Each month when it’s time to write my blog, I spend some time thinking about what my readers may find of value, something that will speak to them, stir up emotion to make them take action on something they possibly brushed off.
I listen closely to conversations, clients and people just being out and about, chatting at a cafe or on a walk.
Observe body language. Listen to the unspoken words.
You know you have to make some changes but have chosen to ignore them.
What is it that you are seeking to inspire and motivate you?
Thinking about it will not give you the result you are seeking.
A Holistic approach involves incorporating Mind, Body and Spirit.
It is addressing the Whole Person, their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, financial and overall health.
The last 2 blogs were focused on the following:
Let’s Put It All Together
This month, let’s put it all together and look at your Mindset. To help you achieve the outcome on any of the two topics or both, Mindset, is something I am passionate about and I feel is the beginning and the foundation of a successful outcome.
Look At Your Mindset As Your Compass.
Don’t be discouraged if you get stuck or doubt yourself. Keep pushing forward towards your goals.
When you are focused your mind will act as a compass.
It will guide you to what you need to support you to achieve your outcome.
This is your Reticular Activating System (RAS), I think of it as my Google Engine.
Your RAS reinforces what is in your subconscious. So if your thought or belief is “I don’t like exercise” or “I don’t like healthy food”, well your chances of achieving your outcome are slim.
You see, you have already set your compass to find reasons why you don’t like to exercise and why you don’t like healthy food.
Your RAS will filter out information that will make you avoid exercise and healthy food.
Sometimes your internal compass can lead you astray, making excuses and justifying reasons why you can’t do something.
It’s important to recognize these tendencies and push past them in order to achieve your goals.
Even if you say you like to exercise and you like healthy food.
It will block out information that may help you achieve your outcome.
Your RAS can not distinguish between good and bad behaviour it reinforces what’s in your subconscious.
It is an automated response.
It acts on what is in your subconscious. The neural pathways you have created.
How Do You Change Your Neural Pathways?
Create New Neural Pathways
Some Things You Can Do To Create New Neural Pathways?
- Engage in activities that force the brain to create new connections
- Reframing your thoughts.
- Change your thoughts and beliefs
- Affirmations are repeated daily and a number of times throughout the day
- Learn something new
- Use your non-dominant hand to write or perform daily tasks
- Learn a new language
- Meditate, (my favourite)
- Simply, it is doing something different that may require some effort and challenge you.
- Begin new exercises
- Learn a new skill
- Learn to create healthy meals
- Try a new exercise
- Read something you would not normally read
- STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!