As a business owner, I thought we would just have one challenge this past year; the pandemic. Much to our (unwanted) surprise we have been dealing with a lot more.
Being forced by the county to run workouts outside, having to cancel classes due to bad air quality because of California fires, closing studio for nearly another week due to social unrest and the possibility of looters coming to plaza (management had boarded up the entire plaza).
Working out next to dumpster. Dealing with Rain. Cold. Darkness. Cancellations.
Yet, despite all of that we have a community that finds a way. It’s that solution based mindset that keeps us going and I get fired up when I see clients still showing up to their cold rainy sessions.
Tenacity is not just about dealing with the obstacles in the way, but also not letting those obstacles deviate you from your goals. You keep moving forward. That’s what living with purpose and a mission is about.
There are a few things that can help keep us intact mentally and emotionally.
Here are 5 Steps to Success During Covid Times:
1.) Implement a Daily Gratitude Minute.
There’s always something to be grateful for regardless how bad the day is. This changes our perspective ever so slightly and keeps the hope alive.
It’s hard to be angry and grateful at the same time. It’s a positive emotion worth adding to your daily routine.
2.) Get out of your Own Head.
The more intellectual you are, the more you believe your thoughts. And that’s dangerous, because over 30% of our thoughts are stories, assumptions and conclusions that we develop without any basis. Sometimes you just have to let the thoughts pass.
Some of them are like storms. They come and they may rock you a bit, but it always passes.
3.) Focus on Serving Others.
When was the last time you did something nice for someone and felt awful about it? It’s hard to donate money or your time while being mad.
Most often than not, it lights us up. It’s a good feeling. Implement more of those good feelings in your life and watch how enriching your outlook becomes.
4.) Say NO to Toxicity Around You.
Does Social Media lift you up? No? Get rid of it or pause it for a bit to see how you respond to it. Got negative Sallys in your life talking about how “we’ll be dealing with this virus forever, life will never be the same”
Do an audit check of the people around you and the time you are spending on various activities.
Make sure you have plenty of activities that lift you up. It can be as simple as listening to your favorite tunes or working out.
5.) Good Energy Always Wins
Move daily. Whether it’s a walk, a 20 minute YouTube workout or a K-Fit workout (my personal favorite!) give your body a fighting chance.
Team, this year is not easy on anyone. Tension in households is at an all time high. Therapists are booked up. Education via zoom without social interaction is causing anxiety and depression among kids. People are losing their jobs.
You have the ability, capability and responsibility to change your biochemistry on a daily basis to combat these elements coming at you.
...And you should because you will feel so much better.
It will also carry over to the other aspects of your life.
Get your blood pumping, inject some fresh oxygen in the brain. Give your body the daily dose of oxytocin, endorphins, norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin. Those naturally occurring hormones are triggered after bouts of exercises.
They flood your system with mood enhancing, muscle relaxing, mind igniting happy triggers.
Not to mention that exercise can keep your weight and immunity in check.
It’s a Win-Win-Win!
If you have any questions or need help in setting up a fitness/nutrition/lifestyle gameplan, our coaches are here for you.
Let’s stick together. We’ll get through it.