perspective

Becoming More Optimistic

How great is this image and message. It really is all about how you choose to see things. During the CrossFit Teens class I was coaching, the teens did some ladder speed work. Some of the movements were complicated and really made you think.

At the end, Coach Patrick suggested to the kiddos that before they go to bed, visualize doing some of the drills in their head and they should see some improvement the next time they do it. Seeing yourself doing the drill helps create those neurological connections to help build muscle memory.  And how you see the things in life works the same way…

You can become a more optimistic person but you have to work at it –visualize yourself differently and constantly work at it.

A more classical definition from the Mayo Clinic: “Optimism is the belief that good things will happen to you and that negative events are temporary setbacks to be overcome.”

But many of us live our lives being the opposite of that — Pessimists!  Imagine if we all worked on becoming more positive people who are prepared to take on whatever life has in store – I really do believe we would all be happier people.

Here are some stuff to help you figure out ways to start becoming that more optimistic person you have always wanted to be:

Warmup
400m jog
mobility
Drills

skill
rope climbs

WOD
3 reps x 7 Rounds

Hang Squat Cleans
75/85#

I kept the weight constant so I could work on form.