Continuing with our look at fitness values, this week let’s look at Tranquility.
Tranquility is about peace and keeping a serene mindset.
For this value we are going to step outside the gym.
A key for progression in or out of the gym is limiting the amount of negative stress we experience.
Negative stress can come from all sorts of sources.
We all have job stress, relationship stress, money stress etc.
It’s a part of life.
While the gym can be an excellent outlet to relieve negative stress, sometimes it can also compound our stress levels if we are not handling things (taking control of our thoughts.)
I have to make a confession that this subject is something I am in the beginning stages of and trying to learn about myself.
Meditation is growing in popularity and something that I have tried but haven’t been consistent with (one of my new goals for this month.)
YouTube has all sorts of videos and “how to” instructions with some of the best being guided meditation.
This doesn’t necessarily have to be a religious thing but can be.
I think with the fast-paced, “plugged-in” world we are living in clearing your mind through meditation or something similar is a great path to achieving Tranquility.
It certainly does not have to be through meditation.
Maybe you play an instrument to relax, maybe it’s listening to music, maybe reading.
How do you unplug and clear your mind?