We are a result of what we do every day and the things we do every day are called habits hence we are a result of our habits. This applies to everyone and a successful athlete is no exception. There are little things we can do each day that will make sure you get to where you want to go. Apart From your training, these habits will make sure that day by day you will get closer to where you want to be.
Be aware of your goals
I’m sure you have a goal of where you want to be. If not the first step should be to get some goals. Once you have your goals make sure to go through them at least once a day. This could take the form of a vision board on your bedroom or some affirmations to tell to yourself while brushing your teeth. Although this may sound like a stretch this is done by all of the world’s most successful people. Not only will this act motivate you to get the best out of each waking moment, it will also make sure that even the unconscious actions you take will lead you to that goal.
Take small steps
When to want to be the best athlete out there we tend to work and at one point to work a bit too hard and this can cause injuries which can pause or even stop what we were planning to do. Our body has limits but these limits can be expanded gradually. Gradually is the key word here as with enough time and persistence the small steps you take will add up to a big change. Make sure you listen to your body and take small steps.
Eat good food
We all need food and we all love bad food. Make a habit of eating food that is good for you. Although it won’t kill you to indulge once in a while your daily intake of food should be a well-balanced source of fuel to your body. Sports demand a lot from our bodies so you should take care to feed it well.
Sleep is the time our bodies heal and grow. This also gives time for our brains to rest and be ready to perform well. As both of these are needed to be a good athlete you should make a habit of getting the recommended seven hours of sleep every day.
The small habits that we cultivate can one day lead to big things so make sure you choose where you want to go well in advance.