Saturday Classes are canceled. The coaches will be at a seminar. But we will post a wod to do at home! So get in the box Friday and get your endurance on Sunday!
Countering Negative Self-Talk
Sometimes it can be hard to turn off negative self-talk; often times it is happening before we realize it. Ultimately, it is negative self talk and mental visions of failure that discourage us. If we’re not careful, we may find ourselves in a cycle of putting ourselves down over and over and over. This self-talk turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Here are some methods to help counter negative self-talk.
- Countering: When you find yourself saying or thinking something negative, you need to counter it with a rational and logical thought. For instance, instead of saying, “I’ll never get a muscle up,” you could say, “What makes me think I’ll never get a muscle-up? Where’s the evidence of this never happening, and would it hold up in court?” This can help make the negative thought less powerful.
- Reframing: This is a method of looking at a situation from a more positive perspective. For instance, let’s say you are trying to get better at improving your deadlift, and you say”I’ll never get this. I’ve tried and tried and tried. It’s just not going to happen.” You could say, “I haven’t made the progress I’ve wanted yet, but I can still get better.”
- Affirming: Affirming allows you to practice positive self-talk on a habitual basis. You basically write out, or say, positive, affirming thoughts to yourself. Thoughts that make you feel better, more focused, ect. An example: “I am the hardest working athlete in the competition. Few can match my desire. I am successful because I work hard, I am virtuous, and am prepared when it is time to go.”
WOD: 5 rounds
10 ring push ups
15 jumping squats
20 KBS 70/53
1 min rest