Make Your Inner Dialogue Work For You

Make your inner dialogue work for you, not against you.

We all have that little voice inside our head that comments on almost everything. What we do, what we don’t do, the things that are going on in the world. At least I really hope it’s not just me who has this little voice. It is important to keep tabs on this little voice and make sure that it is not working against you. Things are a thousand times easier when that voice is cheering you on and saying things like “I can do it” or “what a beautiful day for a morning walk”. It is a thousand times harder to get your workout done when that little voice is saying things like “I’m too tired” or “that looks way too difficult for me”.

To be successful you want that inner voice to be positive as often as possible. If you just realized that your voice is saying a lot of negative things then I have some good news for you. You can control that voice! It is something that you will have to really work at at first but that little bit of effort will pay off. The more you work at it the easier it will be to keep that voice positive and then the easier it will be to get that workout in after work.

The first thing you want to do is get better at actually listening to what that voice is saying to you. After all, it is hard to change what that voice is saying if you don’t actually remember what it said half the time. You can start by tuning in at specific times. A really good time to start this is right before you are scheduled to workout. What is that voice saying when it is time to head off to the gym? If it is saying negative things stop it in its tracks and think something positive instead.

Give it a try. You have nothing to loose and everything to gain!