I had this thought at the weekend. This concept of consistency and personal servicing. I feel like we tend to drift so quickly now to the next new thing, or somehow we think there is always a new better way to make ourselves feel new and better. Its this idea of needing to add something to ourselves, having to gain something else to make ourselves the best possible version.
But what if we start with a right now kind of view? What if we begin to see all the things we can do on a regular basis?
So when we have a car we are familiar with the idea of getting our car serviced, general upkeep and maintenance etc. If we don't, things start to go wrong or the car does not work as efficiently or it generally begins to get worn down. So can we do the same for ourselves? Can you see your physical training/exercise/activities as something that need to be done on a regular basis and consistently? How about your thoughts and your mindset-Can you clean out old thoughts and habits and 'refresh' on a regular basis? If you have your body and mind everyday, how do you want it to feel and operate everyday?
Most of us can get our heads around the idea that the food we consume everyday will affect how we feel, our functioning etc. Similarly with our physical endeavours. More than the specifics, I have come to the belief that its the consistency that makes the difference. How often are you eating well, how often are you active/training and in the right manner...this is what adds up to healthy progressions.
So as with our diet and our activities, can you see how you think everyday will affect how you feel and approach things? Are there ways in which you can think more positively about yourself and your abilities? Are there negative perceptions or outlooks that do not necessarily benefit you anymore? Can you regularly check in and question what thoughts are there and in that way perform your own mindset service checks and ensure optimal performance and living.
You do not always need something new or different, continually checking in with yourself and being more of yourself is just what you and everyone else needs.