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26 LIFESTYLE SUNDAY JULY 20 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 body+soul www.bodyandsoul.com.au TELE01Z01BS - V1 b+s 08 LifestyLe W e all know the saying a picture paints a thousand words. Well, it works both ways: A few powerful words can help you visualise a healthier, happier you. Motivational quotes can stir us at an emotional level, making us want to make positive, active choices, Dr Joann Lukins, of Peak Performance Psychology, says. Our behaviours are heavily influenced by our emotions. Of course, quotes alone wont work magic. We need to plan what we can do with this additional energy and how we can turn it into a positive physical outcome, Lukins says, not just put it up on Pinterest! THE POWER OF WORDS Reignite your fire and get moving with these motivational quotes. By Nikki Wallman No matter how slow you go, you are still lappiNg everybody oN the couch Unknown If youre trying to get fit, this is a good one to remember when youre really struggling. Some is better than none is the golden rule here, Lukins says. You got up, you did something fantastic! If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got Albert einstein The results we attain are dependent upon our actions, Lukins says. Routines are hard to break, especially when theyre comfortable, but if you want your life to be different, something needs to change, whether its your behaviours or your attitude. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent eleAnor roosevelt We need to take responsibility for our own self-worth and not rely solely on other peoples opinions of us, Lukins says. Feedback from others is useful, but if other people make us feel worthless or lower our self-esteem, then we need to question the accuracy of their feedback and whether we benefit from having them in our lives. if youre tired of startiNg over, stop giviNg up Unknown Many people treat health and fitness like a project to be completed or abandoned when it gets hard, or we stall. However, Lukins says that we should be reflecting on why we relapse, identifying the barriers that stop us from making our behaviours permanent, and making realistic goals and changes so that we can succeed. a year from Now you will wish you had started today Karen Lamb Life is too short to live with regret, so if you do something today then youll be further along than if youd done nothing, Lukins says. doNt give up what you waNt most for what you waNt Now Unknown Sometimes it can be much easier to defer to present-moment pleasures or comforts, rather than something that will contribute to future goals, Lukins says. Whether you think you can or think you cant, youre right Henry Ford Self-belief is crucial to our confidence, Lukins says. When were confident, we greatly enhance the likelihood that well be successful. Numerous studies have linked greater levels of self-belief with success in healthy endeavours such as losing weight or exercising. We can also strengthen our self-belief by seeking out good support, instruction and guidance. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit Aristotle Research shows that it takes anywhere between 18 to 254 days for a healthy habit to form, so keep plugging away. take care of your body. its the oNly place you have to live Jim Rohn This quote is a reminder of the importance of our health, Lukins says. Not everything can necessarily be fixed or replaced if we dont treat ourselves well. its Not about haviNg time its about makiNg time Unknown Theres actually no such thing as time management, Lukins says. We all get the same 24 hours in a day. The question is how you manage yourself through that time. bodyandsoul.com.au Follow bodyandsoulrevolution on Instagram for a daily dose of health and wellbeing inspiration
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