Sticking to a consistent workout routine builds both physical and mental skills. As your train and increase your fitness, one of the many mental skills you develop over time is resilience. At first, you might assume that resilience is one of those character traits that you either have or you don’t. But resilience is a skill which means you can train to become more resilient.
Resilience is a measure of your emotional strength and endurance. Your workout routine creates an environment where you can work to increase your resilience. No matter what type of training program you follow, you’ll encounter a variety of challenges and obstacles. With practice, you figure out ways to deal with and adapt to these and other obstacles.
The more resilient you are, the more you’re able to cope with setbacks and obstacles. Here are a few ways you build resilience through your workout routine:
1. Character Development
On the surface, working out is a great way to improve your physical fitness. But it’s also how you can build valuable character traits like patience, self-discipline, self-control, and self-confidence. These character-building skills lead to greater resilience. Rather than letting an obstacle get in your way, you find a way to overcome it so you can keep moving forward.
2. Persistent Training
We’ve all experienced those workouts that leave us drenched with sweat and gasping for air. But even after a tough workout, you might find yourself thinking up new ways to challenge yourself in the future. It’s true, some days you will show up to work out and feel strong. Like you could take on anything. Other days, you might feel like you’ve lost your edge. Resilience and persistence go hand in hand. No matter how you’re feeling (mentally or physically), you still show up and do what you can. Staying committed to your goals, even on your off days, is how you build resilience.
Some fitness goals can take months, maybe even years, to accomplish. If you have a long-term goal that requires a longer time commitment, then you must be patient with your progress while remaining dedicated to your goal. Long-term goals usually present quite a few obstacles. But rather than letting those obstacles or setbacks discourage you, be resilient. Your grit will help you see your way through to your goal.
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