Maintaining a positive mindset

We all go through rough patches in our lives,it’s normal and it’s to be expected. When I am, I try to be as focused as I can  when I am at work. This is important because being preoccupied with thoughts other than the task at hand can get me or my partner seriously hurt or killed. This is an issue that I took seriously and decided to look for ways to stay on point when I spend a shift at the fire house. I found that keeping a positive mindset is a way to to handle this.

The key during any physical event, and this includes weight-training, is to put oneself in the moment to the highest possible degree. To do this, one must not be preoccupied with what happened yesterday, or what might happen tomorrow. These things are irrelevant to the task at hand.

By maintaining a positive mindset, it is easier to switch off and immerse oneself in the training experience. Focusing on negative aspects of life will only serve to dilute the present and, resultantly, impede training performance.

Ways to enhance positive thinking include, dissociating with negative people and refraining from negative pursuits such as sedentariness, excessive drinking of alcohol and smoking.Positive visualization and goal-setting are also important variables when seeking to improve ones mind-set.


However, it has to be said that thinking about one’s workout or what they do for a living 24-hours-per-day is probably not conducive to developing a positive mindset. This could, instead, lead to burn-out and disillusionment.

So keep in mind to give yourself a break and take some down time. Try out new things that can refresh your mind so that when you come back to what you need to do you have new found energy.


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