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Use your mindset to succeed with your goals!

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By Angela Kerrisk from Activate Fitness

It is a series of beliefs we hold about ourselves which determine our behaviour, outlook and mental attitude. To keep it simple - it is a way of thinking.

Your mindset is your collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits. And your thought habits influence how you think, what you feel, and behave in a given situation. What you think about consistently has a direct impact on your behaviour.

Whether you believe you are capable of change or stuck where you are, can make or break your ability to reach your goals. These beliefs are formed by things like your physical and social environments, your unique life experiences, education, culture, values, family upbringing and so much more!

Your mindset impacts how you make sense of the world, and how you make sense of yourself, so of course, it is unique to you.

“Fear of failure is higher when you’re not working on the problem. If you are taking action, you are less worried about failure because you realise you can influence the outcome” - James Clear

 

So how does it impact nutrition?

Because mindset is a valuable tool that impacts our actions, self-talk and behaviours, it has a huge effect on our ability to achieve our goals. Mindset is learned, so changing it requires both learning and unlearning. This shift can take longer than we might like, but it is this process of learning and growing that builds our growth mindset!

So how does this help us reach our nutrition and health goals?

According to Carol Dweck author of Mindset 

“The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead and live your life”

As you probably know following through with your goals and commitments isn’t easy, there are constant challenges that you have to face and it is your mindset that will determine whether you push through or give up.

Changing the way you think starts with identifying how you think. If you are not aware of it you can’t change it. Learning the differences between fixed and growth mindsets can be the difference between reaching your goal or going around in circles.

If you have a fixed mindset you hold the belief that your traits and talents are innate and unchangeable, you are more likely to avoid challenges, give up easily and feel threatened by the success of others.

Whereas if you have a growth mindset, you believe your qualities are based on your efforts and you have the ability to change and improve with effort and time. You know you can learn new things and develop new skills.

With a growth mindset, you embrace change and view failure as a chance to grow and feel inspired by the success of others.

 

This is how it might sound

“If I don’t try then I won’t fail”
            versus
“I only fail when I stop trying"

‘I am not strong enough to be good at lifting”
            versus
“Most beginners are not strong, but if I put in the work I will get there”

‘I am not very good at meal prep”
            versus
“Meal prep feels hard right now, but I am getting better”

Having a growth mindset doesn’t mean you won’t face setbacks, but the way you frame these will be the difference between giving up and trying again.

The good thing is you can use growth mindset habits and self-talk that work in one area and begin to apply them to other trickier areas.

Now that you know the differences between both it’s more obvious why the way you speak to yourself has implications for your success. It’s about telling ourselves that we can get what we want out of life if we put in enough effort and move towards our set goal.

You can have a growth mindset about your growth mindset!

The difference between you in the past and where you are now is proof that you can and will change. Admire yourself for doing the tough stuff - become your own cheerleader.

Remember doing this tough stuff is a choice you are making!

We can take steps to ensure that our children develop growth mindsets by praising efforts, not results. By focusing on the process rather than the outcome, we can help our kids understand that their efforts, hard work, and dedication can lead to change, learning, and growth both now and in the future.

 

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Help reduce the appearance of cellulite  

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help us look and feel better about it.

Yes, people often assume it’s down to a weight issue but it is associated with diet and exercise. It can affect all ages, male and female. There are many ways to help reduce and eliminate it.

Nothing can substitute for eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise. Just as with other signs of ageing, cellulite is best managed first and foremost by focusing on maintaining a healthy weight long term. But certain topical treatments may help it become less noticeable and improve skin’s overall appearance, if used regularly. Dry body brushing is one technique to try by brushing upwards every day towards the heart for increased blood circulation.

Using anti-cellulite products can help if you are doing regular exercise and watching your diet, but if you feel you need a boost to get you headed in the right direction, there is a few different salon treatments that can be of benefit.

The Universal Contour Body Wrap is a great treatment which results in inch loss due to the detoxing effect of the sea clay or also the Electro Cellulite Massage rollers (ECM) by CACI Machine, which is a 12-session course over four weeks, this is recommended for desired results.

Pilates is always an amazing lifestyle choice. Having the toning tables for the past 30 years in Killarney, we are lucky to hear the amazing results from our clients past and present. Some have even been with us since we started! The male and female reviews have reported reduced cellulite with weekly appointments, improved posture, increased energy and mostly reduced cellulite.

To book an appointment or to find out more information, call 064 6632966. 

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Car dealers are now hubs for Ukrainian donations

Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine. Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages […]

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Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine.

Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages that have signed up for the project.

Under the scheme, the garages will be used as collection hubs for essential equipment that will be transported to the war torn country.

“We have a very large and loyal customer base and we are appealing through them to make donations,” Adam’s of Tralee General Manager, Marcus O’Shea, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Any dealer could have signed up for this but we are one of only two in Kerry to do so.”

The garages, following advice from humanitarian agencies in Ukraine, have created a very specific list of what is urgently needed out there.

These include generators, solar battery chargers, batteries, power banks, flashlights, drones and tablets.

Medical equipment like First Aid kits (NATO standard) and other medical items are also sought.

People can assist by either dropping goods to the two garages or by making a donation via www.safeharbourforukraine.org.

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