A huge aspect of my training for this sport is mental not just physical. I do half of the training for a living so it’s second nature to workout as much as I do - but the mental battles that I face everyday through anxiety, not being able to sleep well, being cold easily, mood swings, easily disrupted digestion just to name a few, test my willpower and energy.
One thing that has helped me pull through tough moments is reminding myself of small things to look forward to. Yesterday, I thought about the haircut I’m getting this weekend, how delicious my coffee from Kaffe 1668 was, that I’m making another cake for my bff’s birthday, that I booked a trip for post-show to relax, and how AMAZING I felt when I walked on the stage for the first competition.
I made a list of these things and I pull it up when I’m having a hard time. Sometimes we’re just in our own heads being hard on ourselves when we could take some time to look up and see how good things are!