One of the biggest barriers to achieving your goals is what goes on between the two ears. So often we will get in our own way because of beliefs or thoughts that prevent us from acting in our own best interest.

Diet culture, our upbringing, social media and those who surround us all have a massive impact is us thinking negatively about our health, weight loss journey and our potential future.

Here are 5 exercises you can do to help reframe your mindset and get your ACTING again to a better, happier and healthier you.

Future-self journaling

Getting to where you want to be in the future starts with clarifying your goals today, and future-self journaling is one of the most effective ways to do this.

6 Writing Prompts To Get You Started:

  1. What is the future you are currently pursuing?
  2. What challenges might keep you from realizing the vision you have for your future self?
  3. What would your future self say about how you can overcome these challenges?
  4. What are some negative labels you have used for yourself in the past?
  5. What would happen if you stopped using limiting labels?
  6. What are some positive labels you can give yourself now that align with your future self’s dreams?

Now write in detail what your future YOU looks like, feels like, where is she living, what is she wearing, what has she achieved, what is her life like right now, etc. Create a clear vision for yourself. Lastly, close your eyes, take 3 deep breaths and visualize what you just wrote down.

Really feel the feels and live out your vision for a few minutes.

Gratitude practice

It is important to reflect on that which brings joy into your life and vocalize the ways in which you are blessed. Gratitude brings peace of mind and happiness into your life. If you never acknowledge the things that you are grateful for in life, everything good will pass you by without you even blinking an eye!

A good way to grow your awareness of life’s blessings is through journaling.

Journaling jumpstarts internal conversation and self-reflection, and you discover a lot about yourself as you write.

12 Writing Prompts To Get You Started:

  1. What’s something that you’re looking forward to?
  2. What’s a simple pleasure that you’re grateful for?
  3. What’s something that you’re grateful to have today that you didn’t have a year ago?
  4. Write about a happy memory.
  5. Write about someplace you’ve been that you’re grateful for.
  6. What’s something about your body or health that you’re grateful for?
  7. What’s an accomplishment you’re proud of?
  8. What’s one of the personality traits that you’re grateful for?
  9. What mistake or failure are you grateful for?
  10. What’s something that you made recently that you’re grateful for?
  11. Look around the room and write about everything you see that you’re grateful for.
  12. Write about 3 things you’re grateful for today.

Emotional Dumping

Write out everything that is holding you back, where you feel stuck, anything that is stressing you out, your fears, your anger, or anything that is negative in your life right now. Let it ALL out and really feel it as you’re writing it.

Write 3 things that you are grateful for or proud of right now.

Write 3 powerful affirmations that you would like to embody TODAY.

Daily productivity journal

Journaling prompts are simply meant to get you thinking about certain things and give you direction when it comes to your journaling. Your realizations can help you make new discoveries about yourself, which can help you make better decisions and change the course of your life.

  1. What character traits do I have to help me be productive?
  2. Which character traits would I like to develop?
  3. What do I really have as a priority in my life?
  4. Are my routines serving my productivity?
  5. Do I have a clear vision of what I want?
  6. How can I minimize or eliminate my common distractions?
  7. Where am I caught up in perfection?
  8. What habits do I need to let go of to be more productive?
  9. What habits do I need to develop for more productivity?
  10. The five major moves that would help me progress swiftly toward accomplishing my dream are . . . and something I can do to move towards one of them today is...
  11. I need to avoid distractions today because... and some possible distractions could be...
  12. The #1 strength or skill I want to demonstrate today so I crush it is... 1
  13. Someone I can ask for help today is... and my ask of them is...

Boost Your-Self-Esteem

You can use journal prompts to improve self-esteem and get to know yourself on a deeper level. When you journal, you tap into different states of mind that help you become clearer about your desires and the person you want to become. This will improve your relationship with yourself.

  1. What makes you unique (positive comments only, please)?
  2. Write your body a letter thanking it for all it does for you (try not to be negative or body-shaming).
  3. How do you want to be remembered and what do you need to do in order to be remembered this way?
  4. Make a list of things you want to do before next year.
  5. Make a list of your best character traits.
  6. Make a list of your accomplishments, see if you can go through your life span, and list 20.
  7. What are you really good at?
  8. How would your best friend describe you?
  9. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
  10. Who are your role models and why? How are you on your path to being more like them?
  11. What would do with your time if money were no object?
  12. If you could become an expert in any subject or activity, what would it be?
  13. Who made you feel good this week? What did they do or say?
  14. What was the biggest mistake you made this week? What did you learn about yourself from this mistake?
  15. How did you surprise yourself this week? Did you do something the old you would have never been able to do?
  16. What did you do this week that moved you closer to reaching your goals?

The reason you may be stuck on your health and weight loss journey is because you’re ignoring one of the biggest road blocks in accomplishing our goals - our mind. Yes, food and exercise are huge components to living healthy and losing weight. But your mind drives your actions. And without consistent action we don’t move forward.

By working on mindset, we’ve helped thousands of women lose their first 5-35 pounds sustainably.

Book a discovery call with us today so we can help you overcome your barriers to a leaner, healthier, happier you.