I learnt some extremely powerful breathing and visualisation techniques from an ex-Navy Seal and founder of Unbeatable Mind, Mark Divine, along with multiple world record holder Wim Hoff. These techniques, if used consistently over time, will enhance your health and wellbeing significantly. Having a clear vision of what you want and how you are going to get there sounds simple but very few people do it. Are you ready to challenge yourself and do the following to become UNSTOPPABLY FIT?
For full transparency possibly like you, I struggle with consistency on the below, what I do know is when I’m at my best is when I commit to the following mindset hacks.
What works for me is making a commitment and completing it in 2-4 week chunks, with a specific outcome I MUST achieve at the end of the time frame.
My suggestion is to set a goal to complete the below mindset hacks for the next 14 days and see if it works for you?
Unstoppable Mindset Hack # 1 – Visualise & Feel Yourself as Already Being UNSTOPPABLY FIT
There is immense power in self belief; it starts with visualising where you want to be.
“What perceive and believe you will achieve”
Next time you listen to a world champion boxer or contender for the title interviewed for an upcoming title shot, take note of the language they use, in their mind they’ve already won the belt and visualized it around their waist.
Right now, I want you to close your eyes and visualise the fittest, healthiest and happiest version of yourself.
What does your UNSTOPPABLY FIT self look like?
What specific details can you picture about your body shape, or your fitness level?
How does it feel to be UNSTOPPABLY FIT?
Why do you want to be this way?
How will being Unstoppably Fit improve your life?
Will you be able to attract a new partner?
Do you see yourself running around more with your kids?
Think about all of your reasons for wanting to be UNSTOPPABLY FIT and feel those reasons deeply within. It’s critical to develop a very clear and strong image in your head of what you want. Keep thinking about it and feeling it, like when you’re driving your car or when you’re having a shower. The more you think and feel about it, the stronger that image will become in your brain (through building new neural pathways), and the easier it will be to achieve your goal of being UNSTOPPABLY FIT!
Unstoppable Mindset Hack # 2 – What Are Your Goals & How Do You Master Your Motivation?
Now, with your UNSTOPPABLY FIT image in mind, think about your goals and why they’re important to you.
NOW write down your goals with a dead line of achievement.
The key to your motivation is your “why” and how your “why” makes you feel. If all of the reasons you have to become UNSTOPPABLY FIT make you feel good then you’ll stay on track to achieve what you want.
Don’t believe me? Think about a time when you felt demotivated. How were you feeling about yourself? Were you focused on the reasons why you couldn’t do something? Did that make it seem even harder to achieve your goals? Then think about a time when you were feeling totally motivated? How were you feeling about yourself and were your thoughts positive or negative?
This is a quote I want you to remember any time your thoughts start turning negative and you feel your motivation slipping away…
“Feed the positive dog, not the negative dog.”
There are two dogs that live inside of us – the positive dog and the negative dog. If you always feed the negative dog, it’s going to get big and beat the crap out of the positive dog. What you focus on is what you’ll experience. When you put your mental energy into feeding the positive dog you’ll be able to achieve your goals and live an UNSTOPPABLY FIT life.
Unstoppable Mindset Hack # 3 – Start Your Day In A Performance Zone State
Ex Navy Seal Mark Divine recommends developing a morning ritual to kick your day off with purpose! Do this for at least a week and see how much of a difference it makes. See if anyone comments on how much calmer you are.
Take 10mins each morning to do the following:
Start with some box breathing. Box breathing is something you can do anytime you feel stressed.
Find a quiet space where the phone or other people won’t interrupt you.
Sit up straight in a comfortable chair.
Put your feet flat on the floor and relax your hands in your lap.
Close your eyes or dim the lights in the room.
Close your mouth and breath in slowly through your nose.
Count to four as you inhale. Hold your breath for four seconds. You are not trying to deprive your body of oxygen, but need to allow a few seconds for the air to fill your lungs. Concentrate on your belly and notice how it also moves when you inhale deeply.
Open your mouth slightly and slowly exhale to a count of four. Hold the exhale to another count of four.
Allow the air to fill your belly and notice how it passes over your chest.
One of the goals of boxed square breathing is to bring the respiratory system back into alignment and end the shallow breathing that results from the fight or flight response mode the body enters when feeling stressed.
Visualise yourself completing your top 3 priorities for the day
Do you have an important meeting that you want to be confident, calm and in control of?
Do you want to have a fun day with your kids and not let anything stress you?
Do you want to have an effective training session at the gym?
Whatever you want, visualise it as if it’s already happened and feel grateful that it happened the way you wanted so you can keep driving that progress towards your goals.
Anytime during the day if you start to feel overwhelmed or things are spiralling out of control, repeat this technique again to avoid falling into the negative mindset trap. If you don’t get your mindset right, you will always find an excuse for “why you can’t do something” and you’ll never achieve your UNSTOPPABLY FIT you.
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