Here are three things I learn in Muay Thai that can be easily applied in our daily lives.
How's it going Steemians?
I did not have time to write anything this week because of work.
But I would like to share something with you today.
I'm a designer, I work almost all day in front of the computer. So I always kept the idea that I needed to do physical activities to make up for it. I've been to the gym for a long time and I always run with my dog.
Until one day, under the influence of a friend, I decided to give a chance to the martial arts and started training Muay Thai.
What I did not expect was that in addition to the benefits of physical activity, I would learn other things about my life.
1. Pain Is Temporary
The workouts are not easy. It takes a lot of physical effort and when we're training with another fighter, we eventually get hurt, nothing serious.
Normal, muay thai is a constant physical contact sport and a martial art, this is inevitable. So pains are common.
There are still the pains of those who are not accustomed to blows and movements. For example, my left foot and elbow were always hurting, I had never used them for punches.
But all these pains are temporary.
It seems obvious, but all the pain I felt, passed. I kick my left foot now with no problem.
We can apply this easily in our lives. When we go through difficult times in our lives, in the moment of pain, we forget that it will be something fleeting.
Difficult times in the profession, the loss of a loved one, the distance from the family, the end of a relationship or any pain you are going through now, you can give up or learn from it.
Remember that pain can make you stronger.
2. Go Further With Someone Motivating You
When I went to the gym, I often stopped the sequences in the middle or sometimes did not even complete all the exercises.
However, in Muay Thai, you are usually training with someone or in a group.
When you are training collectively, seeing others struggling to do the same as you, you go further. When you think you can not take it any longer and someone gives you a cry for encouragement, you find strength. You find out you're stronger than you think.
Find people with the same goals as you. They can show you that you have more capacity than you think. If you are alone on a journey, be yourself your enabler, but whenever possible, find someone to give you a cry for encouragement.
3. Do not expect to feel like doing something
I already regretted not having gone to practice. But I never regretted it. That should tell you everything.
On cold days, on days when I'm tired, disheartened, not willing to go to practice ... I'll do the same. The reward is good, all the discouragement I had before the training is gone and when I return home exhausted and sweating, I feel fulfilled.
Do not expect to feel like doing something. Just do it!
Our feelings can be treacherous. It is up to you not to depend on what you feel. It's up to you to take the attitude.
Maybe at the moment it seems bad to do something unwillingly. But the reward is good. The satisfaction of having fulfilled a task will make you feel good.
There are many other lessons I have learned training Muay Thai and I would like to share them with you. If this text was good for you, please comment, let me know. So I can produce more quality content here for Steemit.
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