Have you ever given up on a diet?
Have you ever binged on a packet of Tim-Tams?
Do you constantly come up with excuses not to exercise?
Does leading a healthy lifestyle feel like torture?
It’s all in your head.
Specifically your mind.
When it comes to losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle, your mind isn’t your friend.
You probably didn’t realise it, but your weight loss goals were destined to fail from the start – you didn’t even have a say in the matter.
This is because your mind is sabotaging your efforts to live a healthy lifestyle.
It doesn’t matter how bad you want this. Your mind is going to convince you to quit.
How does your mind do this?
By sabotaging one of the 5 key areas of achieving a healthy lifestyle.
The 5 key areas of achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Are you jealous of people that can succeed at losing weight? Those people that can regularly exercise routine? Those people that can stick to a healthy diet?
The only difference between them and you?
They have balanced the 5 key areas that the mind sabotages. I’m talking about:
The drive and focus to lose weight. E.g the ability to choose diet and exercise over junk food or binge watching netflix.
Automatic behaviors that occur without you thinking. E.g reaching for an apple to snack on instead of a bag of chips.
Feelings that automatically occur in response to a situation. E.g getting either overwhelmed during exercise or enjoying it.
Having confidence in yourself. E.g Trusting yourself to choose to eat healthy, even when other people around you aren’t.
Thoughts that override logical behavior. E.g Thinking you need to finish everything on your plate, even if you are full.
You see, when your mind doesn’t want to do something, it’s going to use one of these key areas as a weapon against you – to force you to give up.
How exactly does your mind do this?
By throwing these key areas out of balance.
You’ve heard it before:
The secret to achieving a healthy lifestyle is balance – everything in moderation.
For example is it good to eat too much all the time?
Of course not!
But on the flipside, it’s also not healthy to always eat too little.
The middle is where you need to be.
So instead of eating too much or too little, you want to eat enough to satisfy your hunger and nourish your body.
It’s all about balance.
And when you achieve balance, your body is happy and healthy.
You know all this. If it was that simple, you would have succeeded by now.
You would have lost weight and be living a healthy lifestyle.
But you can’t, right? That’s because there is one thing you’ve missed…
This concept of balance applies to your mind too.
And in order to balance your mind, you need to address each of the 5 key areas we talked about before.
Your motivation, habits, emotions, self-esteem and beliefs. To succeed, you want each of these in the middle – balanced.
The bad news? All it takes is for one of these areas to be unbalanced and it’s enough to give up on a healthy diet or weight loss plan.
The more unbalanced these areas, the easier it is for your mind to convince you to give up.
But it gets worse…
You can’t balance these areas on your own.
Because your mind doesn’t want you to. Your mind is using this lack of balance as a tool to get you to give up. It wants you to:
Watch netflix or scroll through Facebook instead of exercising.
Skip your weight loss program and eat a packet of biscuits
Give up on your healthy diet and order junk food
That’s your mind fighting you from achieving your goals. No matter how badly you think you want it, a lack of balance stops you from succeeding.
In order to achieve that healthy lifestyle, you need balance.
But here’s where it gets difficult:
Your key areas are unique. You see, each of these key areas is specific to you. They were shaped by your upbringing, your environment and even your genetics.
To put it simply, you need a unique way to balance your key areas, one that is tailored just for you.
That’s where MindWork comes in.
MindWork focuses on identifying and balancing your key areas.
Through one-on-one support, advice and strategies, you can balance your mind once and for all.
Are you ready to stop your mind getting in the way of your goals? MindWork is the first step to living the healthy lifestyle you always dreamed of.
For more information on each of the key areas, and how each can be unbalanced, click the links below: