I’m a certified health and nutrition coach with an obsession for croissants and muffins and a passion for helping Brides-to-be, MOBs, and Bridesmaids feel beautiful and confident on the special day they're a part of.
Your mindset is the main factor behind whether or not you’ll even stick to your health goals. You can help your mindset adapt to new lifestyle changes in a variety of ways, but here are just a few that can help jumpstart it for you!
1. Positive Affirmations
It rings true that the more you tell yourself something, the sooner you’ll start to believe it. The same goes for positive affirmations- either telling yourself something over and over again or having someone else do it. It’s as simple as looking at yourself in the mirror and telling yourself, “You’re going to finish all your work today,” or “You’re going to exercise for 30 minutes today and absolutely crush it!”
It can go as far as more personal, in-depth affirmations, such as, “You are loved and you are worth it.” Sometimes hearing it from someone else is a huge help, and there’s plenty of videos like that on YouTube – simply search “Positive Affirmations” or “Positive Affirmations ASMR ” and you’ll find tons of them! Peaceful affirmations will help you stay positive. Here are some of my favorite morning affirmations.
You might feel a bit silly doing meditation the first time around, but it’s actually so good for you. Not only does it help you focus on breathing, but it also slows down your heart rate, helps you relax, and can prepare you for a good night’s sleep.
Did you know practicing meditation can help reduce stress and anxiety? One study found that nearly 1,300 adults from a meta-analysis found that meditation decreased their anxiety. Amazing, right?
An easy way to develop a meditation practice is to use the Calm app. This app has been life-changing for me and I can’t go to bed without it now! It helps me relax and fall asleep every night.
3. Start the Day with Gratitude
Wake up every day on the right side of the bed. Thank God (or whatever higher power you may believe in) that you were able to wake up for one more morning and make the best of your day ahead. Maybe even plan your day in your head, ponder all the great things you’ll do. Think about how great you’ll feel after your day is finished and you can reward yourself with a good night’s sleep and wake up again tomorrow morning. This is technically a form of positive affirmation, and not only is it great for increasing your feeling of gratitude, but it also helps to keep yourself feeling regularly inspired.
If you’re lucky enough to have a friend who has similar goals, you can become “gratitude buddies” and share your daily gratitude with each other via text every morning. This can be life changing, too! Learn more about this practice here.
Practicing all of this can help ensure you’re taking care of your mind, body, and soul.
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Stephanie began her fitness journey of training women in 2014 as a yoga teacher. As a certified personal trainer and certified health coach, she has since grown her bridal fitness programs for women internationally. Stephanie works with brides and helps them look and feel their best for their big day. Her programs are accessible through her app, from fitness to nutrition, all for brides-to-be! Ready to feel confident in your wedding dress? Get the free Bridal Arms Mini Guide!
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