If you’re going into a situation thinking about how horrible or uncomfortable it’s going to be, then you’ll likely find all the reasons to back up your beliefs or assumptions. It’s called a self-fulfilling prophecy. . You’ll think about how much it sucks, and how badly you want it to stop. Then, your thoughts will be reinforced and you may think, “see, I knew that was going to be bad.” The next time you face a similar situation, you may avoid it, or you will continue to think negatively because your past experience. . You can do this with workouts, events, conversations, relationships, meetings, weather, traffic, your schedule, and every other factor in your life. . Most of the time, what you look for is what you’re going to find. Can you see how this cycle works?🌀 . Questions you can ask yourself about your perceptions, beliefs and expectations⤵️ : Is it kind? . Is it truthful? . Is it helping me improve? . Is it helping me feel good, optimistic or excited? . Can I think differently to get more out of this experience? . Can I think differently to be more loving to others, or to myself? . The first step to breaking negative, or unhelpful thought patterns is to recognize them. Understand that you can choose your outlook and therefore influence your mood. Building awareness is crucial to creating changes. . . . #mentalitywod #mentality #CrossFit #performancepsychology #mindset #mentalprep #mentalperformance #mindsetiseverything
Workout of the Day
3 Rounds for time
15 Over the Bar Burpees
15 Thrusters (95/65)
15 Strict Pullups
*Keep the burpees and thrusters light and fast. Breathe on the strict pulling. Challenge yourself a bit. If you can do sets of 10-15 strict chin over bar pullups no problem, try some strict c2b today to get some time in with the deeper pull that will help with muscle ups.
**Don't forget to snag your spot on Dec. 23 for our 12 Days of Christmas WOD/Party! You do NOT need to use one of your 2x or 3x per week days for this. Have an extra workout this week, on us!
**Be sure to check our calendar for holiday hours. Start making a plan for open gym next week if you're considering coming!**
Posted on Sun, December 17, 2017
by Dana Soprano