As the Mental Health Awareness Week came to an end last week, we believe we should always remind ourselves of the importance of our mental health.
Every week we are sharing all the learnings and practices from this course with our community. This is a wonderful and difficult journey through understanding ourselves better and create more compassion in our lives.
A fitter, stronger mind for a richer, healthier life
We realised we train our bodies every single day at the gym, but not enough of us train our minds as often as we should. Just like you are not born with your physical body set in stone, your mindset is malleable too.
A fitter, stronger mind facilitates a richer, more meaningful, healthier life; just as a fitter, stronger body allows for a healthier existence.
Better than physical training
At Andfit we know we can do better than physical training and our aim is to integrate mindset training into our culture.
After all, when we sign up at the gym, we’re not just looking for a more capable body. We’re looking for the confidence, resilience, and the freedom that body brings.
Where do we start to improve our mindset?
So how do we improve our mindset? Where do we start?
There is no right or wrong in mindset training. The journey is different and unique for each one of us, but there are definitely some tips you can follow to improve it quicker and with purpose. Here we go!
- Write it down
The power of journaling is underrated. Just like we head to Wodify or any gym app to register our best time, PRs and the number of reps done today, nothing prevents us to take 5 mins a day to write down our feelings, beliefs, frustrations…. Getting it out physically is the start: we know where we are.
- Imagine it
How do we get where we want? Imagine your perfect day, think big. Just like we set up to get a handstand walk by Christmas, we can also set up to achieve better communication, less stress, more self-respect, more courage and so on.
- Scale it
Break down your path to your perfect day into smaller measurable steps over a period of time. Just like we scale the workouts to get to the RX movement, we need to scale our mindset training too.
- Learn from the past
Do you remember that time you blew up and could not finish the workout because you didn’t scale it properly? That’s the time you learnt to take more smaller breaks to get it to the end. Your mindset needs the same adjustments: learn from your mistakes and readjust your course towards your perfect day.
- Celebrate progress
Praising yourself will get you there faster than punishing yourself. We all need a little reward to know we are on the right path and keep going. Write down your wins every day and celebrate your progress.
- You are not alone
Don’t be afraid to ask for help – to your family, friends, your coaches & gym buddies.
Mental health matters
We have proved to the world just what our body is capable when it comes to our physical potential. Olympic or CrossFit athletes always blew us away with what we considered impossible only a few decades ago. We have only marginally improved our mindset along with this.
Now, more than ever, the world is starting to recognise that growing mentally is just as important as growing physically.
Mental health matters and at Andfit we mind.