You can’t act differently without thinking differently. We all know the saying, but many of us don’t take it to heart. Constantly thinking about what you could do better, how you could be better, and how you’re not enough, can be a way of life. This is called the “workout mindset.” It’s not all bad, but it’s not all good either. This article is all about how to break the cycle, destroy the mindset, and think & grow a healthier you.
What is the Workout Mindset?
The workout mindset refers to the way in which we exercise. The workout mindset is filled with doubt and self-blame. If we’re not working hard enough, we say we’re not doing enough. If we’re not measuring up to someone else’s standards, we get disappointed. On the other hand, if we’re lifting more than we think we should be, working through pain, and fighting through the mental side effects of exercise, we’re acting differently. Instead of beating ourselves up and thinking we should be performing better, we’re praising ourselves and telling ourselves to keep it up. You can go through life trying to do your best, not stopping to refuel, and be burned out from pushing hard. Or, you can feed your body and mind with something different.
What Happens When You’re in the Workout Mindset?
It’s a mind that works to avoid being uncomfortable. It’s not comfortable admitting when you’re falling short, or admitting that you don’t get it right all the time. So instead of trying to improve, you run away. If you’re not comfortable admitting you’re flaws, how will you find solutions? How can you be truly happy if you’re not a true, self-honoring person? The Workout Mindset Has the Power to Destroy Your Relationship with Fitness We can spend years building our fitness muscles only to find that they get too big and our heart isn’t strong enough to survive. Or we can get too comfortable in our fitness situation, and stay like that for years. It’s a myth that “everyone can be in the gym and getting stronger.” It takes time to get stronger, to get lean, and to get leaner.
How to Break the Cycle
If we want to live a healthy, active, strong, empowered life, we need to look at the way we approach our workouts and lifestyle. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s not good enough to just do something, anything. You have to love what you do, love the process, and love doing the things you need to do to get there. You have to truly look at your life and your habits, from start to finish, and try to see where you’re at. How did you start? Was it with an intention, or was it a fluke? Where are you at now? What habits and routines do you need to change? Are you working towards your goals or settling for a “good enough” life? If you’re currently looking at a “good enough” life, you’re probably all too familiar with where I’m coming from. Let’s break it down.
What is the Healthy Mindset?
The mind is the greatest machine in the universe. It is a giant super computer that can literally adapt and overcome almost anything that it comes into contact with. (This is where the power lies, not just for you, but for everyone who wants to improve and learn.) The mindset that you have on a daily basis is what the mind is going to think about every single day of it. If you constantly think negatively, then you’re probably going to continue thinking negatively. However, if you consistently think positively and have a positive mindset, then that same mind is going to become habituated to thinking positively. Imagine this: Most of the time, we don’t take the time to think about what we actually want.
How to Develop the Healthy Mindset
We get into “I’m not good enough” and “I should be more.” We must first realize that no one is going to reach their dreams without effort and hard work. There are many methods to get the mindset of wellness. Here are 5 steps on how to develop a healthy mindset: 1. Hold yourself accountable One of the biggest things in life that can hold us back is a lack of accountability. The only way to get better is to ask for help. That means asking someone to hold you accountable. Cultivate a daily mindset check with yourself. Every morning, ask yourself: Am I happy? Am I working for a better me? Am I doing my best? 2. Visualize success Visualizing your success before you begin is a huge step in getting yourself healthy.
You are your own worst enemy. And this article will show you how to take control.