As important as the physical side of our well-being is, the mental aspect is just as vital.
Mental energy is also just as much of a precious resource as physical energy.
How many times have you sat at your desk all day only to be completely exhausted by the time the workday is over?
That’s when our reserves of cognitive energy are tapped out and depleted.
Because when it comes down to it, that mental capacity is what we use to organize our lives and focus our attention. Not exactly small stuff.
Which is also why we need it desperately.
I learned something while I got healthy again last year. I learned that we can get tougher, even when we think we can’t; even when we think regaining the strength to face our demons is beyond our grasp.
Edward Gibbon said “We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contests. And you must win.”
We can get tougher mentally by routinely pushing past those comfort zones.
But here is the kicker, and it doesn’t line up with our hustle culture obsession: after you push past that comfort zone, we have to rest.
We have to rest before it’s back into the breach.
These individual victories however, they add up. They add up to confidence. They add up to resilience. They add up to bigger wins.
Last year I changed my life by losing 55 pounds and getting healthy again. But the biggest difference came from within.
Change your mind and change your life.
The decision is yours.