When it comes to being fit and healthy, our minds can quickly become irrational. Whatever phase you are in achieving your fitness goals, you probably are doubting yourself. That could be when you see the news of someone smashing goals on FB, walking into the gym and seeing others doing what you want to be able to do and a whole bunch more.
It’s so hard not to compare yourself to others, but here are some strategies to consider using to stop being irrational and focusing on yourself as you work to your own goals.
Accept Where You Currently At
You cannot make a chance without acknowledging your current status. This may not feel fun, but you need to get to a stage where you’re okay with who you are. Then you can put in smart goals to start achieving your goals.
Embrace The Past
Life isn’t plain sailing. You’ll have had moments of anxiety and fear where you fell off the path. That’s awesome! All of these messy moments can help you become a better version of yourself and they make up part of your story.
Get Off Social Media
When it comes to posting statuses and photos on any social media platform, we usually only see other people’s highlights. When we compare this to our low light, it can be a cause of frustration. If you feel down after using social media, take a break from it. Facebook will still be there when you come back to it as a source of inspiration.
Ignore Those Who Don’t Help
You can help yourself. If you really need to make a rapid change, being selfish for a period of time may be the only way you can truly reach goals. When you compare yourself to others, even if you are being nice, this is a waste of energy not being put towards you.
Whenever you’re jealous of what people have that you don’t, think about three things you are grateful for and write them down. This could be a fridge full of green vegetables, a loving family, a roof over your head. We can’t all have everything we want, there’s always more so be grateful in the meantime.
You’ll Never Be Perfect
Rich, smarter and better looking. There will always be someone who you think has one of these traits better than you. And that’s fine. If we were all perfect, the world wouldn’t be that great honestly. Appreciate your flaws and realize there will always be something more you’ll want.
Get Rid Of ‘Should’ From Your Vocab
“I should be CYZ”. “I should be able to do TYU.” Any statements involving the word should focus on what you don’t have. When you rephrase the phrases to ‘want’-ing, look to see how your mindset shifts.
We all know we shouldn’t compare ourselves to anyone. We are each unique and blah, blah, blah. In reality, it’s hard to not be perfect. If you find yourself making comparisons more than normal, consider using a few of the strategies above to get back on track.