Her lecture was focused on stress & mindfulness… her message boiled down to this: stress is everywhere around us, and much of it is unavoidable.
Stress starts in the mind but manifests itself in the body, often as disorder or disease.
In order to keep our body and brain healthy, we must learn how to effectively manage stress.
One part of her lecture that particularly intrigued me was the following statement, which I’ll paraphrase:
We see what we think we are supposed to see. If you think something is not going to go well, it won’t.
I thought that statement was so powerful, especially as it relates to fitness and weight loss.
So often, I talk with people who want to lose weight, become more fit, and feel & look better than ever….
But when asked if they think they’ll actually be able to achieve that outcome, their answer is a solid No.
They cannot see themselves reaching the goal.
How, then, can we expect it to happen?
The key to making goals and dreams achievable is believing that they are possible.
Sure, you may think they’ll be really, really, really hard to achieve… that’s fine!!!!
Nobody said it had to be easy- in fact, often, it’s not!
But it at least has to be within your realm of possibility.
You must be able to "see" yourself doing it.
And if you’re having trouble believing that- fake it until you make it.
Work at telling yourself it is possible, every day, until you believe it.
The body can do it, if you put your brain to it.