unleash Your Inner Strength Cultivating Resilience and Embracing Self Reflection
Date: 27 Jun 2023
Today’s blog post is dedicated to nurturing your skills and enhancing your life. Recently, I came across an inspiring quote from the book “The Daily Stoic” that resonated with me: “Tell me what to do!” While seeking advice is valuable, there’s greater power in training our minds to adapt to any circumstance. In doing so, we become less reliant on external prompts when faced with unexpected situations. – Epictetus, Discourses, 2.2.20b-1; 246-25a
This quote sparked thoughts about the role of a remarkable coach – someone who not only offers answers but guides you in discovering them within yourself. Even more importantly, a coach who empowers you to stand tall on your own, equipped with all the tools necessary for your unique journey.
Now, let’s delve into this week’s coaching session, where we’ll explore strategies for training our minds, honing our skills, and embracing life’s twists and turns. It’s time to unlock your inner strength and embrace your full potential!
Develop Your Mind, Shape Your Life
Life has a way of surprising us when we least expect it. This week, we’ll delve into techniques for building resilience, enabling you to navigate any challenge that comes your way. Remember, you possess the inherent power to adapt and thrive!
Embrace a Growth Mindset
Resilient individuals view challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. Adopt a growth mindset, firmly believing in your ability to develop and improve. When faced with setbacks or obstacles, remind yourself that they are temporary and can be overcome. Focus on the lessons learned and the skills gained along the way. Embrace challenges as stepping stones on your path to success, and you’ll cultivate unwavering resilience.
Practice Self-Care and Well-being
Prioritising your physical, emotional, and mental well-being is crucial for building resilience. Make self-care activities a priority to recharge and rejuvenate. Engage in regular exercise, maintain a balanced diet, prioritise quality sleep, and practice mindfulness or meditation to cultivate a sense of calm and inner strength. Building a solid foundation of well-being equips you with the energy and clarity to bounce back from adversity.
Build a Supportive Network
Surround yourself with a strong support system comprising family, friends, mentors, and like-minded individuals who uplift and inspire you. Cultivate relationships that provide emotional support, encouragement, and a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. During challenging times, lean on this network for valuable perspectives, guidance, and a sense of belonging. Remember, you don’t have to face obstacles alone – a supportive community can help you build resilience and navigate through tough times.
The Beauty of Self-Reflection
Allocating time for self-reflection is vital for personal growth. Today, we’ll explore the benefits of self-reflection and exercises to gain valuable insights into your journey. Benefits of Self-Reflection: Self-reflection offers numerous advantages that contribute to your personal and professional growth. Here are three key benefits:
Journaling for Insight
One effective exercise for self-reflection is journaling. Set aside dedicated time each day or week to reflect on your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Consider using these prompts to guide your reflection:
Allow your journaling practice to be a safe space for exploration, growth, and self-discovery. Embrace the insights that arise and use them to guide your journey towards resilience and personal excellence. Remember, we’re all on a path of growth and transformation. Embrace the power of self-reflection, and watch as you gain new perspectives, uncover hidden strengths, and navigate life’s challenges with unwavering resilience. Keep reflecting, growing, and thriving on your journey of self-discovery! The Realm Team
Keep your goals, whatever they may be, at the forefront of your mind. Write them down – save it as your screensaver, stick it on the bathroom mirror or the toilet door, have it beside your bed – and keep reminding yourself the 5 W’s. The more you can make goals as specific and emotionally driven as possible, the more you will get out of it! Have a go at doing this now!
We all know, life is busy. Scheduling some time for your health and fitness is therefore crucial to managing your daily tasks and accomplishing the 5 W’s. The Realm is designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.
The best way to stay on top of your ‘life tasks’ and incorporate your ‘fitness tasks’ is to plan and schedule. You might work well with a paper diary or you may find your life is electronically synched – whatever it may be, find a way that works for you to record and keep track of what you are doing every day (Monday to Friday at least) and plan ahead. Make this something you can have with you at all times, so that no matter where you are, you have some foreseeability over your schedule.
You can (and should) book in for your sessions through your members hub to not only manage the times you are working out, but to ensure that you get notifications when your workout is about to start. Notifications are a great way to remind you, as a busy person, to take the time to priorities yourself and your fitness goals.
If your schedule needs to change, you can just adjust it accordingly and find a time that suits you!
Planning and scheduling help you to remain accountable for your own workouts and helps you track your fitness! If you’re someone who gets bored or disenfranchised by fitness, never fear! Come up with alternating schedules (it might be daily, fortnightly, every three weeks, monthly etc) to keep yourself engaged with your exercise and keep it interesting!