Hi, short vidéo. I’ve gone through all of your messages at last.
Of course, lots of your messages are about sport, getting back into sport, losing weight, losing fat, eating better, sleeping better, stopping eating meat. First of all, I think the most important, at least the most efficient, is to focus on sport. Sport is one of the challenges that drains many positives with it. If you start being more active, adding more sport into your life, it will have an impact on your nutrition, your sleep and your going out patterns. There are many things.
Goals are good. They give us direction, but…
What I recommend, in all of these challenges, that are linked to each other, such as nutrition, sleep, weight loss, sport, is to focus on getting back into working out gradually. More often than not, we set goals for ourselves. Goals are good. They give us direction. For example, “I’d like to run a 10k in less time, I’d like to do this, I’d like to read this many books in a year”.
So goals are good, they give us direction. On the other hand, they don’t actually have the purpose that was originally intended. To start with, we’re full of motivation. A bit like at the start of the year when we say to ourselves, “OK, it’s the beginning of the year, I want to do all of this in 2020, 2020 will be my year, it will be my decade.” We set goals for ourselves. The problem is that motivation starts to decline extremely quickly. The brain prefers doing easy things rather that going out of it’s confort zone. So what’s important is the system and our habits.
To what point are you going to be able to create a system and change your habits little by little with small progressions that occur daily, weekly and monthly. To be able to counter balance the moments when motivation is low.
Learn how to work on the system and install small habits.
The important thing is to work on the system and install small habits. There is something that works well, which is called the “2-minute rule”. The idea is to take your goals, such as getting back into a physical activity and saying to yourself, “OK, how am I going to start working out again by decomposing sport into small bite size pieces that I will be able to do everyday.”
For example, if you would like to start running again. Instead of saying to yourself “I’m going to run a 10k tomorrow” and then when it doesn’t work, ending up by saying “well I’m not able to do this, I don’t have the self-discipline”, try to get yourself to put on your running shoes and run around the block, every day, for 30 days. No more, no less, just a run around the block, every day, for 30 days. What’s going to happen in your brain is that you’ll become, little by little, someone who goes running every day, even if it’s not much.
Try the “2-minute rule”
Someone who is regular, and most importantly who is disciplined. Then little by little, we’ll be able to escalate. It’s called the “2-minute rule”” which is rather popular online and has the merit of working really well. The problem with this is that people say to themselves that a run around the block isn’t much and start off by going too quickly by trying to run a 5 or 10k straight off whereas the idea to create habits. It can seem ridiculous, but the idea is to hold out for 30 days. People can be a little rushed and end up abandoning pretty quickly.
So here we are, my short video from all the messages you’ve sent me. It’s great, as I’ve just had six conversations with people to help them fix their personal development issues and to get out of their comfort zone. There are so many various subjects and we end by learning lots of things.