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A new year is upon us, and no better time to start taking control back. Taking control back of our time, our commitments to working out, our eating choices, and taking care of ourselves.
The reason people let their lives get out of control is because they give more respect to the little voice in their head that wants instant gratification rule the roost.
If you let the other voice in your head--the voice that helps you work toward your true wants, intentions, and goals--ring the loudest and clearest, taking control back becomes automatic.
People who have 'good self control' have the same thoughts and feelings you do. All humans do. The difference is, people who have taken control back are able to tell themselves to ignore the voice that says 'I want xxx because it will make me feel better, now' and regard it as false--something that's popping up but to be ignored and overruled. It's kind of like hearing tv in the background but not really listening to it.
If this doesn't come naturally to you, try having a little 'conversation' with yourself (please don't do this outloud, unless you don't care that people think you're nuts!). When you hear that voice that says, 'oh don't worry about the gym today, you can always go tomorrow,' you have to immediately label it is a 'junk' thought that has popped up but doesn't deserve your attention. The 'junk' thought can be your trigger to replace it with your real, actual wishes which are to go to the gym to work out, get in shape and improve your life.
I know I make it sound really simple, but that's the beauty of it--it is simple. And the good news is, the more often you do this, just like practice with anything, the better you get at it and the more naturally it comes.
Give it a try today--no waiting until January 1st!
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