How to balance your life and what to do when you realize that there’s no time to improve everything at once. Here’s my experience with balance gym, nutrition, work and happiness. This video is a bit different than usual and I go a bit deeper into personal development.
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On the journey of self-improvement a lot of us see the potential we have in all areas of our lives and sometimes it’s difficult to compromise which area to work on first.
Why compromise? The thing is, if you try to work on everything you’ll soon figure out that nothing will get done.
And there’s somewhat of a limited mental capacity of how many areas of life you can immerse yourself into.
Realistically, if you go “all-out” in one area something else will have to be temporarily put on maintenance.
The secret is knowing which area you need to “tighten” and which one you need to “loosen”.
And the second part is knowing when you get “too tight” in a particular area after which it no longer is productive.
At the point where you’re “too tight” the process turns into a grind and it’s taking you 10 times longer to get the same results because now you’re not enjoying the process anymore.
For that kind of situation it might work to simply loosen up a bit for that area of your life and focus on something else for a while.
Example: You hit the gym 6-7 times a week with a progressive workout, you track every gram of your macros and prioritize training/nutrition above everything else.
That approach will probably get you amazing results in the gym. But there’s a catch, there’s a price to pay.
Eventually, that will turn into a grind, it starts feeling like work, there’s no enjoyment in process, motivation to continue this is very low.
At this point (unless you’re a professional athlete) it would probably be a good idea to loosen up a bit and focus on another area of your life with the same intensity of immersion.
And while you’re focusing on something else (maybe your business or social skills) you simply maintain your health. You don’t want to go black and white, on or off but just maintain the results you’ve gotten with the period of immersion.
By doing the immersion in another area you’ll get amazing results there but you’ll also re-ignite your passion for fitness. You’ll start missing those long hard workouts and at the right movement you can immerse yourself back into working on your health again.
The key is self-awareness.
At some point in our lives we need to be able to sit down and objectively analyze how far we’ve gone in each area of our lives: health, business, relationships and happiness.
Know when you’ve gone too far in one area and now because you’re so invested and it feels a bit comfortable it’s hindering your overall growth as a person.
Sometimes the immersion, the “tightening”, is just an excuse to stay in a comfortable place. And while that’s great for the results in that area, everything else might be falling apart.
The truth that most guys don’t want to hear this. It’s painful to face the reality.
Either the reality that you’re running away from improving a area of your life through immersion or you’re trying to do all at once as a form of escape because you’re avoiding commitment to one thing.
Each one has it’s pros and cons. And it’s important to be able to recognize that for your overall happiness and growth.
What I’ve personally found work the best is striking a sweet spot between self-acceptance and self-improvement for each area and then prioritizing growth.
The video goes more in-depth on the topic of self-improvement and balancing your life and I highly recommend you to check it out.
How To Find Balance in Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyS4xzWUVQQ
Best And Worst Thing About Being Human (Mario’s Thought Experiment) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSXy6XJVXr8
Talk soon, Mario
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