With the long days of summer and record breaking temperatures weighing down on you in East Brunswick, it can get especially difficult to stay motivated to get outside and stick to your medical weight loss plan. Don’t let the unyielding temperature affect the success of your OPTIFAST weight loss program. Stay on track as the summer takes its final bend by developing a motivational mantra, or a small saying that will get you going every time.
What’s in a Mantra?
A mantra is what you make of it. The concept of a mantra comes out of Eastern medicine. Whenever you say anything, the sound makes a vibration. Together, the flow of words coming out of your mouth creates a wave of energy. The right combination of words is thought to be able to stimulate your energy levels and improve your concentration and motivation. This series of words becomes a mantra—something that you can repeat to yourself over and over again in times of hardship until you power through the task at hand and come out on the other side.
A mantra can be a quote or saying that you find particularly powerful, or might even be a lyric to a favorite song. In classical Hinduism, spiritual advancement cannot be achieved without a mantra. Here in our Western society mantras aren’t relied upon as heavily, but developing one of your own might make motivating yourself through your medical weight loss program a bit more manageable.
Developing your own mantra doesn’t cost you anything more than a bit of thought and internal speculation as to what motivates you. While your own personal mantra is something that you are going to need to find yourself, hearing a few popular mantras that have helped inspire others might point you in the direction of finding a mantra of your own.
Here are a few popular mantras that might help motivate you:
- You can’t always change your life, but you can change the way you see the world.
- You’re stronger than you think you are.
- Happiness doesn’t depend on success; success depends on happiness.
- If you work your body, it’ll work for you.
- If you don’t start somewhere then you are going nowhere.
- With every step you take, you are that much closer to who you will one day be.
- Thinking you don’t have any power is the surest way to not have any.
These are just a few examples of popular mantras. Try them out by saying them out loud and see if they inspire you at all to get up and go. If these don’t work, then do a bit of soul searching and think of something that does strike a nerve. If you have a mantra that works great for you, then share it in a comment below.