As the seasons change, not only do we have to change our diets and the way we exercise but we also need to adopt a new mindset in the way we approach our fitness and health lifestyle.
With the second lockdown under way, we need to dig extra deep for the functioning of our emotional wellbeing and how we deal with the winter months ahead of us. The first lockdown may have been a little easier to get out for exercise and long walks which may prove to be more difficult as we enter winter season.
Stress, anger , tension, frustration, anxiety, SAD (seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that some people experience during the winter months), depression, uncertainty, unhealed wounds and trauma will be just certain emotions we will be faced within lockdown, in my opinion the change of season may heighten emotions on a deeper level for different people.
As an athlete the change of seasons has always taught me that nothing EVER STAYS FOREVER not even the weather!!!! Who we become in the cold and short days is what separates us from being average and stepping into our greatness. Lockdown has now further added to the mental burden and more than anything we need exercise as a coping mechanism to get us by.
“Survival of the fittest” is not something that we can follow now, neuroscience has taught me it is the “Survival of the one who can ADAPT quickly” This is the root concept that grew in Darwin’s theory of natural selection