Boosting your willpower. I’m sharing some easy breezy ways to WILL your way to living your truth.
Whenever we “make up our minds” to change. Our brain sends signals to the body. Hey guys “we are going to start working out at 6am every morning”. Sounds great, right?
It’s never that simple, because the cells in our bodies are used to not working out. They’re more accustomed to sleeping in and pushing the snooze button. So our cells huddle up together, like a football team. Then they send send a message back up the spinal cord to your brain to get you back on your old habits. Then before you know it’s 6am and you’re hitting the snooze button saying “I’ll start tomorrow”.
Sound familiar?! Listen, I get it!
Since we are re-wiring ourselves we have to keep the temptation away to revert to those old behaviors. This means if you’re going for a healthier cleaner diet just don’t buy the bad stuff, if it’s not in your kitchen you’re a lot less likely to eat it. If you’re a shopaholic working to curb your spending then STAY AWAY FROM THE MALL and all online shopping carts! Personally, I unsubscribed from all my daily deal alerts. Much easier to save when you’re not finding the BEST DEAL EVER in your inbox every day.
After keeping our vices out of plain sight we need to hold tight to our vision and find a way to enjoy the process of transformation. This is where we get to tap back into our imagination and begin to visualize taking selfies on the beach in that bangin’ bikini, seeing all those zeros next to our name on the bank slip, or your names on the NY times best-seller list. Keeping your eyes on the prize is a great way to boost your willpower. Work that picture until it’s as clear as a glass of water.
Lastly, boost your body. Taking supplements, like ginseng, omega 3 and B-12. Are really good ways to make sure your body is ready to take you to the next level. I’ve had so many chats with my girlfriends about making the commitment to change. The main reason why they (sometimes, me too) can’t workout, start a new career or project is because they are tired. They don’t have the energy it takes to add something else to the to-do list. Whatever you do don’t leave this step out.
So let’s recap…
Because our body naturally wants things to stay the same we have to …
- Stay away from temptation
- Keep your Eyes on the Prize
- Boost your body
Real talk, having a dip in your willpower is normal. Know that these tips will definitely help you keep the positivity party going…
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