Dialogue at 9min out of 15min, sweating on a bike.
😈 “Jeez, this is hard, maybe I could stop now…it’s the end of the workout session anyway”.
😇 “No, com’on! You’re 2 thirds into your goal!”.
I have started to like going to the gym because it allows my mind to freely roam around.
No social media notifications.
Few distractions (background music pumping to what sounds like the same tune, music videos displaying on the big screens that, honestly, who came up with such crappy concepts?!).
A moment to make new connections. Better, an occasion to balance out private life and professional one. When a particularly stressful day is ahead, my stress levels go up the evening before…as if my brain was gearing up for battle. Quality of sleep drops, I wake up still tired, coffee cravings arise.
How do I get more of that, in a life schedule featuring closing a business while launching another one, a full time job, getting mentored, networking and leading a private life?!
With the gym I find it easier for a variety of reasons – here some food for thought:
– Scheduled it at the start of the end –> done & dusted!
– I pay a subscription to access it–> that drives my commitment up!
– Support is there: I can access the knowledge bank of PT or Trainers when I want –> accountability buddies are easy to reach
– I stack it onto other habits –> doing a round of calls on my way there and back
So, when I hit the gym floor before the start of the day, that changes everything ✨
⚪️ Sense of purpose: it feels like I’ve already done something of my day
🟡 Endorphins flow, triggering a positive physical sensation
⚪️ Mind clarity: I don’t feel brain-scattered, and can focus better
🟡 Me-time, moments to be Grazia the person. Not Grazia the Coach.
And you know what?! Having the room to notice that 😈 vs 😇 dialogue, is helping me spotting the same tension at work.
It is the key to make me more resilient, keep pushing for my goals, but also realise when I am over-doing it and it is time to look after myself as a person.
What do you do to balance out the work/life split?!