Last week we discussed why mindset is important to be able to overcome the obstacles that life throws at us.
Today we’re going to discuss how we can put it in to practice.
It’s important to understand that becoming more resilient isn’t something that happens overnight. It is something that takes hard work and constant check ins to make sure we’re not reverting back in to old habits.
First and foremost: as soon as you’re faced with hardships avoid having a victim mentality (unless something truly terrible happened to you, but hopefully you understand we’re not talking about that kind of thing)
The victim mentality can become a trap; we feel sorry for ourselves and wish something never happened and so we stop moving. It’s like falling on a trail and getting a scrape and then just sitting there for hours moaning about how much you wished it didn’t happen.
Once something it has happened, it’s happened. You can’t change time. Rather than sit in your misery, stand back up again.
When faced with your hardship ask yourself: Will complaining help the situation or am I wasting time?
Understand that hardships help us grow.
In the moment we may not see it, but obstacles help shape and mold us. Have you ever met anyone whose parents shielded them from any and all challenges in life? They have a really hard time being out in the world on their own without someone to take over. Those that have experienced and worked through hardships are better for it!
So when faced with a tough situation you can ask yourself: How can this help me grow?
Keep your WHY close in mind.
We all have reasons we choose to try to be healthier, lose weight, get fit etc. It’s important during tough times to remember WHY we started in the first place. Put it down on paper, make it real. Why did I start? How will I feel if I accomplish my goal? How will I feel if I DON’T?
Get REAL with your emotions. Picture yourself in the moments and try to imagine that feeling in your gut.
It’s OK to feel disappointed and wish that things were different. Just understand that we need to take responsibility for our subsequent actions. When something throws you off track you can’t blame the obstacle, YOU are in charge of your life. We must all take responsibility for our actions whether positive or negative.
As we said above, none of these things are EASY. But they are NECESSARY. Grab a piece of paper and get to writing!
“Difficult is not bad. Difficult is not impossible. Difficult is just difficult, And you can do difficult things.”