positive thinking

Playing the Mind Game

By | Behavior Change, Mindset, Uncategorized

Post submitted by Carrie, a contributor to dustinmaherfitness.com

The mind truly does play tricks on you. As I’ve been working the past year to lose weight and be fit and strong I’ve been learning to pay attention to how I think and how I talk to myself.   Dustin talks and writes often about how positive thinking is essential to your success. One of our former trainers talked at every bootcamp about believing you can do something and telling yourself you can do it.

I hate to admit it, but up until the last few months I really wasn’t a huge believer in how much your self-talk impacts your daily life and attitude. However, the more I read, the more I listen, and the more I learn I can now say with certainty that how you talk to yourself makes all the difference. Our minds get stuck on negative “talk”, but I also believe the mind gets stuck on inaccurate perceptions of ourselves, too. Read on!

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Positive Affirmations

By | Behavior Change, Mindset, Uncategorized

A technique I use for people who are struggling to get over the hump and change some of their negative behaviors, is positive affirmations.  Positive affirmations are sayings that you declare over yourself and over your life in the present tense.  The more you say them and the more you feel them, the more your life will change.  This is because your words will produce action in your life, and that action is what ultimately leads to results.

I challenge you to write out 5 positive affirmations and say them at least 3 times each day.

One of mine that I say is: “everyday and everyway I am getting stronger and stronger!”

Here is a cute little video of a girl saying hers 🙂

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