You need the absolute co-operation of your body to fulfil your goals. Learn to love your body, to give it the warmth, the kindness and complete acceptance it deserves and it will function the way you want it to. Nobody likes to work with people who hate them. That must be obvious. So develop a loving, co-operative bond with your body. Move into the fast lane of personal transformation. And prepare to set yourself free.
Words can convey tremendously strong messages about ourselves and language is another fascinating area where we often undermine our potential for positive change. We seem conditioned to describe ourselves in the most negative terms, reinforcing the old habits of low self-esteem and this failing becomes even more of an obstacle to success when we consider the internal dialogue that we play in our minds. This constant, repetitive commentary is insidious, most often negative and severely limiting.
It’s like having your own worst enemy living right inside your head! We need to change that. We need to develop a description of ourselves that reflects our goals, a description we can repeat in our heads, a set of simple words that power you up and make you feel capable, strong and really really good. You’re going to find the words that work for you and those words are going to become your new personal power mantra.
As a suggestion, your new description should begin with the words ‘I am….’ That’s a great way to get your subconscious to pay attention. ‘I am..’ Now add a strong, positive emotion to spark a response from the amygdala: ‘I amjoyfully….’ Best to put in a verb now, something to express action: ‘I am joyfully living life to the full in my trim, slim, super strong body’ It’s just an example but I want you to make your own power statement right now and start encoding it into your internal dialogue by repeating it over and over.
Notice how it makes you feel? It has to make you feel good. That’s the positive buzz we need from your limbic system and now your amygdala is working for your wellbeing instead of against it. The new mantra might not fulfil all of your goals on its own but it will remove many of the internal obstacles that conspire to get in the way of success. Repeat your mantra. All the time. Until it’s always there. You now have your own private cheer-leading team, giving you support, enthusiasm and encouragement from within. They’re working for you now. All the time.
Whilst you’re introducing better thoughts and feelings and images into your personal transformation programme, we should make a few observations about your posture too. It’s one of those subjects that is too easy to neglect but, if we make a couple of subtle changes to how you hold yourself, we can create better feelings and responses throughout the rest of your body.