How Thinking Like An Athlete Can Aid Your Health

Have a goal? Ever thought about thinking like an athlete to achieve it? You know those athletes that make it to the olympics? The ones that even if they mess up they keep coming back year after year? They’re the ones who have a indestructible need to succeed and hit their goals, and more often than not they do. Well, if athletes can think in a powerful way, so can you. If you want to use the techniques athletes use and use them to achieve your health and wellness goals, then read on.

1. Reach For The Moon

When you make lofty goals, it’s easier for you to stay motivated and get excited about them. So if you want to have a six pack come summer, that sounds more exciting than losing five pounds by summer. Research was done in which it was found that people who strive for huge goals do considerably better in their health progress than those who made goals that were considered to be doable.

2. Practice Small

When baseball pros have a goal to make it to the World Series, they don't solely focusing on that huge goal. They have to work themselves up to getting to the World Series. This means winning as many games as possible. To do this they need to focus on the next game and every time a game is completed they focus on the one after that. This is what you should focus on in terms of dieting and exercising. Today you are going to your yoga class so that it prepares you for next week’s pilates class and then helps to make next month's kickboxing class more doable and so on.

3. Be An Athlete At All Times

It can be very helpful to think of yourself as an athlete at all times. This means eating and exercising like one. For example, a gold medalist may attend parties and banquets, but they still need to train and perform like an athlete in order to do well. This means that they probably won’t indulge in that third piece of pie at the banquet dinner because it may interfere with their performance tomorrow. It means not staying out too late at that party because they need to be up super early the next morning to workout. 

Need help getting moving on your goals? Check out this great read on natural ways to feel more energized.


Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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