NLP Presupposition #4 - Mind and Body Affect Each Other
We are integrated. What our mind focuses on will manifest physical characteristics, like shaking when nervous, or brain fog when we’re sick.
Conversely, what our body is doing will affect our mind, like when we put our shoulders back and chin up and start feeling badass.
Has your body ever stopped wanting to work while you were working out and then you cranked up the music and pushed through it? Mind over body.
Have you ever felt like shit, not wanting to do anything, but you just started moving and then started feeling amped about 5 minutes in? Body over mind.
The point is, everything is connected. When the tired, draggy spots are in your mind, you can shortcut the process by taking your body in the direction of success, and then your mind catches up. Similarly, when your body is weak, your mind can make you do things far beyond the perceived capability of your muscles.
When Motivation is low, just move. Put your shoulders back and your head up with a big smile on your face and tell your workout you’re going to kick its ass in a loud voice.
When your body is tired, imagine all of the benefits you’ll get from pushing through the workout, envisioning the jealous people who won’t work as hard as you, or the skinny, agile you that does whatever it wants.
Either way, you can pick up the weaker you and kick it into flow state, and check the day’s goal off the list.