Let’s talk about mindset. I believe that our mind underpins everything in our lives, that our mindset, our perspectives, our thoughts, what we think, what we say to ourselves, all have a profound impact on our lives.
In the fitness community we likely spend a lot of time on training and nutrition, even rest and recovery…How much time do we invest in our mind though?
“No one is more influential in your life than you are because no one talks to you more than you talk to you.”
We have a constant conversation going on with ourselves. In this inner discussion we are always talking about life, others, ourselves, and the things we say to ourselves are important because they inform how we feel and how we act.
What are you saying to you about yourself?
What are you saying about others?
Do you take ownership of your thoughts?
Are your thoughts encouraging or discouraging?
Are they resourceful or unresourceful?
Have you ever stopped to think about your thinking, to notice what you think and question what you think? We may not even realize it but sometimes thoughts go through our heads that aren’t true. Sometimes we have thought patterns that have been ingrained in us for years and we don’t even realize they are sabotaging our progress.
The First Step is Awareness
When it comes to our mind the first step in awareness. Bringing awareness to our mind, to our thoughts. This might mean we will have to slow down and be still for a little bit in order to “watch” our minds, which can feel uncomfortable at first however in the long run, it’s so worth it!