Tips to get out of the Mental Blocks Hurting your Workouts

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Celebrities Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart, Demi Lovato, and others are also human beings. They have to go through the same amount of negative feeling, low self-estimation or anxiety what a common man has to face.  Anxiety can strike anyone, at any time, and for no apparent reason.  When it comes to performance, it is always 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical. You may be at the peak of your physical shape, but if your mind isn’t in the right place, your training is sure to get the hit.
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People generally go for work out to stay fit or get out of day-to-day mental negativity and anxiety.  But in gym or at the work out place it goes other way round in the form of not performing up to the mark or below normal.  Here come mental blocks, or not being able to accomplish something you feel like you should be able to do. Those can be due to a number of things such as pressure, burnout, stress, anxiety, or the fear of trying something new.

 

  1. SPLIT YOUR OVERALL GOAL INTO SMALLER PIECES

 

One of the major reasons you people feel intimidated by the workouts because you try to cross the hectic training schedule at one go. Instead of trying to go straight from 0 to 100, it is better to start with small and breaks your overall goal into a series of small but achievable pieces so that it would be easier to tackle. For that, the rule of SMART can be adopted.  SMART stands for specific, measurable, adjustable, realistic, and time-limited.

SPLIT YOUR OVERALL GOAL INTO SMALLER PIECES
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Specific: Try to finish your marathon less than four hours.

 

Measurable: Start running 3 to 5 days a week.  Begin with 2 miles run and then slowly increase your mileage by 5 percent each week.

 

Adjustable: If you are injured or fatigued, you can either stop training or take an extra day of rest.

 

Realistic:  Plan out for days and times to run for the next three months, including gradual increases in mileage.

 

Time-limited: Try to complete your marathon training in three months.

 

  1.  RECONSIDER YOUR TRAINING ENVIRONMENT
RECONSIDER YOUR TRAINING ENVIRONMENT
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You may have joined a gym simply to get in shape, but if you’re not feeling well-out there, maybe it’s time to switch things up. It is better to have an environment where you can best perform. It could be places where you’re completely alone, maybe it’s just you or you may be with your coach or trainer, or maybe it’s a group of people what suits you the best.  Even if it’s calm, relaxed setting or a little more pressure-filled to be able to get things done!

 

  1. ASK YOURSELF WHAT MOTIVATES YOU
ASK YOURSELF WHAT MOTIVATES YOU
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If something isn’t working in your training plan, it might be the time to take stock up the situation or re-evaluate your schedule. What did you originally set out to achieve, and where are you now?  You could ask yourself questions like: “Why did I initially take up this sport or working out?” “Have those aims changed?” “Do I still find them interesting?” “Is there anything else worthy of seeing if I’ll like better?” That’s way you will be able to figure out what’s working for you or what’s not and will turn beneficial for you.

 

 

  1. IMAGINE YOUR SUCCESS…
IMAGINE YOUR SUCCESS
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Let’s consider a situation where you are competent enough to lift a certain amount of pounds and your partner wants you to lift more and you fail to do so for weeks. In that situation, you might feel anxious or depressed in such situation. Rather than feeling anxious, you should try to finding things that prevent you from lifting that weight.

  1.  BUT DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL
DON'T BE AFRAID TO FAIL
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It’s fine to imagine your success. But on the other hand, you don’t afraid to fail sometimes, either. If everything comes easily; success wouldn’t feel as good as it does. If you are unsuccessful on the first try, that will ultimately make you mentally stronger because it gives you the chance to take a step back and think about how you can do better the next time.

 

  1. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT

 

FOCUS ON THE PRESENT
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According to the American Psychological Association, practicing mindfulness can result in improved concentration and mental clarity. Because, mindfulness is an important aspects of overcoming mental block! Teach yourself to relax and stay in the present and don’t get anxious about the possible outcome of not being successful. Negative thinking only aggravates mental block.

 

  1. LOOP IN A PRO
LOOP IN A PRO
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Know when to go for outside help.  When you’ve tried for everything and you have exhausted all your option and not getting the clue, you should go for outside help.  Asking for support is beneficial and nothing to be ashamed of! A pro or a professional can help you develop strategies to improve your focus, boost your confidence, and deal with setbacks.

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