Think of the mind like the operating system of a computer, and the body as the hardware. When a thought comes to someone’s mind it sends signals to their body, just as an operating system sends messages to the hardware. The body cannot function without the mind nor the mind without the body. Every thought and action start in the brain. This is why it is important to understand how an unhealthy mindset can affect the way a person sees themselves; and in regards to your health, how you think affects your behavior and the actions you will take to improve your health.
Fixed vs Growth Mindset
An unhealthy, fixed mindset can keep you from achieving your health goals when it is fixated on weight instead of overall mental and physical health. A fixed mindset blames health problems on genetics instead of looking at factors that are within their control like getting enough exercise, managing stress and getting enough sleep.
In order for you to improve your health, you should be willing to do the hard work and view obstacles and hardships as challenges that need to be faced instead of finding a reason to quit. If you can change the way you think, half of the battle has been won.
Change Your Mindset. Transform Your Health.
If you are tired of making excuses and blaming your poor health on genetics, apply to be a Beta Tester for my 6-week online course, “Change Your Mindset. Transform Your Health”. Get a sneak peak of the first two modules below.
The first two weeks you will identify trouble spots and create space that will allow you to come up with a plan to help you reach your goals.
Week 1 : Identify
The first step to changing your mindset is to identify your limiting beliefs. Once you identify these beliefs and your mindset type then you can move forward. Poor mindsets can keep you frustrated, in a rut; and in an endless cycle of yo-yo dieting, poor health, and unmet goals.
You can’t fix a problem with the same mind that created it- Albert Einstein
If your mindset has affected your health and wellbeing, you’re going to need to approach your health with a different perspective. Instead of blaming your genes, you can take charge of and change things that you can control. Studies (nutrigenomics) have found that while our genetics do play a role in our health, your daily decisions and habits play a much bigger role in your success.
When you identify your limiting beliefs and mindset, obstacles, failures and habits it can improve your awareness and allow you to create a plan to address these issues.
During the identify phase you should keep a journal so you can go back and look at what you have identified and work from there. The main goal is to identify the transformation you want by the end of the 4 weeks and the obstacles and limiting beliefs that are preventing you from your transformation.
Week 2: Create
Now that you know the best mindset you need to transform your health and your life you need to create a plan.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. -Benjamin Franklin
Your plan should take into account everything that you identified in the prior blog post. Take a look back at what has worked for you in the past; your strengths and weakness; and your habits and triggers.
Now you can take all that you have discovered about why you want to transform your health and create your personalized process. The process is not supposed to be perfect, it should be flexible and you should change it as you keep things that work and throw out things that don’t work.
Where are you now? Taking a look at where you are now, your current lifestyle and how busy you are will play a big role in your process. If you are very busy then it’s best to keep your plan very simple.
Looking forward to working with you soon!