You alter your lifestyle and change dietary habits to shed the extra unwanted fats from the body. During this course there are times when you lose hope and want to get back to where you started from. Then something in your mind says to stay on the track. There is some pushing factor that forces you to achieve what you desire and this pushing factor is the will power.
Will power comes from mind and it constantly tells you to “try harder”, “you must”, “you should” etc. This is the way your brain talks to you but not your soul.
It is the intention that comes from soul. Intention is gentle, loving, forgiving and is inspirational.
Difference between will power and intention
Let us explain you with an example. If you follow a diet plan to achieve the desired weight, and in some times you think of giving up the dietary and lifestyle changes. Will power that originates from your brain tell you to move on for few more weeks. It frustrates you and you feel out of the track. Then your health issues related to obesity reminds you how important it is to lose weight and inspires you to work for it.
The difference between two is will power is a restricted energy and easily depletes. It needs to be replenished again and again. Whereas the inspiration comes from intention that is gentle and kind. With a positive intention you enjoy your weight loss journey.
Will power make you work against yourself at times when you just don’t want to move forward. As said that will power originates from brain and brain works like a computer, whatever you feed in, it processes the same way.
It is all in your mind and you can achieve whatever you want only if the brain is in alignment with the intentions. When the brain is not aligned with the intentions it is then we feel out of the way and there is a push that unwantedly makes you move further.
Intention- the most important part in weight loss
You start your weight loss journey with some dreams and then you plan the ways to achieve it. Intention is the most important part in weight loss because you will never start if you don’t intend to. Everything begins with intention be it a weight loss or going to a party. If you intend to have a bite of cake, you are focused to only a bite.
How to set intention
Be clear what you want and exercise your emotions before you intend to take a step.
Intention is commitment and it is important to focus on the present.
If you are committed and your intentions are clear then enhance your accountability by speaking loud about your goal.
Intention can make endless possibilities. It comprises of what you are doing in present to bring your plan into action. In order to lose those extra pounds and to begin the journey towards weight loss it is essential to-
- Be clear of how much weight you want to shed
- Get clear on why you want to lose weight
- Release the love for unhealthy food and habits
- Love the obstacles you might come across
- Feel the reality
- Never force yourself
- Have trust on self and celebrate the time
Thus, for a long-lasting results of weight loss plans- consistency, positive intention and action is required. It is important for the brain to align with intention as it makes the weight loss journey easier and gets you nearer to the goal. Intention has a major role and gives better result when it comes to weight loss.