How Daydreaming Can Help You Reach Your T-Tapp Goal
by Charlotte Siems
When you envision your future, do you daydream of being out of shape and overweight? When you think about what your ideal, average day would look like, does it include exhaustion and outgrowing your favorite clothes?
When you want to change your life, sometimes the place to start is what you don’t like about your life right now. That gives you a clue as to what you DO want. But when you focus only on what you don’t want, you get more of it.
Do you constantly think about how rotten you are at staying consistent or how much you don’t like to exercise? What kind of feelings is that creating? Probably a vague feeling that you’re in trouble or someone is mad because you’re not consistent and that exercise is bad and a punishment. How’s that working for you?
Tell yourself the truth about where you are now. No weeping, no gnashing of teeth. It is what it is. If you’re skipping more workouts than you’re doing, admit it. But don’t get into a downward spiral of thinking only of failure and lack.
Especially if enthusiasm is fading, find some success stories. The T-Tapp website is full of them and they are absolutely true. Buy a magazine with before and after photos. Find some photos of someone who was about your current size and has made it to your goal size. Read about them, study the photos. Then fix your own future self firmly in your mind.
Of course daydreaming won’t magically make you slim without any effort on your part. But your mind is so closely intertwined with your body that what you choose to think about can dramatically affect your results.
Choosing to think about your workout schedule with enthusiasm rather than dread will make a big difference in your consistency. Why would you want to do something that you dislike, avoid and think negatively about? You’ve set that up in your mind when you casually allow that type of thought. When it’s time to lace up your shoes, your brain will recall “Oh yeah, this is the pits” and your emotions will follow.
Sure, you have to sweat and work hard to get results with T-Tapp, but congratulating yourself and rewarding yourself along the way will help you associate pleasure with exercise. When you always associate pain and distaste with exercise, you’ll avoid it.
This works with other areas of your life, by the way. Choose wisely how you set yourself up to associate pain and pleasure with anything.
Take a minute now to daydream about how it will be when you reach your goal. Think about some fun shopping and the surprise of others when they haven’t seen you in a long time. Feel it, enjoy it. I did this lots of times on my way from size 22 to 6.
Then start making your dream a reality, thinking about how you’re moving towards your vision, loving yourself along the way. Set your sights, take it one day at a time and sooner than you think, your daydream will be reality!