Have you ever thought about how you approach your martial arts classes? What do you say to yourself as you walk through the doors?
Your approach to your classes can help you form a sustainable habit, achieve your goals, and see results. Here are a few suggestions on how to start your next class with a positive mindset:
1. Clear out some mental clutter.
Showing up to train after a stressful day can affect your class. When you arrive for class, try to create some separation between you, your day, and your to-do list. Put your phone on airplane mode and switch your focus to the next thirty to sixty minutes.
2. Change “have to” to “get to.”
For some people, training or working out can feel like something that you “have to” do or that you “should” do. And while it is a daily habit that comes with many benefits, it shouldn’t feel like an obligation, burden, or even a punishment. Instead, try to flip your thinking so that you see your class as something you “get to” do.
3. Set realistic goals and manage your expectations.
It’s great when your goals are challenging and push you to do new things. But at the same time, overreaching your goals might have a negative effect on your mindset. Set goals that are challenging but realistic and make sure you’re managing your expectations on how long it will take you to see results. Keeping your expectations in check can help you avoid feeling frustrated or disappointed in where you are in your martial arts or fitness journey.
4. Track and review your workouts.
Another way to create a more positive mindset around your workouts is by keeping a training log. By tracking your training, you have a way to see how far you’ve come over time. Seeing one lousy class in the context of several great classes can help you maintain a more positive outlook on your overall training and performance.
5. Stick with activities you enjoy.
You’re more likely to stick with activities you enjoy. If you dread going to the gym and running on the treadmill, try to find an alternative workout option. Martial arts and fitness classes can be fun for you to get a great workout while having a good time.
To learn more about the programs and classes we’re currently offering at Believe MMA in North Plainfield, contact us today.