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Here's How To Motivate Yourself To Lose Weight

When it comes to losing weight, you’ve really got to want to meet your goals badly enough in order to work up the motivation to take healthy, positive steps, like hitting the gym and cutting out fast food. It can be surprising how important your attitude and manner of thinking can really affect the way you move through the world, and the actions you take, but it really is that significant. Alter your state of mind, and you really can alter your actions into a more positive direction. Here are some mental mind tricks you can start right now that can work to help you finally lose the weight you’ve been wanting to shed.

Create A Mantra And Reaffirm Your Intentions

To start, just simply telling yourself what you want can be enough to get the gears turning in the right direction. Say to yourself somethingalong the lines of, “I want to lose this weight” or even a more broad “I want to become healthy”. Once you are able to clearly see these statements in your mind, try expressing them verbally, out loud, as often as you need to hear them. Pack some feeling and commitment into each time you say these words, and they’ll become your feel-good mantras to help you stay on track when the going gets tough. Speaking these statements out loud will get them to sink into your mind and truly root themselves into your core self, and will begin to positively impact the choices you make.

Repetition Is Key

One critical aspect of a successful mantra is its repeated use by the speaker, over and over again. This constant repetition will work to successfully close the gap between your emotional side and your rational mind. The more the thought or thoughts are ingrained into your mind and internal body, the longer they’ll stick around with you. Soon, you’ll find yourself living up to those mantras even when you aren’t saying them out loud to yourself. Your thought process will naturally go to following your mantras, since it has now sunken into your subconscious mind.

Use Your Imagination

It helps to visualize your goals. Try your best to picture yourself after you’ve lost the weight. Notice how much slimmer you are, and how much more energy you have. This guided imagery exercise is super beneficial to helping you keep your eye on the prize, so to speak.

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