Lay the glass of water
The short story I’m about to tell you has nothing to do with martial arts but also yes.
In order to cope with challenging workouts you need your mind to be free of bad thoughts and worries, your emotional state must be at the top!!.
Getting out of work and running to the gym to train is a reality of many practitioners and if Concerns of life go to be pervasive in other aspects you risk not having the willpower to face every day the necessary training to be able to evolve in your martial art.
Your ability to “disconnect” and focus on doing another thing needs to improve if you don’t want to find yourself in a discontinuity in your training until you attend less and even abandon the practice of martial arts.
I don’t want you to do this!!
The reality is that there can be many worries especially when you are over 30 years old and life commitments become more consolidated as:
- The Girlfriend
- Family and children
- Miscellaneous responsibilities
- et cetera.
These aspects combined with this increasingly stressful and hectic society can lead you to lose the “road”!.
It is necessary that you develop in addition to correct habits also a psychological approach that allow you in the moments important to you to be focused and focused on your training and therefore you need to make in a different context an approach similar to the story you are about to read.
A psychologist was explaining how to better manage stress. When he raised a glass of water, the whole audience imagined that he would ask the usual question: “Glass half full or half empty?”
What he asked instead was, “How much do you think this glass of water weighs?”
Responses ranged from 250 to 400 grams.
“Absolute weight doesn’t matter,” the psychologist replied, “it depends on the time I hold it.
If I lift it for a minute, it’s not a problem.
If I support him for an hour, my arm will hurt.
If I lift it all day, my arm will be numb and paralyzed.
In any case the weight of the glass does not change, but the longer I support it, the heavier it becomes.
He continued: “The stresses and worries of life are like that glass of water. If you think about it for a moment, nothing happens. Think about it a little bit longer and they start to hurt. And if you think about it all day, you will feel paralyzed and unable to do anything.”
It is important to remember to let go of our stresses. In the evening, as soon as possible, we put our burdens. We don’t carry them all night and all night.
Let’s remember to lay the glass of water!
When you have finished training also fill the glass with water and quenched, fill it well because even so now you will feel much lighter and with much less “concerns” after you have done what you like and trained well, facing the rest with another energy.
But to do this when you go to the gym you can not run every 2 minutes to look at the phone, because you wait for an email, a phone call, a message, and go out to phone, think about work, girlfriend who does not want you to go to the gym, etc.
Thinking about other things affects your training because a discontinuity of concentration leads to detach from what must be your reality of that moment and is a challenging activity.
Ps. In addition to the lack of respect for your teacher it also becomes for your training partner.
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