We have a tendency to impose our own expectations on others and situations. It can cause discord, instability, emotional stress, anxiety and disappointment. We must stop having so many expectations of others for our own mental health.
When I stopped having expectations in certain situations, it always felt like a weight had been lifted. It is amazing how much more you can enjoy just being or doing without being attached to specific outcomes. It allows you to savor the moment(s) without prejudice!
It Is OK to start over, and it does not matter how many times you have to do it as long as you don’t quit. In my health, wellness and fitness journey, I have started over numerous times and at one point I felt really bad about it. Today, I realize that I shouldn’t feel bad about it because I’m human, and as long as I have not completely quit then it’s OK to start over, re-center yourself and continue on to the goal that you have set for yourself. The path may have changed but it doesn’t mean that you’re going in the wrong direction. In fact, you are probably closer than you were before! Sometimes, we have to go through darkness, valleys and blindness before our eyes are opened and we see the light that lights the path that we must take to move forward!
What drives you?
What drives you to be you,everyday? What drives you to get up before anyone else to get to the gym, before anyone else? What drives you to push past your comfort zone? What drives you to crank out those last 2 reps or that last 30 seconds? What drives you to […]?
1. ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU ARE EXERCISING
2. SET GOALS
3. KEEP AN EXERCISE JOURNAL
4. TAKE PROGRESS PHOTOS
5. TARGET HEART RATE
6. CREATE A MOTIVATION COLLAGE/BOARD
7. FIND SOMEONE TO PARTNER UP AND WORKOUT WITH
8. DOWNLOAD GOOD WORKOUT MUSIC
9. PLAN YOUR WORKOUT & NUTRITION PROGRAM AHEAD
10. REWARD YOURSELF, ONCE IN A WHILE, FOR STICKING TO THE PLAN
For Women: Fitness RX. Written by Skye Taylor. Read more >> 10 Tips to Stay Motivated.