There is no denying that 2020 is definitely up there as one of the most challenging years we have experienced, as the world came to terms with adapting to the global pandemic of the Corona Virus. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a New Year, New You article. We are going to go a little deeper by looking at two elements which I believe will help us get through 2021.
Those elements are mindset and wellbeing.
With the gyms being closed across the country, it is extremely difficult to find the motivation and discipline to keep active. The easy option is to not exercise, to comfort eat, watch television and drink. I know this because I have friends who are doing just that. Friends who used to be in the gym 5 times a week doing exercise have now gone weeks without exercising. This is understandable, and I hope this article will help you. It doesn’t take a fitness professional to tell you that this is potentially undoing the hard work they have done and that they are giving themselves a mountain to climb when the gyms do open again.
When it comes to fitness, I have worked with many people and a big part of whether they are successful or not when training with me, comes down to their mindset and wellbeing. There is only so much a Personal Trainer can do, when the biggest challenge comes down to the individual and what they do when they are not with you, this taps into their mindset. Some of those people are CEO’s, business men and women, members of the royal family, parents, single parents, fitness enthusiasts, pre or post-natal or have a health condition. Being able to balance a healthy lifestyle with work, feeding a family, home schooling, having a social life is extremely difficult but it is possible.
Mentally, we are going through something which we have never experienced before and the new normal is boring, not as fun as before and is restricting us but if we focus on trying to adjust our mindset to small wins, we will not only feel better with a sense of fulfilment but we will actually turn something negative into a positive.
Here are some tips that can help you get your mindset and wellbeing on track. In no particular order:
- Focus on the little things you can do that make you happy
- Learn a new skill
- Spend time with family or friends
- Do some form of exercise every day
- Eat your 5 a day fruit and vegetables
- Read more
- Set weekly targets to focus on
- Stretch every morning when you wake up
- Write down your goals or things you are grateful for
- Go for a long walk in the fresh air
- Play a sport you haven’t played in years
Yes, the above are related to fitness and nutrition. But they are heavily associated with mindset and wellbeing. Being physically active and fuelling your body with the right Macro and Micronutrients can have a big impact on our mood, our confidence, our health, our physique and much more.
I hope you found this article valuable and that the tips that work for me and my clients, will work for you too. Get in touch to see how I can help you.
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