8 Steps To Creating The Life You Want

Hooray it's Monday! The start of the week, an opportunity to do better! Is that how you view Monday? Or do you feel like it takes everything you have to transition from weekend mode to Monday mode? There are two types of people in the world : growth mindset vs. fixed mindset. Basically, those who look at life with the glass half full or half empty. The way we interpret life is going to determine our happiness. If we are always waiting for things to happen in the future, we will never fully achieve happiness. We need to live in the present. Take a moment to think about what you have in your life that is good. Look for the silver lining, not the negative! Focus on what you can do right now in this moment to make a better choice or thought.

Eliminate Hurdles

If making changes to our lives was easy, everyone would be doing it! Getting up an extra hour early to get your workout in, not having alcohol when everyone else around you is, staying in a bad marriage because you don't think you can do any better, staying in a dead end job because you lack the confidence to pursue your passion! These are common situations we can find ourselves in! Letting days, months, seasons, & years pass to settle for what we think we can't do. So we give up, we convince ourselves that its too hard, or maybe our life isn't so bad, suck it up and deal with it! I have said these things to myself before. I stayed married for 15 years allowing myself to be treated poorly. I thought I was being strong because I kept pushing through and going through the motions. There were good days and bad days, and then really bad days. I finally gained the courage to leave. I hit the ground running and have never stopped! I am no longer running from something, I am now running towards my amazing future! I knew to continue on the path of living a healthy lifestyle, I needed to live my truth and love myself.

It only takes a moment...

In reality, it only takes a moment to change your life! I remember the moment when something clicked in my mind that I would no longer tolerate being treated less than my worth. Creating a mindset to say, no more excuses! I am just going to do it! And guess what , I did it! It is going to be hard and there will be days when you don't want to deal with it. You may even convince yourself that you should have settled, but then you wake up the next day and push a little harder. Easy days don't make great stories, easy days don't make the history books, and easy days don't create the legacy you want to be remembered by ! We are all capable of change, we need to believe it!

8 Steps To Create Change

  1. Surround yourself with positivity- Positive people, positive enviroments, places or things that uplift you

  2. Eliminate things that are negative or are triggers to negative behavior- If you are trying to cut back or stop drinking , don't bring alcohol in your home

  3. Define your goals- Identify, strategize a plan, talk to an expert , take action

  4. Time management- Be realistic about your 24/7, sit down and write a list of non-negotiable tasks to get done , commit , and be consistent

  5. Take control- Whatever goals you are pushing towards, stop making excuses! You can do it, you have to want to do it. Stop the resistance, the voices in your head that feed your negativity, doubting you and holding you back. Create a mantra of what you will repeatedly say to those negative voices in your head, or the friend that judges you because of his or her own insecurities, or the urge to pick up a pizza one more night because its convenient! Deep breaths, you got this!

  6. Rejoice in every victory- Celebrate your new behaviors, reward yourself! Set a small goal and something you have decided you can earn when you achieve it! At Crush, we celebrate clients when they complete 100 classes! Its important to acknowledge hard work and celebrate it!

  7. Commit to constant growth- You want to lose 20 lbs, you did it , are you going to stop there? Absolutely not! Your focus is going to change as you grow stronger. You are creating your new reality!

  8. Create the future you always wanted- Everyone has a quitter and a badass inside, which one are you going to identify with? Now you know you can do anything you put your mind to!

If this post inspired you and you are hungry for change, please contact jackie@crushfitnessstudios.com

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