When I hear the phrase becoming fit by 1st thought is getting fit physically. I think that’s been part of my problem because when I think of getting fit physically, I think you know I can keep the weight under control. Oh, I can keep my muscles toned and feeling better about myself, and I feel like I have more energy. All of those components are true, except getting fit and becoming fit starts mentally. If we can’t mentally get ourselves healthy and ready, the rest will not be achievable.
If you are an athlete and don’t have your mind conditioned to the rigorous workouts and diets you need to adhere to, do you honestly think you can achieve your goals if you’re consistently off track? Athletes train their bodies and minds to become fit mentally and physically. They are examples of how every day, people can utilize the same skills. Being mentally fit allows us to do many different things. One of the main things is that we can be present. Most of us make better decisions when calm, have clear minds and retain and process information more accessible. This task usually allows us to have better relationships and become better engaged with the people around us.
Another critical element to becoming fit is to stop responding without thinking. Oy. This one is difficult for a lot of us. When our buttons get pushed to the max, many of us react without thinking through the ramifications. The problem with this is when we deal with emotional decisions; they are usually not the best approach. Logical conclusions are best, but we are human. This task is not always easy, and it’s easy to criticize what a person does after the fact. Remember, there will always be times in our lives when thinking is not going to happen. It will take us time to process our emotions, especially if our hearts break. But, don’t let that reality deter you from gaining new perspectives and logic along the way.
Spread optimism and positivity. Look, you don’t have to be happy-go-lucky all the time, but very few people get positive energy from folks like Eeyore. Optimism and positivity are infectious, and sometimes the thing we need to help motivate change. I have a very close friend that I work out with throughout the year. She and I keep pushing each other with lots of optimism and positivity. When either of us starts to feel downtrodden or depressed, we remind each other of the positive things in our lives. That’s when both of us remind ourselves of the habits we need to not only implement but stick to, which can be challenging at times.
When people are sleeping well, it can do wonders for energy, mind, and body. When we get enough rest, we can face the world with a stronger mentality. Too little sleep can make a person irritable, short-tempered, irrational, and less logical. Too much sleep can make a person lag with their energy, but like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, your body feels like it is just right when you get enough rest. You can make better decisions and face the world in a more positive mode.
Once you get the mentality part of your system ready, you can work on the physical aspect. All of this information posted is from several different websites. Here are some of the reference sources. Another thing to keep in mind is that there is tons of information about the best types of physical exercising a person can and should do. Still, it’s essential to double-check with your doctor if you have any complications that might interfere with something that interests you.
Take care of yourself and your fitness. It’s no longer about being physically fit only. Our mental acuity has taken a severe hit over the last few years. Mental Health is something that people don’t discuss much until problems arise. There will always be people and situations to give us stress, but what’s important is that we take the time to listen to our bodies and do everything we can to stay fit all the way around. Have a great day, everyone.