Develop a Healthy Mindset: Becoming Superhuman One Day at a Time
Any change in terms of health is difficult, whether your motivation is to lose weight, gain muscle, improve symptoms of a particular condition, improve your brain performance, improve your physical performance, become superhuman, etc. your mindset is very important.
Without the right mindset, it will be hard to stick to the goals that you set for yourself. It will be hard to stick to things in the long term, it will be hard to become the superhuman version of yourself, and it will be a lot easier to become miserable during the process.
The right mindset can help you stay positive and excited along your journey of becoming superhuman. It does not mean that you will feel positive and excited every moment, but that you will be able to focus more on the things that are important and focus more on where you have control and where you can change things.
In this blog post, we decided to give you a few tips on developing a healthy mindset, which is the kind of mindset it takes in order to obtain optimal health and become superhuman.
What you need to know about developing a healthy mindset is that you need to focus on things one day at a time. Yes, at first, it is a good idea to write down your goals, to identify where you want to be in three months, six months, or a year in terms of your health and superhuman journey, but then try to train and condition yourself to only focus on things one day at a time or even one healthy decision at a time.
Try to be present in the moment and to live for the day, because if you keep focusing on the end goal and everything you still want to achieve in the next three months, six months, or a year, then you will feel overwhelmed, and it can make you feel negative. It can make you anxious and stressed, and even lead to self-sabotage. Self-sabotage is not part of a healthy or superhuman mindset.
We often self-sabotage because what we actually want seems so far away, and getting it seems like such an enormous task. Becoming superhuman is an enormous goal. We crave instant gratification, so then we reach for things that do give us instant pleasure and instant gratification like food, which actually then just gets in the way of our goals. But if you focus on things one day at a time, and becoming healthier one day at a time, then it will be a lot easier to not feel overwhelmed and to feel positive, because you can focus on the day’s victories.
You can focus on what you managed to achieve that day. Focus on what you did that helped you to become healthier and that helped you become 1% healthier than you were the day before, which is a great mindset to also have.
Just trying to be healthier and better than you were yesterday is all you really can do in the quest to become a healthy superhuman. You will not lose all the weight or become completely healthy overnight. You will not gain all of the muscle you want or completely enhance your cognitive performance by 100%. Getting rid of any symptoms you may have because of a condition takes time, and the only thing that you can do is to try and be closer to being really healthy one day at a time.
At the end of the day, ask yourself: “did my decisions today help me to get one step closer to being healthy and to becoming superhuman?” If you are just 1% closer to your body being as healthy as possible, then in a year, you will be 365% closer to being the healthy/superhuman you that you have been dreaming of becoming.
You can break up your day further into focusing on being healthier one meal at a time, workout at a time, and decision at a time. At each meal, you can ask yourself: “is this food choice getting me closer to or further away from reaching my goals?”
Focusing on things one day at a time can teach you to learn to focus on what your body needs on a daily basis. If you are very tired one day, the decision to sleep late or take a nap could advance your health and give your body a chance to rest and recover, while getting up early to do a hard workout will cause you to be over-trained and even more fatigued, and increase your chances of becoming injured.
We are more likely to focus on things that we can experience the benefits of in the present. With becoming healthy, it can be difficult, because we have to wait to see results. I have a journal, and in this journal, I have made a calendar on which I answer the question “am I healthier than I was yesterday?” by just ticking a box.
This is a way for me to experience some sort of quick gratification. Taking a moment after each meal or workout to reflect on how the nutrients or exercise are helping to make my body and cells healthier has also been quite helpful in bringing my focus to the present when it comes to health and finding joy in the process.
I guess you could say that this is a way of teaching yourself to develop a growth mindset (I highly recommend the book “Mindset” by Carol Dweck). Having a growth mindset means that you focus on being a learner, you believe in your ability to figure things out, you are not afraid of a challenge, you learn from your mistakes, and you allow yourself to fail.
Do yourself a favour, and start to condition yourself to focus on things one day at a time, on getting closer to becoming the superhuman version of yourself one day at a time.