The average person has about 100,000 thoughts a day. That is huge!! It’s hard to even comprehend that.

One thing that I always try to remember about the mind is that the mind can’t tell the difference between reality and fiction. Have you thought about what that really means?

I’m sure you’ve experienced it or seen it working in a negative way, where someone you know actually starts believing their own lies. They have told themselves over and over something that they now believe it they have convinced themselves of it. Frustrating for those around, but it happens.

Thoughts can fall into three categories:

1.Thoughts that have no impact what so ever on our lives

2.Thoughts that better your life

3.Thoughts that hurt it

If you stop for a moment and think about your thoughts today, what did you tell yourself?

Some of my thoughts were…. “I have so much work to do”, “I have no energy to train”, “it will be a bad workout”, “so happy lots of sign ups to the webinar”, “now the sign ups and easily flowing in”.

I have done my workout, but can you see I was already setting myself up to fail at it? I was lucky in that I was training with someone. So I had no choice but to give it everything. BUT, had I just gone to the gym on my own, I probably would have stayed in that sorry head space, not even giving 50 % of my effort. Or, I may not have even gone to the gym.

How can you change a bad thought into a good one? Flip the coin, always tell yourself you can flip the coin.

Ask yourself  “what do you want instead” so instead of saying it will be a bad workout, replace it with “I am going to smash it for 30 minutes”.

You can control your happiness just by your thoughts, is the thought benefiting you or is it hurting you? If it’s hurting, change it.

What your mind believes, your body will become – remember this and your body will follow.

And you know what, even if you think it’s stupid, and you don’t believe it. Say it anyway. Flip the coin and keep telling yourself the good. Then slowly, allow yourself to feel it too. Remember the person that believes their own lies, well your positive thoughts will become your truth too.

As the quotes goes, “Fake it until you make it”.

Blog post courtesy of Elizabeth Pattalis.

Elizabeth is a registered clinical nutritionist, Personal Trainer and a Pilates instructor for YogaBar. Her mission is to make healthy living simple, realistic and achievable for all her clients. Visit her at