Goal Setting and Energy
And with that in mind, consider carefully the way that you are going to set goals. What too many people will do with their goal setting is to focus purely on a distant end result. Maybe they want abs by the time summer comes around. Maybe their goal is to lose 2lbs and fit into their dress. This is the wrong way to think about it though, because it gives you much too much flexibility and means you can make excuses.
You might decide to take it easy tonight and to try harder to tomorrow. It’s also too much out of your control, leaving plenty of excuses for you to make. So instead, I want you to make your goal simply to train every week. This is a goal that is immediate, in your control and immediately rewarding. Every week, if you manage to train at least once (or twice, you set the parameters) then you have succeeded.
The abs, the dress, the biceps these are not goals. This is the vision and this is what will motivate you to accomplish your goals. Finally, I want you to keep energy in mind. Energy is finite and you only have so much of it. If work is leaving you exhausted and if your commute is stressful, then you aren’t going to have much energy at the end of the day to work out. So, conserve that energy and carefully consider the ways you can maintain it or increase it.
This is why nutrition is very important. It’s also why you need to make sure you are getting adequate sleep, giving yourself opportunities to rest and generally making sure your life outside the gym is healthy and nourishing. If you are coming home every single day with absolutely no energy and you feel achy and stressed, then no manner of training program is going to help you.
Meditate, take holidays, use supplements and sleep more. And if none of that works then consider leaving your job for something less stressful. Ultimately, one of the biggest and most important aspects of having the right mindset is knowing how to prioritize. Your health and happiness should take priority. If you are never going to be in shape because of your work, learn to accept that and then leave your job. It might be the only way to get what you really want from life.
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