When facing uncertainty, unless we have been purposefully training our minds and working on our mental fitness (like the athletes I work with, who train their minds to be responsive to uncertainty and adversity) we don’t always meet our expectations.
So if right now you are giving your best efforts to dial into new morning routines, exercise from home, relax and stay cool, composed and focused AND highly productive with work, yet feel you are falling at the first hurdle and overwhelmed with all the suggestions coming in thick and fast on social media there is a reason. The reason is that you are human.
It’s 100% ok if you’re feeling this way. Even just acknowledging the reality (which is you have never had to adapt like this before) means you can see yourself as a beginner or learner and take some of that false pressure off yourself.
All of the above that you want to apply and achieve are learnable and trainable but they won’t happen overnight. Just like learning a kipping pull up, it takes time for new skills and habits to ‘click’.
Over the next few weeks, I am honoured to join the amazing WIT community who are bringing all the great knowledge, suggestions, experience and tips to one hub. From home workouts for your body (and mindset) to nutrition and recovery advice. I am excited to share all that I know, with those that want to have a better understanding of not only WHY we do what we do but the HOW we create purposeful habits, rituals and routines which will allow us to maintain health, well being and peak performance, utilising the same principles applied by some of your favourite WIT athletes.
Over the course of the next few weeks, we are going to delve into the world of mindset, covering the foundational principles for mental health, mental fitness and peak performance through challenges, articles, Q&As and workshops on IGTV.