As I sit here and write this blog two things spring to my mind, one, how are we in June already? Time has flown, hasn’t it? And two, time is a strange concept. Do you ever have that feeling that one day goes so quickly and another so slowly?
One thing I know for sure if time is precious and that we have to make the most of being here. So how can we use our time effectively? Can you push yourself to do things that you never thought capable? Change is a scary thing but guess what, one of the top things that are regretted is not taking on the opportunities that were given to us because of fear. Neal J. Roese and Amy Summerville journal showed that regret is a negative emotion, feeling you should have done things differently with high levels of self-blame. With that in mind, I have decided to take the ‘fear’ and pushed forward with the challenge, even when I am scared, or it hurt.
Recently I have had a lot of change going on. I have moved to the capital city, London, I have gotten into a new relationship and I have been training harder than ever. All these things have taken time, effort and hard work. But all come with the greatest rewards. So how do I cope with the change you might be wondering?
- You have to have a plan, without this you have no end goal or no focus to work towards and you meander around – paddle up that stream with intention.
- Make sure you take rest breaks – change can be tiring so incorporate adequate rest breaks – go for a walk and back to reset and get back to it.
- Keep hydrated – change can cause hormonal changes within the body so make sure you are topped up on fluids- lemon tea is a personal favourite of mine when starting my day off and clearing my mind.
- Enjoy the challenges life brings and see the positives in the change.
There are going to be a time where you don’t feel like a challenge or you are happy to plod along – no. You are here to make a difference, no matter how big or small that may be. YOU need to be that person, you need to step up and push yourself further than you have ever gone. Push yourself to be the best version of yourself and put the time in. You want good results, you want a good body, you want a good mind – you have to put the work in.
My challenge this week is to find 3 things that you are fearful off, that hold you back and to write them down. Once you have them, how are you going to change this?
- Lack of patience – when I catch myself feeling impatient, I stop and breath. And forgive myself for this.
- When I am running or doing reps for press-ups and I feel like I want to give up because I am tired or feel weak, I will do an extra rep or run for an extra 30 seconds. Push through the discomfort.
- Feeling lazy or classic ‘cba’ – I will make sure I get up and go do something to activate my mind or body – physical activity, reading or learning is a get way to get out of this habit.
I hope this helps and gives you some ideas.
Comment below on how this challenge made you feel and how you are going to take on board your ‘fears.’
Remember to live your best life.
What we face may seem insurmountable but what I learned is that we are always stronger than we know – Arnold Schwarzenegger