WHAT’S A MINDSET?
Our mindset is made up of our ideas and attitudes about both ourselves and our world. It affects how we behave, our outlook on life as well as determining how we take on new things or cope with changes.
One type of mindset would be thinking ‘I can’t’, while another type of mindset would be saying ‘I can’t . . . yet’. A very small, yet powerful difference.
As part of your Great Aussie Hike training journey with your team, it is important to not only focus on the physical health benefits, but also bring your attention to your mental health journey.
Most months, Krystal from Worthy of Wellness will set a mindset challenge, other months the Great Aussie Hike team will post some great mindset resources. This will help you understand and pay attention to how you can manage and influence your own mental health status and habits.
BREAKING IT DOWN
This Mindset Challenge is about Breaking It Down!
The challenge involves getting together with either another team member or your whole team at least once a week for a training session. This can be a HIIT, Strength, Mobility, Cardio or Walk that has been programmed by Revolution Personal Training.
Here is a great activity to do while training together to strengthen your mindset as well.
Each person on your team will rate the following life elements out of 10. 1 being the lowest rating (not very good) and 10 being the highest rating (couldn’t be better).
- Personal life
- Work life
- Family life
- Mental health
If I was to score my personal life 5/10 – then I would elaborate by explaining what was going on, both good/not so good and areas that need more effort or change. I would then take it one step further and identify one thing I can do to make an impact before for the next week’s check in with your team mate.
This is a great way to check in with team members and talk through any areas that you or they may need support in over the next month and also accountability to put in place an action that leads to a more satisfaction in that life area.
This will focus on and explore a concept know as gratitude.
By definition, gratitude means, ‘the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and return kindness.’
Even in the most unlikely of places (a global pandemic) it is still possible to show gratitude and identify what you are thankful and grateful for.
There are many ways to use gratitude to improve your mental health. Headspace lists the following changes you may experience by adding gratitude to your life: