Successful weight management goes beyond simply what a person eats. It all comes down to their thoughts and feelings. By focusing on positive thoughts and emotions, a person can attract the way they would like to be. The following tools can be used to make positive changes, such as weight management: Affirmations, gratitude journal, positive suggestions and a vision board.
An affirmation is a statement of how a person wants to be. The statement is made in the present tense. It could be: “I am happy, healthy, and at my ideal weight”. The affirmation can be written down and placed where they would see it often (as a reminder). The affirmation tool works, because a person becomes however they believe themselves to be.
A gratitude journal is written in each day, or whenever someone would like to improve their emotional state. The purpose of the journal (which can simply be a piece of paper) is to write down things that the person is grateful for. Doing this helps them to focus on the positive things in their life, which in turn makes them feel better. And feeling good helps them to attract what they want out of life, including their ideal weight.
Positive suggestions are positive thoughts that boost self-esteem, and help an individual to achieve their goals, such as weight management. The suggestions can be given by a certified hypnotherapist, either through a CD or in person. They are usually used when a person is relaxed, and with guided imagery. The result is that the person’s subconscious mind is reached, which can motivate them to make the changes they wish to make more quickly. Suggestions are often used successfully for weight management.
A vision board can be a cork board, or any area where a person can pin, glue or tape pictures or words to it. Those pictures or words should be about whatever goals that person wishes to attain. In the case of weight management, it may be a photo of themselves at their ideal weight, or any image or words that they can look at as a reminder of their goal of health and fitness.
All of these tools are great ways to help an individual to positively change their thoughts and feelings. In doing so they can change their perception of themselves, and ultimately achieve and maintain their ideal weight.