Our mental health is fundamental to our athletic training as well as our overall health. While we might be hitting our physical goals, this doesn’t always mean we’re paying enough attention to our mental and emotional lives. Without a robust emotional life, it will be very hard to keep up your physical training and to enjoy what you do. Here are four simple and easy daily exercises to help train your emotional lives.
Develop Inner Calm
It’s very important that we strive for an inner calm. You want to acknowledge and overcome feelings of irritation, embarrassment, stress, anxiety, and agitation.
Take Five Minutes
A great way to do this is to take at least five minutes a day to slow your breathing, think about the beautiful things in your life, and let go of any agitated feelings that might have a hold on you.
Meditate on Nature
A great exercise for allowing calm to reign over your inner life is to spend time in nature. Sit in the countryside or the park, look at the trees, feel the wind in your hair, touch the wet grass, and listen to the birds singing.
Strive for Health
It might sound obvious, but a really powerful tool for self-development is to try to always keep health at the forefront of your mind. Try to make every minute of the day a minute of happiness, relaxation, and calmness.