Did you know that although you have a chronic illness, you are a strong, powerful and incredible warrior? Every single day you fight for better health in ways that most healthy people will never understand. It’s ok if you don’t feel like a warrior. In fact, it’s ok if you feel somewhat defeated and a bit like a victim. Yes, it’s ok to feel this way but it’s not ok to stay in this defeatist realm. Instead, it is now time to turn the tides. It is now time to change your mindset from victim to warrior. Once you do, your life will ultimately change for the best.
To have the mindset of a warrior, you must have a shift in your mental attitude and views. You must see yourself as strong and courageous. You must see yourself as a truly unique, powerful, and strong person. You must see yourself as a warrior who is able to win the struggle against self-doubt!
Even if you don’t feel like a warrior (but want to see yourself as one), you must be willing to strengthen your mental warrior muscles. You must be willing to see yourself for the warrior that you will soon become – strong, courageous, and highly valued. Once you do this, you will not only improve your outlook but you’ll improve the quality of your life, too.
Here are four ways to help you become warrior strong.
1. Be clear about what you want
When you travel, you plan out where you are going to go. In most instances, you don’t just hop in your car and go somewhere. Most folks plan out their trips. Likewise, in order become the warrior you want to become, you must have an action plan. You must know what you want to accomplish in life. You must be able to visualize your dreams. You must be willing to eliminate self-defeating patterns and be willing to embrace more positive ones. When you have a good idea of what you want, you can focus on the things that will help you accomplish your goals.
2. Set up a strong support system
When you surround yourself with positive people, you feel more motivated, driven, and energized. By surrounding yourself with people who encourage you, you stay encouraged. This includes family members, friends or online support groups. In addition, it is important to motivate yourself. Be your own biggest fan. Create a journal and write about your experiences in an organized manner to help you think through your plans. Use calendar reminders so that you don’t have an excuse for forgetting things that are important to you. When you set a goal, take consistent action to get your biggest priorities done before you move on to your next ones. By setting mini goals, you can feel a sense of accomplishment when you complete them.
3. Learn to love the things you hate
Instead of running from the things that you are uncomfortable with, attack them like a warrior. Approach these things with the same passion as the things that you naturally love. This will help to strengthen your mental warrior muscles and make you unafraid to take on new challenges in the future. You battle illness every single day and can certainly accomplish much more than you think. Learn to embrace failure as a stepping stone to bigger and better things!
4. Keep your Momentum
Do not sabotage yourself or your efforts to change your life. You have worked hard to be where you are. Once you have fine-tuned your warrior mindset, continue to keep your momentum. Do not allow negativity, laziness, or emotional distress to slow you down. Do not allow the problems of others to break your concentration. Remember any problem they have with you is exactly that—THEIR PROBLEM. Don’t allow their problems to be your problems. Instead, focus on supporting yourself and making yourself happy.