Every single time you come across a weight loss secret tip or miracle diet, the first thought that comes to mind is that you can do it and that you are different from all the other individuals that have a hard time finding weight loss motivation.
Nevertheless, after some time passes by and you reach a point where you feel hungry or grumpy or without any energy, you will find it incredibly difficult to stay on point. But, the most important fact that you need to keep in mind is that you have all the power.
Every single time you come across a weight loss secret tip or miracle diet, the first thought that comes to mind is that you can do it and that you are different from all the other individuals that have a hard time finding weight loss motivation. Nevertheless, after some time passes by and you reach a point where you feel hungry or grumpy or without any energy, you will find it incredibly difficult to stay on point. But, the most important fact that you need to keep in mind is that you have all the power.
You are the only one that can find motivation and that can reach the goals you set when you decided to embark on this weight loss journey. It might be a bit challenging at first because thinking positive thoughts is not usually your first reaction when you feel unhappy. The temptation is to just wallow in self-pity and use your unhappiness as an excuse to just stop working on finding weight loss motivation because it is simply too hard.
The basic law of attraction can be of help in this case as imagining yourself skinny or wearing clothes that are a few sizes smaller can be enough to keep you going. Instead of finding all the disadvantages associated with all these lifestyle changes that you need to make and focusing on anything that you might be missing, you should think about your destination and what will happen when you get there. Your weight loss motivation should be the fact that you are currently working on improving yourself as a person from various perspectives.
This is not just an image problem. The fact that you have a few extra pounds does not define you as a person, but it can affect your own opinion of yourself. Make sure that you love the individual you are and that you want to lose the weight for all the right reasons – not for someone else, but for your own self. Wearing clothes that are a size smaller or noticing that there are just so many items that look amazing on you will do miracles for your self confidence.
The law of attraction is simple, but you need to be persistent to achieve the results that you desire. Be positive about every single healthy choice and be confident that you are doing the right thing. It is easy to take the easy way out and just tell yourself that you can’t eat healthy or exercise. But you will get to a point where you feel that you can’t live with yourself, where you will be avoiding mirrors. Why not take action as soon as possible and prevent that from happening?
Society teaches us to value the welfare of others over our own. And this is often the reason why we feel conflicted when faced with a choice between helping others and helping ourselves.
In the end, we usually choose other people. We enjoy the feeling of being magnanimous and charitable when we help others. It provides us with a sense of fulfillment. Giving to others makes us feel that life is meaningful.
But sometimes we go too far. Even when we have nothing left to give, we still do. We forget ourselves. We exchange our priorities, our plans and our ambitions for those of others. We fail to set limits and sacrifice too much for other people. As a result, whatever time, money or energy that is meant for ourselves we give to those around us.
Do we really become fulfilled when we do this? Or are we just avoiding the feeling of guilt that arises when we don’t give? Is this so-called meaningfulness that we experience merely an excuse, a rationalization? When we give beyond what we should, is this really helping? Or are we in fact encouraging dependence on us?
When faced with a choice between ourselves and others, sometimes we should choose ourselves also. It’s not selfishness to do this. Because when we sacrifice too much, we are prioritizing others at our own expense.
We should find time do what we enjoy. We ought to develop our potentials and be all that we can be. And we need to stay healthy in every aspect of life. The only real way we can be of any good to the people around us is by taking care of ourselves first. Only when we are complete, whole and happy can we be of greater help to those who truly need us.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frederick Fabella, PhD is a graduate and undergraduate professor in the Philippines. He is an editorial board member of the IRP international research journal and a Fellow of the Royal Institution Singapore. He is also an author of various books and studies