The best way to get in shape for summer is the same way that keeps you in shape all of the time – stay fit and healthy and you won’t have to exercise and diet for an upcoming summer ever again.
Plenty of people talk about goals (and many more don’t), but few understand how the mind actually interprets the goals we give it.
In a nutshell, the mind doesn’t handle vagueness well. Tell it that your goal is to “lose weight” or “get more organised” and your mind will struggle to help you at all. On the other hand, if you build a clear, defined vision of what you want to achieve, your mind will work out ways to help you achieve your goals more easily.
Are you in it for the sprint or the marathon?
Are you rushing to get over a finish line which you’ve set too close?
The marathon may not be as exciting, but when you’re talking about life changes, do you really want to be burnt out in just a few weeks?
Learning how to say “no” is incredibly important and for many different reasons.
If you have trouble saying no to people, they will continue to take advantage of your willingness to help.
If you have trouble saying no to unhealthy food, it will continue to play a significant part in your diet.
It’s been cold and rainy here in Perth the last several weeks. Thousands of people have given up their exercise routines for the warm and comfort found in their own homes.
I wouldn’t blame you if you’re one of them. It’s a pretty natural reaction to stay in your comfort zone and conserve energy. Most of these people, however, know that they should be sticking to a regular exercise regime.