Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here. YAY
Today I wanted to share with you how I stay motivated. This isn't necessarily just to do with weight loss, I adapt the same ideas to most aspects of my life when trying to stay motivated and positive.
Rule No. 1-Think of the bigger picture!
Sometimes we take on so much that it can get quite overwhelming. In these situations we focus on the now too much instead of the end result. I can relate to this on my levels when it comes to my weight loss journey. I find myself concentrating too much on the current situation or my current mood. It could be the bar of chocolate I want to eat for comfort reasons, or I am disappointed if I haven't lost weight in a particular weigh in. This is when I have to think to myself and reassure myself that I need to look at the bigger picture and focus on the end result and how far I have come already.
Rule No. 2 - Be positive & grateful!
I constantly write gratitude lists and try to be as positive about every situation and possible. I find being grateful for the things I have, makes me even happier when I get what I worked hard for. I am a sucker for list writing and I also write down what I want to achieve and set goals for myself constantly. This helps motivate me even more and work harder for the things I really want. I also find the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction helps keep me going as I am forever telling myself what I want is so achievable, I just need to work towards it. I always remind myself, if I want it bad enough I will get it.
Rule No.3 - Never give up!
Sometime we take on too much and end up dropping out or letting go of something we were once so passionate about. I always find the work in between what you want and what you actually achieve is very hard. To quote a Miley Cyrus song, haha, its always gonna be an uphill battle! Which is true, the hardest part is the way up but once you reach the top, the skies the limit! Whenever I feel like quitting I always remind myself of why I started in the first place.
There has been several times in my life when I felt like quitting, all through university I felt like giving up and dropping out. I just kept pushing myself and got there in the end. I was so happy I didn't quit and got my BA degree in the end.
Remember, everything seems so much harder when you are in the midst of it but once you get there and reflect, you see that you where a stronger person for not letting it get the better of you.
The main reason I stay motivated in terms of weight loss is because I fell a million times better about myself, my clothes all look so much better on me now and I am motivated everyday by my amazing followers who constantly remind me that I am inspiring them to do the same.
I want to thank you all for your continued love and support. I am not gonna stop now and neither should you
Stay strong and stay motivated