Since the beginning, we have been told that all we need to be happy and healthy is to eat healthy, exercise, and get a good night’s sleep. However, is it that easy to just indulge in these healthy habits or does one need a push to pursue all these things?
Well, of course, healthy habits come from within one. If your mind is not healthy then your lifestyle will also be unhealthy which means that you won’t be moving or exercising much and your mobility will be limited.
Of course, there are other reasons for limited mobility as well that go beyond mindset reasons. However, how can you cultivate a mindset that will get you closer to improved mobility? Let’s find out.
The importance of a positive mindset
Unless you don’t have a positive mindset, you will not take the steps that are necessary to improve mobility. As we get older, we start losing muscle and if we are inactive then this can lead to limited mobility and strength. Of course, this creates many barriers and ones that everyone needs to overcome to function normally in society.
However, if you have the mindset of “it is what it is”, then your mobility will stay the way it is and never improve. You have to be willing to change. Our thoughts are what turn into action so you need to think in a way that you need to improve this area of your life.
So, how can you achieve this positive mindset to improve mobility?
See the limitation as room to improve
Remove the word limitation from your dictionary. This is because it is not a limitation it is something you lack that you need to work on. Just changing the way you see your limited mobility can change your entire perception and mindset.
See your limited mobility as something to explore and work on. This will provide you with the drive to work on it and give you the motivation to improve mobility.
Take small steps every day
Everything adds up. Take one step every day to improve your mobility. It doesn’t have to be too hard. Maybe your goal for the day can be to walk for ten minutes. This way you can increase a few minutes every day and see how positively it impacts your mobility. You will realise that many barriers are created by your mind and not body!
Ask someone to help you out
Many people don’t take steps to improve mobility because they don’t want to do it alone. However, if you feel like this too then it is okay to ask for help. You can ask someone close to help you out and keep you on track so your mobility can improve. Just remember that it’s okay to ask for help and there is nothing negative about it.
Having a positive mindset and being open to change are the two most important things needed for improved mobility. You don’t have to live with these limitations if you don’t want to. Adopt a positive mindset and see how your life and mobility improves.
Furkan is the founder of Britannia Mobility. He has over 12 years experience of working in the mobility aids sector, and is passionate about researching ways in which people can live longer and more independently own their own homes.