(Thing 4) Bin the ‘ALL OR NOTHING MENTALITY
The human brain is capable of development and growth and it’s attached to you! So having a fixed mindset about any one single thing actually hinders you!
It’s possible to hate rock music but like a track by a rock artist or even go to a rock concert.
It’s possible to hate fish… but discover it’s actually just ‘fishy fish’ you don’t like. The same is true for exercise!
Unless you’re a fitness professional, it’s highly likely that you know even less than you think you do about your own exercise despite what you’ve googled 😂 ‘I only do cardio’, ‘I only do weights’, ‘I only like spin’ is like saying you're a food enthusiast but only eat rice. Perhaps the things you think you don’t like are just not packaged the right way or maybe you’ve never tried it in someone else’s flavouring! Thinking that fitness is all about the specific workout that you 'only do', on a day that you feel like working out, at a time that’s 'convenient' is simply going to result in you simply
not doing anything instead...
We’ve all been there! You're not going to find a fitness club that has the exact fit for you because that would mean someone came up with 8 billion exact times, different types of easy, fun, acceptable exercise, locally, to suit every individual on the planet…
Let's start here... forget memberships, forget all or nothing long term commitments for a minute just start simple...
1 workout per week at a time that you can 'kind of' do,
1 healthy meal each week,
1 positive thought or deed for someone else each week is enough and lays a foundation upon which you can build.
On the other hand being too 'all in' can often mean that you’re too inflexible to adapt to inevitable change.
In either case what you need is DISCIPLINE. It’s not about feeling all in, feeling ‘ motivated ‘ right now. It’s about being disciplined. Use the diary, plan ahead, schedule in time to do things which excite you and get your blood pumping and above all be disciplined in doing those very simple things and you will change your entire life one day at a time!
Earlier this week I spoke about making your fails 🤏🏽 tiny.
Keep that in mind as we move forward.
No one is perfect
No one... WON'T make mistakes this year
But make those fails as 🤏🏽 as possible and the ability to recover from them and limit their impact will maintain the balance and happiness you deserve to experience more often in your life
Welcome to 2023 🥂🍾🔋🥋