While you might think that having a positive mindset is an innate quality, being positive is actually a concerted effort that takes work every single day. Eventually, that work turns into regular habits that allow a person to have a more positive outlook. If you’re currently on your weight loss or body rejuvenation journey, it’s important to stay positive to keep yourself on the right track, so let’s look at a few habits that keep positive people going.
- Make It So
This is an essential mindset for staying positive: instead of hoping to have everything go right and perfect for your day (which might set us up for disappointment), try to make sure that good things happen by actively planning your day to have a little bit of joy in it.
It’s a wonder why more people don’t meditate; meditation only requires you, and a quiet place. Even two minutes of meditation a day has been shown to reduce the probability of getting sick and has many emotional, psychological benefits.
- Write It Down
Keeping note of the positive things that happen in your life is a great way to adopt a more positive mindset; and we mean that literally. Every single day, write down at least one positive thing that happened in your day in a pad or notebook. Writing it down will help you remember and appreciate the good things, while having the notebook will let you look back on the great aspects of your life and how far you’ve come.
- Start Small
Having trouble motivating yourself to do something? Try doing one small task at a time. One common example is with flossing: by flossing one tooth at a time a day, it’ll make it easier to eventually floss every single day.
- Manage Rejection
Didn’t get a result that you wanted? If you’re reeling from a bad job interview or something else, try to look at it as if it was an opportunity to practice. That way, you don’t dwell on the negative
One great way to stay positive is to be mindful of everything around you. Mindfulness is a state of mind that lets you be aware and conscious of you and your surroundings to ground you. By staying mindful, you are accepting yourself and what’s happening in the present, rather than dwelling on the past and worrying about the future.
- Be Grateful
One way to stay positive throughout the week is to focus on the good things on your life, and being grateful that it happened. By being grateful, you can start to look forward to other things that you can be thankful for.
One of the most important things about staying positive is surrounding yourself with supportive people; and during your journey into health and wellness you’ll need the best you can get. Contact Total Body now for a chance to work with supportive medical weight loss coaches to keep your weight loss journey as positive as possible.