Your mind controls your body, so in order for you to have a strong body you need to have a strong mind first. You can never do anything unless your mind is up to it.
Sure you’ve heard of body workouts so that you can get a strong body and to stay in shape, but have you ever heard of mental workouts! It’s like training your mind to be stronger with some exercise.
Mental strength is the key to your success. Improving the way your mindset works helps you step towards what you want.
Here are some workouts that will help you have a stronger mind and therefore stronger everything:
1. Know what you want
Prioritize your needs, set what you need now the most on top of your goal list. Distraction will lead to nothing but frustration because of not getting to your goals the way you’ve planned for it. You’ve got to know where you’re going. What do you want to focus on? The answer could vary from getting a bigger body, leaning down or just focusing on the mass. Remember it’s always your call
2. Surround yourself with positive people
When you set your mind about what you want to do with your body you might not find that everyone around you is encouraging you. People are not always serious about your wants. Keep those who belittle your goals away from your life. Outside negativity will eventually wear down even the most strong-willed, independent-minded person. Surround yourself with people who offer encouragement. Even if you train by yourself, try to spend time with other lifters and athletes who are just as serious as you.Do
3. what you hate
If you want to make everything else in your routine seem a little easier, aggressively tackle the stuff you hate the most. Dreading your next leg day? Do double your normal volume on squats! Is cardio getting you down? Crank up the treadmill speed and tough it out. Getting a little sick of your diet? Try eating everything with zero spices or herbs for a few days and see if your normal meals don’t seem a little less boring.
You can only make so many tough choices per day. It’s a lot easier to fall off the wagon when every meal and every workout feels like a burden. By forcing yourself to do the hard stuff, you effectively make all of exercise and dietary habits easier, freeing up your mental energy for other tasks.
4. Love failure
No matter how hard you try, no matter how much effort you exert at some point you’re going to fail. Failure is inevitable in order to finally succeed. You will have times when you’re low on energy, times of injury and periods of external stress.
This doesn’t mean that you’re a failure; it just means you’re going through a hard time so there’s no need for panicking.