Have you ever looked at an athlete and admired their dedication?
You probably have, we probably all have. You may have even considered trying it out yourself, but the thought of being on a strict permanent diet, counting calories, proteins, and avoiding carbs probably made you put that thought aside.
But, you don’t need to take it to that level. Obviously, athletes do, but, it is their livelihood on the line if they don’t. Some athletes have shared some of their secrets to staying in such good shape, and motivated; funnily enough, the habits don’t include a gym.
If you want to be productive, you need to rest, not just your body but your mind too. So, listen to your body, if it says you need to sleep, then go to sleep and disconnect from the world. It’ll still be there tomorrow.
You don’t need to count and go to an extreme, just make sure you’re eating food that is good for your body. Would it hurt if you ate fresh foods instead of canned foods or processed foods?
How? Easy, turn off your bedroom lights, close the blinds, and take out that television, it doesn’t belong in your room anyway. Before you go to sleep make sure it’s dark, quiet, and cool; you’ll sleep like a baby.
Work your way up to going to sleep at the same time every night and waking up at the same time. Your body likes routine.
Your goals could be getting fit, having a very productive day at work, or just spending quality time with your family. Whatever they are, think about them a lot, focus on them, keep drawing them up in your head, and, eventually, you will achieve them.
Look, sleep is important, without a doubt. So, why is it at the bottom of everyone’s list?
Like we said before, everything will still be there tomorrow, you don’t need to stay up to finish it off, and you don’t have to wake up earlier to get it done. Sleep, and get enough of it, you’ll see you’re a lot more productive when your body is well rested.
Write down your goals, tick them off when you’ve achieved them. Write how you achieved your goal. Set new goals. Track yourself; you’ll thank yourself later when you complete the list you made and see what you were able to do with determination.
Confidence - Be confident in what you do.
It’s a thin line between confident and arrogant. Try not to cross that line, but believe in what you’re doing, what you’re trying to achieve, and yourself.
Look, life is stressful, tracking yourself, being confident (not arrogant) is hard, and prioritizing tasks can be draining, but whatever you do, don’t forget to laugh. Life is short, we all know that so live, laugh and have fun.
Your mindset controls how you feel. So, if you’re overthinking and worrying about things, maybe you need to take a step back to appreciate what you have and what you have achieved. Take it in. Happiness is contagious, so be happy!
Take the time to make yourself a decent breakfast, then sit down and enjoy eating it. If you start your day all rushed, you’re only going to stress yourself out. So, start your day off right. Make your morning routine a priority.
Guess what? Every athlete has these habits; they may alter slightly, and look at them!