Around the time of menopause, we start to think about our lives. Some of us are starting to experience the empty nest feeling. What we used to do has changed.
Some of us have been focused on our careers for so long we suddenly wonder “Who am I?” and “How did I get to this point?” Call it midlife crisis if you like, or simply the awareness of where you are now.
And of course, there’s the inevitable “What the heck happened to my body??” that I hear all the time.
If you’ve ever wondered to yourself why you have the life, health, job, car, house, etc that you do, it’s because you have manifested these things into your life.
If you know me, you know I talk about this all the time. I am constantly discussing this with my family, friends and clients – everything you have, everything you are today is because you made it so.
Positive or negative.
Now this may sound woowoo to you, but if you’ve read any of the mindset gurus out there, or ever done any mindset work yourself, you know this to be true. What you focus on, you create. So no-one is to blame or be congratulated for anything you have in your life.
Thoughts are extremely powerful, and most of the time we think without realising our thoughts – they’re habitual. And thoughts lead to action – “good” or “bad”.
You get more of what you focus on:
What does this mean?
It’s means more of all this will be given to you.
Therefore, it stands to reason then that if you want something different, you alone can make this happen, and part of how to do it is to act “as if”.
You need to reverse your thinking.
Acting “as if” means doing the actions of the person you want to become. For example, if you want to lose weight, does that slimmer you eat take out 3 times a week? Or if you want to be fit, does the fit you sit on the couch all day?
No! The slimmer you prepares healthy meals at home, and the fitter you exercises daily.
The easiest way to change this is to ask yourself the question – “What would the healthy me do?” I use this technique daily myself. And I coach my clients to do the same. It’s one of the healthy habits we work on to get the results they are after.
Changing your mindset around who you are, and how you operate is vital to sustainable change. It’s simple, but not easy, and one of the steps you need to take.
Here’s to a whole New You! ♥
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