A little death
I don’t know what happened but it looks like this post somehow got deleted. Ok, it was only a parking space for the post, which it still is but none the less, somehow it vanished.
Never the less, lets get started.
I think it’s fair to say that I have written more than the average number of posts on the mental side of ‘working out’ than the physical side. Why is that? It’s because I think our mental state plays a large roll in whether we work out or not. It plays a roll, a strong roll in how we take care of ourselves. We can be dealing with depression or other issues and if that’s the case than not only are you trying to justify the benefit of working out but you are also fighting what comes with depression, anxiety, etc. You are fighting the urge to stay in the house all day, or stay in bed all day. We can also be dealing with strong negative influences in our life. Neither are good for us.
Another thing is you could also be dealing with feelings of self worth, feelings of inadequacies. This could be for a number of reasons. Personally I have dealt with this for part of my life. My childhood involved a lot of tough parenting from my dad, a lot of negative feedback and little positive. My dad was being the best parent he could but things like this have a large influence on how kids see themselves at that age and as they grow.
But I think we all have influences that shape us into the person that we are and what we think we are. Those influences can be internal or external. Depending on what those influences are they can have a large impact on us moving forward.
Looking back I have come to the following conclusion. I have never been a fan of the Tony Robins mainly because I think he takes something as personal as how we see ourselves and why we see ourselves that way and tries to make money from it. Maybe I’m wrong, but it’s not uncommon for people to do this. I think the stuff he does is just exploiting people for monetary gains. But, if we can start accepting ourselves for who we are and start to be comfortable with the fact that each of us is ok, each of us deserves to be the best we can be than that’s a good start.
It’s not an easy task by any means. Why that is I don’t know. The mind is a complicated thing. We know so very little about it.
We need to start choosing what we listen to and what we choose to ignore. We need to ignore those things that bring us down, make us feel bad about ourselves. We need to start listening to those things that elevate us, make us feel 100 feet tall! We need to be ok with ourselves when we fail. Failing is ok. Failing means you attempted it. You tried. You chose to try instead of not taking the risk. Let that be a positive instead of a negative. Try again and this time you may not fail. But don’t give up trying. When you give up trying you give up on the chance that you will grow as a person. You will miss the chance of coming out on top. You will miss the opportunity of growing from something regardless of failure or success.
It’s not easy. The good things in life are not always easy, they can be hard. But fighting for those things and not giving up can have it’s rewards. Don’t give up on yourself. I know you and I know you are amazing and worth it. Deep down you know it too. Push aside the negative noise and listen to that voice you hear way at the bottom. The quiet voice, the voice you doubt, the one telling you you are amazing! I think it’s the quiet voice because it knows it’s right and it doesn’t need to shout. It’s confident in what is says.
Yours in health,