Going to the gym, having a balanced diet and leading a healthy life has become a new lifestyle in the recent years. It has been the subject of many publications within the world of social media, but what if we carry this trend to the next level?
As I was mentally rushing through my newly drafted resolutions, a sudden realisation hit me, “I am doing the exact same thing I have been doing for the last twenty something years”. 2019 has to be my most improved and strongest year, so I had to come up with a new definite mindset.
These are some suggestions I have set for myself that will help you accomplish your fitness resolutions this year:
1. From Resolution to Reality
To begin with, establish the resolution as a GOAL. Don't be vague, be precise, write it down. When committing to a goal, you must commit to the process with immediate action, making the journey an exciting experience.
Goal example: Do handstands and splits as effortlessly as the yogis I see on Instagram. This sounds like a very simple goal, but in reality, it takes a lot of dedication to achieve. So, the first step is to immediately sign up and start attending that 7 a.m. yoga class and experiment with more challenging upper body routines.
2. No Limits: Don’t be good, be great!
Not only physically, but mentally too. Refuse to be limited, aim to go far and beyond. You will definitely come across humps and uncertainties that will make you question yourself. However, once you set your goal in mind and act immediately, it is amazing how far your body can go. Pushing yourself beyond the limits will help you realise how capable your body is by finding the greater will within.
3. It's a Mental Game
Exercising your mind is just as important as exercising your body. There are endless options in which one can put this into practice with exercises that require mental dexterity, meditation or simply resting better. The point is to find the most suitable one for you. Your mind must be in tune with your being. Sharpen your mind daily. When you visualise your goal as a reality, it is determined to be.
4. Don't Be The Same, Be Better!
Welcome change. Change your routines, workouts and most especially attitude to add excitement to your life. If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always got. Hanging on to the same safe, easy ideas and habits does not leave any room for growth. Make it fun. Find a new routine, experiment with other skills, sign up for a new class, compete in a race and find a new reason for pushing yourself until it feels like a hobby other than an obligation.
5. Self Care
Finally, you should reward yourself, you deserve it. The process is demanding, gruelling and requires your complete will. Ask more from your body and in exchange, pay close attention to it and reward it.
It's time to step up your game, take a new perspective on goals and remind yourself that you’re capable of strive for greatness. These goals serve as means to be better. Don't focus on the end result, but the process. Live and be present every step of the way. Remember it's all about you and the pursuit of your goals.