At Northglenn Health and Fitness, we know that mindset changes are some of the most crucial things we can help our clients with . We understand that life’s pressures can sometimes feel overwhelming, because we are people just like you. As someone who has faced similar challenges, I want to share my recent experience and the lessons I’ve learned, which I believe can resonate with many of you.
The Challenge of Overwhelm
Recently, I found myself staring at a computer screen, overwhelmed by the simplest of tasks for me – writing a blog post. I’ve been staring at a screen filled with words, half paragraphs, bad formatting, unresolved answers, since Sunday off and on – mostly off if I’m being honest – just trying to figure out how to get my next blog post done.
My next gym social media post done.
And I love to write. I love to post. So what’s the problem?
Well I’ve got some pretty big stresses going on in my life and that includes personal, business, health, family, you name it – I got it. And one simple task that I’ve done a 1,000 times is having me wrecked and frozen.
This task kicks off a lot of other things and I’m trying to do everything the way I always do it. I am feeling immense pressure (that no one else is putting on me, it’s all me)
I’m spiraling and it probably won’t be the last time. What am I doing about it?
My Strategy to Break the Cycle
- Seeking Guidance: I reached out to my mentor for support. It’s crucial to have someone who can listen and offer advice based on their own experiences. Sometimes, just talking it out can bring clarity and perspective.
- Stop Sacrificing Good for Perfect: I reminded myself that perfection is the enemy of progress. Overcomplicating things only leads to more stress. It’s like what I tell my clients about fitness and nutrition: doing something, even if it’s not perfect, is better than doing nothing. Drinking 8oz more water today than yesterday is still progress.
- Mindset Change in Movement: Physical movement is a powerful tool for stress relief and resetting your mindset. When we move, we shift our focus, often leading to clarity and solutions. That’s why so many people turn to fitness for stress relief. After a bit of exercise, the problems that seemed overwhelming can become more manageable.
So many of us, especially women, can get caught in the trap of overthinking, particularly when it comes to our health and fitness. The key is to remember that action, however imperfect, is the way forward. If you’re feeling stuck or indecisive, remember that movement and taking steps, even small ones, can help.
If you’re struggling with where to start, reach out to us at Northglenn Health and Fitness. Sometimes, the smallest step in the right direction can be the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take the step. Here I am, writing to you – imperfectly, but it’s done. And that’s what matters.