Fitness….its not all about the physical, but there is a connection
When we think of fitness we often just think of the physical aspects…the sweating, the aches and the grimaces – but its so much more than that!
Your body wont go where your head doesn’t take it…sounds weird I know but its true
How many times has your body wanted to go the gym/class but you talk yourself out of it.
How many times have you been having a bad day and jibbed the fitness?…when really that workout is probably what you needed….they say (whoever they are) that we always avoid the things we really need
Physical Fitness is all the body…the outside an the aesthetics, about fitness, health and progressions and whilst thats amazing – its much more than that
So lets move onto our “Mental Fitness” – very often overlooked and avoided as a “taboo” subject!!
Just as you go to the gym and train your muscles – you need to remember to train what I like to call the “mind muscle” – so by being aware of it, doing stuff that focuses on your mind and helps bring happiness and harmony. yes doing the physical stuff can help with the mind…but we also need to give it some individual attention
There is no doubting that the more you help your body – the more your help you mind…and mental exercise is just as important.
Meditation is one of the best ways of working on your mental fitness and calming the mind…but at the same time its not for everyone.
When you are resting/asleep…quite often the body is relaxing but the mind doesn’t always follow suit.
Keeping your mind fit isn’t as difficult as getting ready for a marathon. You can add mental fitness style exercises into daily life:- Reading, Meditation, Laughing.
The mind-body connection is overlooked but is a massive part of Health,Fitness and wellbeing and is something we need to be more aware of. Our thoughts become things/actions….s what we think we become, how often have you been in a bad mood and all you can think is negative thoughts…and then the rest of your day follows on this way, or likewise if you are feeling good/good mood and you think positive thoughts and you go on to have an amazing day…it isn’t just a fluke…your thoughts are literally shaping your mood/day/life…and then if we dont feel good/happy on the inside then this is going to show on the outside….so see how mental fitness is just as important!!
Here are some ways you can work on your mental fitness: