This visualization exercise to increase motivation includes the goal setting segment. easy visualization exercise to help increase your motivation to achieve your goals. I made the mental exercise as vague as possible to be for any event, competition, wedding, photo shoot, important business meeting, vacation, you fill in the good stuff, I guide you on the journey.
There is a knowing that we all have of what is good and right and true for us. When we move from our center, our dance is just a little different. It is a challenge and yet, it feels so easy. Accomplishing difficult tasks that are lined up with our values becomes seemingly effortless. When we listen to the beat of our own heart, we can feel the rhythm of the dance that is uniquely our own.
I woke up this morning, and I decided to feel good. I have no reason other than I want it. My goals and dreams are out in front of me, waiting for me to fulfill them, yet, I decided that I don’t need them to get here in order to feel good. I feel good now. Why? Because I said so! Sometimes we can do ourselves some good to lighten up, on the way to achieving our goals and realize, how great life is right now, in this moment. This moment will never happen again in life. These are the good old days. I feel grateful for everyone and everything in my life, just as it is.
New PodBean episode: Mental Exercise for nutrition compliance for figure, bikini, physique athletes pre-contest dieting. Are you ready to kick those cupcakes to the curb? Contest prep isn’t for everyone, that is for sure, but sometimes we all need a little help sticking to the plan. Do you have trigger foods that you can’t seem to stop eating? Then this mental exercise is for you. Train your brain to stick to the plan!
When we focus on what we can control, our behaviors every day, we get to win, over and over again. Make every movement a meditation in appreciation of your ability to participate in the sport you love. Some people say they don’t have time for mindfulness. You can make every movement you do grounded in the present moment. Moving in appreciation for this moment, helps us to feel more alive, more connection, and more happiness every day. When we move this way, a win on the day of the show is like one flower in an entire meadow.
What are your values? How can you incorporate those values into your athletic expression? Do you have a conscious understanding of who you are becoming through …athletic pursuit? Sport is a physical expression. It solidifies our identity into the fiber of what we call our bodies. How can your sport be a demonstration of what you value?
If you are pushing yourself as an athlete, you did not choose for it to be easy. Therefore, why would you be surprised when it gets a little difficult? The reality is, it usually doesn’t just get a little difficult, it gets A LOT difficult. This leads us to think maybe we are on the wrong path. But we put those obstacles there, not to walk around them, but to move through them. Acceptance of the obstacles being bigger than we anticipated is, in my opinion, the first step to overcoming them.
Mindfulness, or as I like to call it, sitting and doing nothing, is a key component to mental skills. Mental training starts with our ability to think about what is in our environment in the present moment. If we can sit and do nothing for 5 minutes, it is…