Keeping Motivated and Goal-Focused
For many of us, the COVID-19 disruptions have given us a small gap in time to re-focus on what is important to us in our lives. For some of us, this has meant changing jobs, changing fitness routines, or re-connecting with old friends. However, for some of us, the staggered return to "normal" has meant that we still cannot train, that competitions have been cancelled, and even catching up with our training partners is out of reach. This can make us feel detached and unmotivated to return to training.
Where's that BJJ To-Do list?
Well, we can't help you book overseas holidays or to get back on to the competition mats, but use this space as time to re-focus on your BJJ goals. Write a list of five things that you want to achieve in BJJ in 2022. Perhaps you want to attend the Pan-Pacific games, perhaps you want to visit another ROOTS gym, perhaps you want to do 300 sit-ups per day, perhaps you want to beat that one opponent in the next competition. Write that list and get goal-focused.
And our BJJ Kids?
This is also great strategy for kids that are getting a bit tired as they head in to the end of the year. With kids, keep it at three goals and make the timeframe shorter (e.g., two to three weeks maximum). A small reward (extrinsic motivation) can also work wonders with kids.
Make it Public
Share your list with your family, friends, or instructor. Set a time limit. Let's see how you go! Setting short to long-term goals is a great way to keep you motivated and keep focused on BJJ.
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