Have you ever been tagged in a photo or video that explicitly revealed your deepest flaws or other insecurities you never even noticed before?
Perhaps seeing yourself in a different light, opened your eyes to things you never realized.
They say the greatest level of change is awareness.
A lack of self-awareness can blind you from noticing things like weight gain, bad habits, negative behaviors, laziness, etc.
Because when we become too comfortable, we tend to see only what we want to see. Sometimes we must view ourselves from a different perspective to see that change is necessary.
Whether you hope to improve your body, attitude, spending habits or overall quality of life, there is one simple way to achieve this goal.
It has nothing to do with time, self-motivation, or changing your routine. In fact, it has nothing to do with feeling good about yourself.
In order to improve the quality of your life, you must improve how you think, move, and feel inside. Once you overcome yourself internally, everything else will follow.
You will not change unless you realize that something needs to change. In order for this to happen, you must want to change. In order to find a solution, you must first identify the problem.
Once your self-awareness has increased, you can begin to focus on moving with mindfulness.
2. Connect The Mind and Body
“One cannot improve their attitude, thoughts, or strengthen the mind until they improve the body first.”
Self-improvement is an ongoing process between your heart, mind, body, and soul.
You can’t change your body without changing your mentality first. And in order to change your life, you have to work on yourself first. Everything is connected.
3. Eliminate Negative Thoughts
Often times, we let our fear and negative thoughts prevent us from achieving our goals. Overthinking will only slow the process and make it harder for you to take any action. Replace the bad thoughts with positive ones, and imagine yourself already at the finish line.
Discipline is the most crucial step. It’s training your body to perform as your thoughts desire. This ties back to what I was saying about connecting the mind and body as one.
To transcend those thoughts into things. By leaving the thought-conceptual level and entering into the art of doing. Turn your thoughts into things.
Rather than making small changes when it’s most convenient, focus on doing things you do NOT want to do. This is the only way to fully overcome yourself. Once you conquer your mind and fear, you be surprised to see how far you can go.
It’s pushing your mind to take action, regardless of how uncomfortable the thought is, and having your body respond with movement.
Don’t think about it, because the moment you start to dwell it’s almost impossible to see it through. The point is to not the think, just do!
It’s taking immediate action as soon as the thought pops in your head, even when the idea of doing it makes you cringe. It’s placing yourself in the brink of spontaneous action.