Brain Training: The Influence of Your Mindset to Your Health and Fitness GoalsJuly 5, 2018
Will the things happening throughout the day have some effect on how your training sessions will push through? Do you despise the fact that you are yet again going to the gym to do that five-mile dreaded run? Perhaps you also despise doing your regular home workout sessions? Come every morning, do you have a hard time waking up and getting up from bed to face the challenges that are ahead of you? If all of these questions are something you always think about yourself and can easily relate to, then it is time that you do some brain training!
Brain training is beneficial to you in more ways than one. When you train your brain, you are able to strengthen your mind. Once your mind is strengthened, you can then improve on your focus, have less feelings of stress and anxiety, and ensure that your body is at its peak level of efficiency and energy. Once you master training your brain, that is your mindset, you begin to:
• Have a keen eye for giving attention to things than having a more scattered approach,
• Have an attitude of gratitude and begin to appreciate even the simplest things in life, and
• Learn how to do prioritization and focus on the things that really matter to you.
Now, how do you start training your brain?
First things first, you start doing some brain training early in the morning. By the time your alarm goes off and you wake up, that is the time that your brain cells start working and you begin to do some thinking. Your brain immediately flips through anything and everything that it can ever think of. When you have decided on a thought pattern, it sometimes becomes challenging to let your brain go to another direction of thinking. Perhaps you are thinking of the nightmare of a work week that is just right in front of you, the unhealthy weekend you have just have, your team getting beat, the argument you had with your partner, and so on.
If you really think about them, these thoughts alone are never your problem; even so, things can get quite exhausting on a mental level. So, the best thing that you can do even early in the morning is to remove as many distractions as you can. Always stay focused and centered. When you do these things, you will be able to attain more calmness in your life. By doing so, it will lead to you being able to make healthier and wiser decision regarding all aspects of your life such as your training and diet.
There are basically a number of benefits to remaining calm and well-focused.
Another subtype of brain training that you need to do is what you call the mindfulness training. Mindfulness training has been shown to have strong associations with improvement of one’s mental health. People who are suffering from anxiety and depression can improve their overall well-being and unhelpful thoughts by practicing mindfulness training.
So, how do you do mindfulness training?
When it comes to improving your mindset, you have to have a routine and take the time and effort to study and practice. If you practice more, then the better you can train your mindset. There are some mindfulness apps that you can download to start training your mindset. Be sure to meditate at least for five minutes per day. Join a Pilates or Yoga class. And you can also enroll yourself to an online mindfulness training class.