Thinking is either positive or negative – there is no in-between. Negative thinking is no good for us as it traps us in a negative spiral of self-doubt and discomfort. Positive thinking, on the other hand, can have a powerful effect on our lives.
It’s understandable that we would have negative thoughts from time to time. However the more you can do to banish them and to focus on positive thoughts more frequently, the better you will feel.
You might wonder what all this has got to do with martial arts. In reality martial arts allows you to focus your mind more powerfully than you have ever done before. It is a learned skill, so you’ll get better the more classes you attend. But over time you will notice you start to feel more positive about what you’re doing. Martial arts, after all, is a powerful and practical class to attend. You’ll learn plenty about yourself and your mental and physical health and wellbeing will both improve.
If you tend to veer towards negative thinking more than positive at the moment, consider taking martial arts lessons to try and turn things around. You might be surprised at the outcome. When you focus on the movements martial arts will teach you, you have something to direct your energy to. As you enhance and improve your ability to practice martial arts, you’ll find your way of thinking changes and improves as well. If you were thinking negatively quite a lot before, practising your newfound skills will help you change this.
You won’t notice these changes happening overnight. However you might be pleasantly surprised at just how quickly things do change. Try attending a class soon and be prepared to feel different the more you learn and practice.
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.