Top 5 Mental Hacks To Unleash Your Inner Strength!

Inner strength is not a combative force but it is a powerful one; it is your connection to greater things and your key to survival. Your inner strength is something that you can always tap into to help you overcome anything seemingly negative or to help you reach your goals and aspirations, be they fitness or otherwise. Time to tap in instead of out; unlock what lies beneath the surface using these Top 5 Mental Hacks To Unleash Your Inner Strength!

1. Don’t ‘fight’ against any seemingly negative circumstance
Your strength lies in your struggles and in having a degree of faith that they happen for a reason. You can only act to change something once you accept it for what it is and determine what control you have over it. You’re born with a natural instinct to survive, to go beyond limits and to endure any circumstance placed before you.  The intensity of that resource can only be unlocked in adversity, when you are placed under pressure. Accept it as a gift and a chance to grow then take action!

2. Believe in yourself no matter what
As long as you believe in yourself you have the ability to adapt and override anything! Solutions to problems or challenges can always be found, and there is always a way! Focus your thoughts to see where your resilience lies in affecting the best possible outcome. “As you think, so shall you become” said Bruce Lee. Visualise positive scenarios and use positive self-talk dialogue to keep enhancing that power of self belief.

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3. Live in the here and now, without the weight of the past, or fear of the future.
If you focus too much on the past you can literally freeze yourself from moving forward; if you focus too far ahead then you will worry about what’s coming. Seize the here and now! What can you do, today, to move forward? Be powerful in the moment! “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” said Ralph Waldo Emerson.

4. Let go of other people’s expectations of you
To tap into your inner strength, you need to know who you are and what you stand for and you need to trust yourself! If you spend your time trying to fit in with other people’s perceptions of you, you will drift away from your own ‘sat nav’ guidance system, your own strength, your own wisdom, and your own instincts. You should always be the most authentic you and follow your heart.

5. Do things that take you out of your comfort zone
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there”. Life is about growth and testing situations; stepping out of ‘safe’ places encourages access to inner strength which, like a muscle, gets stronger the more you rely on and use it!

Remember you have personal, inner resources that are powerful beyond measure…You are bigger and stronger than any fear, challenge or circumstance. Transcend yourself (and do your own “trance-end-dance”!) We’ll leave you with the phrase from the US boxing wear, MMA and fitness company Everlast: Greatness Lies Within!

Christine Evangelou

Christine is a Level 3 qualified fitness trainer and her main passion is motivating and teaching people. She believes in helping people be the best they can be by encouragement and support. She loves body weight and conditioning exercises, dance for fitness, and running. She's also into Yoga, the more 'zen' side of fitness. She's followed gluten free and vegetarian diets and feels that food, like exercise, should be fun and make you feel good!

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