Belief systems are the fundamental set of ideas, values, and attitudes that shape our perception of the world and influence our behavior. They are often deeply ingrained in us, and may not be easily recognized or questioned. However, negative belief systems can be detrimental to our mental and emotional well-being, and can limit our ability to reach our full potential. Therefore, it is essential to rework negative belief systems in order to live a fulfilling and satisfying life. In this essay, we will explore the importance of belief systems, and examine the ways in which we can rework negative belief systems to achieve positive outcomes.
Below is a small workshop I'd like you to do everyday (or at least review everyday after having written it down) to help you rework a negative belief system that is holding you back.
1. Identify your limiting beliefs:
Write down your current beliefs around your weight and the scale, such as "If the scale weight goes up, I will lose my progress and become fat."
2. Challenge your limiting beliefs:
Review your beliefs and ask yourself if they are really true.
Look for evidence that supports your beliefs, as well as evidence that contradicts them.
Consider alternative perspectives that might help you reframe your beliefs.
3. Reframe your beliefs:
Write down a new belief that aligns with your goals and values, such as "Gaining weight is a necessary part of the process to put on muscle tissue and become stronger and healthier."
Repeat this new belief to yourself whenever you notice the old belief creeping back in.
Create a list of affirmations that support your new belief and read them daily.
4. Focus on non-scale victories:
Identify other markers of progress that are important to you, such as how your clothes fit or how you feel.
Write down these markers of progress and track them regularly.
Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, to reinforce positive feelings about your progress.
5. Take action:
Create a plan for focusing on non-scale victories, such as trying on a piece of clothing that used to be too tight or setting a fitness goal to work towards.
Practice positive self-talk to reinforce your new belief system.
Reach out to a supportive friend or professional if you need extra help.