Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mind Over Body

I have come to realize that in order to physically improve yourself, if that's what one would want, you need to focus on your mindset first.
Right now, I am involved in a pretty good amount of things to keep me on my toes. I have a varsity soccer season coming up, three clubs to keep up with, an online class, my school's spirit week, college applications, and of course school. I'll admit that I have indeed had my fair share of mental breakdowns in the last month or so. I need to make some changes.
Due to all that is going on in my life at the moment, I haven't had time to keep up with this fitness regime of mine. I was supposed to keep up with it since the beginning of the school year. Unfortunately, I haven't had enough time to fit that into my hectic schedule.
I haven't even been getting enough sleep because of all this craziness. If I am ever going to up my fitness game, I really need to de-stress. I have to find a way to organize out all my meetings, assignments, and must do's. It really helps to be organized, even if it's just sticking reminders on post-its in your books.
I also have to totally avoid anything that might distract me from doing what I need to do. It sounds easy, which means it probably is. All I have to do is, well, just do it. Once I find my peace of mind, then my body will respond the way I want it to.
Okay, so maybe there isn't some fantastic statistic or scientific study done on this sort of symbiotic relationship between a healthy mind and body that I can think of on the top of my head. However, it helps to have a clear mind, free of negativity and stress to aid you in your quest for fitness.

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