Achieving optimal health and fitness can be challenging for even the most dedicated of us. But when applied each day, these top 5 rules for improved health and fitness can help you to attain more of it, forever:
Remove the Word ‘Should’ from your Vocabulary
Stop thinking you ‘should’ do something and actually do it or at least take some relevant steps to doing it. Simply thinking about getting healthy and fit is not going to make it happen.
So if you’re thinking about dropping some nasty body fat, eating better foods, or simply leading an all round healthier lifestyle, then just do it instead of just thinking that you ‘should’.
Face your Fears Head On.
It is very common for people to be thinking they ‘should’ do something instead of just getting it done because they are scared of doing it. We all have our fears and on very different levels. One of those fears is change and exploring the unknown.
Being scared of making lifestyle changes in a natural thing as it can be a daunting experience for many people to do things differently – but once you do it, you will look back on your current situation and smile with pride and increased self respect that you have achieved something massive, and maybe even something you never thought possible.
Think about Yourself and Meet your Own Needs.
Are you too busy helping and advising everyone else around you that you’re actually neglecting yourself and your own needs? Or maybe you are helping others to avoid taking on challenges of your own and stepping outside of your comfort zone.
Helping people is a great thing to do and offers many benefits, but it is critical you put yourself first and meet your own needs or you will suffer and remain stationary for the foreseeable future. Give yourself some of your precious time, evaluate your own needs, and show yourself some attention for a change.
Open your Mind to Change.
You have got to be prepared to change, no question about this. New habits need to be formed and if you are not prepared to do this then you will not improve, you will simply remain the same.
You don’t need to change all at once. Lots of small changes over time will amount to one huge change – take it one step at a time.
Set yourself Attainable Goals.
This is important: There’s no point on setting goals that are totally unachievable and demotivating. They need to be realistic and attainable. Give yourself a chance!