Are you a woman who is fed up with dieting day after day without seeing results? When you look at your current weight, where you want to be, how much you want to drop, and how long that journey will take, it can feel overwhelming. Sometimes gals can get derailed before they even begin. If this sounds like where you are right now, consider using mindfulness practices to bring your weight-loss to another level. If you aren’t sure where to get started, here are some how to tips to help.
Accept Your Journey
The first way to use mindfulness for weight loss is to accept and embrace your journey. This may sound either far too easy or like something you could not do in your life for your situation. This is actually an easily attained step, that takes some time to work on and develop. Here is a mindfulness quote by Jan Chozen Bays: “Mindful eating replaces self-criticism with self-nurturing. It replaces shame with respect for your own inner wisdom.”
Find Your Triggers
Mindfulness, journaling, and meditation can help you find your triggers. You may wonder why this important. Your triggers that send you into anxiety, stress, or depression can also trigger you into unhealthy eating habits that can move you into a situation of gaining weight. Once you start to find your triggers, you can begin moving those toxins from your life and working toward a more positive outlook and healthier choices that help with your weight loss.
Mind Map Your Goals
Instead of just jumping into a weight loss journey, consider using mind mapping to sort everything out. This will help you sort out the related thoughts that come up with your weight loss journey, what your obstacles are, and how you want to go about handling them. Once you begin this mapping you can find a better starting point for your goals and see milestones along the way of your long term journey. This can help you remain focused and see when you have hit achievements that you normally would have overlooked.
To get started, make a list of the things you like or are happy with about yourself, then determine your goal weight. With a positive mindset, figure out a healthy and realistic timeline for weight-loss. At that point, setting weekly goals and daily micro-goals to achieve. Adding mindfulness, such as gratitude for micro-goals that are accomplished during the day, will help keep a positive mindset.
Mindfulness can bring several benefits to your weight loss journey, including staying positive and believing in yourself. You will also find that you are more focused and centered on the task at hand, which will in turn help you reach your short-term and long-term weight goals.