Mindset could be the most important thing, because our mind does a lot of things to our body, like when you get nervous, scared, or shocked, your breathing goes fast and the heart rate get higher, even if you are not moving your body.
If you worry or are stressed from something, you feel like you don’t have much energy.
Some people get really sick from stress.
When you are just about to go on holidays you have been looking forward to, you get excited, and you have lot’s of energy.
Imagine if you won, one million dollars. You wouldn’t feel any sickness even if you were sick.
If we can control our emotions by ourselves from inside but not from anything else outside, it’s good for our health, and we get more energy.
If you overreact to every small thing, you wast so much energy, and get tired quickly, but if you can control your emotions, you can focus your energy on what you really need to.
In fighting it is exactly the same. Fighters who haven’t got much experience get tired quickly not just from fitness level but from wasting so much energy by being nervous, etc.
There are a lot of mindset techniques I’ve learnt from Martial Arts training and fighting which I am now sharing with my students little by little.
One example, the Martial Arts mindset is not just a simple positive mind.
Expect the best, but you have to prepare for the worst, then you can control what comes.
We need a dairy study, and practice to achieve this mind which is unwavering and not being confined by anything.
It is the same as attaining Martial Arts techniques. Repetition is the key to achieve this.
I will explain about No 2, Physical exercise next time.