Peak state: You take your body to the gym to improve and strengthen it, you need to do the same with your mind. 🤯 Mindblowing, right?!
This is me... currently at a fantastic two day business seminar in London. One of the speaker statements was about how you need to work on your mind, like you do your body in the gym. This is something I’ve heard many, many times before, and I know to be true, so thought I’d share.
I work regularly on my mindset and on keeping myself in a balanced state, and have done for a good few years now. So, I know the truth of this statement. In the past, like many, I have been in low places, and high places. I also know my peak places. I feel I’m in peak place now.
I look back on past times and know that I have been in places, that yeeeears before that, I thought were good places. Places that I thought were the best it could be. Or places which are just the norm. Day to day life getting on, and it was good. I felt happy enough. But, peak place is the amaaaazing difference from a general ‘good’ place to waaaaybuo there. Many of you many have experienced it... Inner peace, relaxed with any situations, feeling truly ‘myself’, feeling bright and happy, feeling the power of the mind and knowing that you can control it, and move life forward. It feels powerful really, as a place.
Knowing that you can be in peak, and you can also easily lose a bit of that and go back to the norm (or maybe, lower) Which life situations can make happen... curveballs, tough situations, challenges, so on. The important thing that I’ve learned is that if you want to get it back, you have to work on it. Have to, HAVE to.
I wanted to share this as I want to help, from my experience. I don’t want to brag of, ‘hey, I’m in such a great place’, it’s not about that. I’m sharing as I want you know to know that I’ve experienced this in life DESPITE any massive challenges.
I have, in the past, dropped from that ‘peak’ place and so I started doing things, for me, that I know get me back to peak place (I’ll come to that) and in a few weeks got frustrated, thinking ‘why am I not back there yet!?’. Thankfully, I kept to it, knowing it was good for me, and finally got back there. It takes time and it’s something you really to need to consistently work at. I know that if I were to be in a lower state and just be working, coming home, watching TV, and repeating that, nothing would change for me. I would stay in that space.
Thankfully, I know how much meditation works and makes a difference, that’s a big thing for me. So, I will ensure I’m meditating, completing my gratitude journal daily, thinking positively, getting out in nature and/or by the sea, walking, exercising, feeding my body with good fuel, listening to personal development videos/podcasts, reading personal development books, coming to seminars, spending time with like-minded people, and so on. Consistently doing these things get, and keep, me in a better state. So I ensure I work on these. When I’m busy, it’s about finding time (getting up early, for example).
I wanted to share and remind you that it doesn’t come easy, it has to be worked at, but it is possible. Just keep to it, and know what works for you. What do you enjoy and what makes you happy and feeling inspired? Let me know. Keep doing it! Try meditation with it to keep buzzing thoughts under control and to encourage clarity.