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5 Lifehacks for a 24/7 Positive Mindset

5  Lifehacks for a 24/7 Positive Mindset

As life goes on, we can all find that things can continue to keep changing, sometimes negatively. Negative situations unfold all the time and leave us unsure of where to go next or what to do, and various other problems can quite easily persist in our lives if we are not careful about what we do. To deal with this, we recommend that you always consider the importance of a happy, positive, and friendly mindset that will allow for effective development and growth of your own personality starting today.

However, there are many ways to look after yourself and to give yourself the chance of a happy, productive future – and most of them can be handled by using a positive, happy mindset. Positivity helps us bridge gaps we would have previously fallen down, and this makes it so much easier for you to get to where you want to be in life, as well as ensure that you can tick all of the right boxes with regards to how you are feeling on a daily basis, maintaining a 24/7 positive mindset along the way;

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1. Positive Perspectives

The first thing that you need to be able to do is be able to look at the world around and work out the right way forward in terms of finding your mentality. Many of us will look at a good situation as a positive, and a bad situation as a negative; but life is never quite so simple. Instead, what you need to consider is how to move forward and how to give yourself a better chance at improving and becoming more comfortable in your mind.

When something bad happens – always look on the bright side of life, regardless of severity.

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2. Exercise Boosts The Mood

Are you struggling to feel comfortable and happy with your future? Then you need to really consider the power of exercise. Feeling sluggish inside will make you look sluggish outside, so it can help to start doing a bit of exercise to get yourself in better shape. Exercise also naturally releases positive endorphins in the bod which will leave you smiling permanently; a bit of exercise burns off calories, but it also burns off the stress and the strains that you are feeling in life at the moment – make this count and really benefit from it in the long-term.

3. Build a Morning Ritual

One thing that can really help you have a good mood permanently is to keep a morning ritual. This helps you get in the mood for the rest of the day. A positive start to the day can help you shield yourself from getting too upset or angry when something does go wrong. If you want to do this properly, then, you do need to open up your morning with a specific ritual. Some go for a swim, some go for a walk, others will read something very specific in the morning; it’s entirely up to you.

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4. Find Positive Friends

You are much like the company that you keep, even if you won’t see it or admit it yourself. If you keep a bunch of negative people around you it becomes much harder to control your life, and feel positive and happy within it. To avoid this, simply try and find some positive minded friends who you can rely upon to keep you in high spirits when you are feeling down.

5. Answers Mean Positivity

Are you someone who tends to answer questions and queries in a negative way? Then it will start to impact on your mentality overall, trust us. Instead, what you should be doing is answering people in the right way; in a friendly, complementary manner that makes you feel happy and the person feel empowered and energized.

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To do this you simply need to use terms that sound really positive – merely referring to something as fantastic is enough to make you believe that it is. It’s simple mind psychology but spoken words really are important to us, so make the most of that to boost your mood.

Does this sound like the kind of mentality that you have and the kind of life that you lead? Then take the time needed to look into these answers and find a level of positivity and happiness that you can be comfortable and secure within.

 

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Last Updated on September 18, 2020

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

1. Exercise Daily

It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

3. Acknowledge Your Limits

Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

The basic nutritional advice includes:

  • Eat unprocessed foods
  • Eat more veggies
  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

    5. Watch Out for Travel

    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

    6. Start Slow

    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

    Final Thoughts

    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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