradual process that takes consistency, time, and willingness to change. I thought I would share some ways I maintain a healthy mindset when it comes to my overall health and body image.
I would love to know anything that works for you!
1.Do Things From A Place Of Love
Creating a healthy lifestyle from a place of love completely alters the way you approach food and exercise. It helps maintain a realistic lifestyle long term instead of continuously cycling through the short term.
2.Know Your Why
Understanding why you want to be healthy will keep you focused and consistent long term. Motivation only lasts so long so understanding your why and reason for creating healthy habits will help sustain changes.
3.Think Big Picture
Short term goals and results feel good temporarily but aren’t sustainable. Nothing compares to feeling good in your skin throughout different seasons. What is your main goal? Is it to continuously be working towards a specific number or to create a healthy mind and body? Our health is so much more than what we physically see.
4.Find Things You Enjoy
Move and use your body in ways you enjoy! There is no one right way to exercise or take care of our bodies. Do what works for you!
Doing things from a place of gratitude shifts your approach and mindset around health. Appreciating what your body and mind are capable will continue to give you perspective.