Top New Year's resolution are to lose weight and giving up smoking. However, according to statistic 88% of all resolutions end in failure.
Willpower and self-control are more likely the answer to the failure. Though willpower can cause a diet failure, it is still possible to use motivation to lose weight by exercise mental discipline.
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7 Ways to Exercise Mental Discipline
1) Get used to your body in new ways
Switch your handedness and comb your hair, brush your teeth, stir your coffee or do other simple tasks with your non-dominant hand. Close your eyes and "sense" your way slowly around a room. Get truly conscious of the sounds and smells in the space around you. Also, use your feet to pick up things, flush the toilet or close a door. Read a page in a book held vertically and then upside down!
2) Find something to compliment others
Where normally you would criticize someone, find something to compliment them on instead! Suspend your judgment about that person as well, and view him (her) as simply another human being with different viewpoints than your own.
3) Look in your refrigerator briefly, but thoroughly
Then close the door and enumerate the items contained therein. Do the same with a room of your house, a store front window or a detailed picture on the wall.
4) Stepping directly into one life and viewing a situation as if you were that person
For 5 minutes every day, put yourself in another person's shoes and view things from another person's perspective for a change and see how it feels. Suspend your judgment about that person as well. Pretend you're an actor and taking on the part of that person in exact demeanor and manner. Feel how it feels!!
5) Think of what you want most
Whenever you catch yourself worrying, doubting or looking down on yourself, think instead of what you most want out of life in complete detail, and affirm to yourself the achievement of same. Replay this positive inner movie whenever negative thoughts intrude during your day.
6) Review what happened to you in the past 60 minutes
At the end of every daily hour, review what happened to you during the previous 60 minutes. This is good practice for getting more mindful throughout your day, and should only take seconds to do. At day's end, mentally review all the events that happened to you throughout the day up to your present point. Memory gaps about your day's events reveal unconscious moments.
7) Do something different every day
To develop flexibility and adaptability in your life, do something different every day. Shop at a different store. Take a different route home. Bake a pie or a loaf of bread. Involve yourself in a new game or sport, like roller skating, bowling, karate or sky diving. Introduce yourself to a new neighbor. Sameness every day is a death knell to your brain. For more complete usage of your brain, diverse stimulation is the key. It also gets you unstuck from habits and ruts that are bringing you unfavorable results.
Will you achieve your New Year's resolution? Stay focused. As for me, whom keep weight loss resolution for years, it's time to makes a bit adjustment. Instead of losing weight, I want to resolved a healthy weight loss by committed in exercising at least 3 times a week.
What is your New Year's resolution? Any thoughts welcome!