Training your mindset is just as important as training your physical body. Are you someone who has an easier time training your body versus training your mindset? This article highlights some of the ways I will help improve training your mindset.
We all experience negative self-talk and doubt. Occasionally that negative voice in the back of your head arrives at times when you least expect it. The worst is when it happens at 3am the night before a big event and you end up losing sleep over it!
I recently learned about training mindset from the Flex Diet mentorship by Mike T Nelson. A key in improving mindset is to remember the 4 A’s:
Use the 4 A’s for Training Your Mindset
With awareness, I will help you become aware of situations when you are perpetuating self-doubt like saying you are a failure because you decided to eat pizza instead of eating the chicken and veggies you meal prepped earlier. Hey, we’re all humans! Additionally, this often occurs unconsciously. The first step is for me to make you conscious of the language you are using when describing these behaviors.
For acceptance, I’ll ask you: “Will you ever let the way you talk to yourself talk to a family member that way?” Why are you letting yourself talk to yourself that way? It’s important to accept you are going to make the shift from a negative mindset to positive mindset.
As an online coach and Lincoln Park personal trainer, my goal isn’t to bark orders at you. Nor should I micromanage all of your decisions to make a positive change. Rather, my goal is to help guide you to take accountability for your actions and point out in a non-judgmental way when you are saying negative things about yourself. Use positive language and use positive self-talk as much as possible, such as: “Yes, I can do this!”
Adaptation to a positive mindset can occur with simple practice, performed consistently over time. Much like you will see positive results with your body the more you train, you will also see positive results with your mindset the more you train it.
Remember the 4 A’s of awareness, acceptance, accountability, and adaptation to begin training your mindset!