Being human takes guts, but a sense of bold confidence doesn’t come easily for everyone; and often requires you to start from the inside. You may need to overcome mental roadblocks and bulldoze through personal physical barriers that have held you back.
Now is the perfect time to break free of those internal boundaries and challenge yourself to live boldly and bravely.
Here are some ideas to unlock your potential from the inside out, allowing you to live gutsier at any age:
Start with a gut check
To be your best self and have the “guts” to tackle whatever lies ahead, get your gut in check and reap the glory. According to a recent survey, three out of four women (72 percent) report that they’ve experienced occasional digestive issues in the past 12 months, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. Not only may these all be signs your gut is in need of replenishment and balance, but they’re enough of a reason to sit on the side-line rather than experience a new adventure.
Try something new
When you try something you’ve never done before, it stimulates the body and mind. Don’t worry about failure – just keep an open mind and have fun. No matter the outcome, you’ll create lifelong memories. For example, even if you aren’t crafty, sign up for a pottery class. Always wondered about yoga? Take an intro session. Want to make new friends? Attend that community function. When you get outside your comfort zone, you may be surprised just how much fun you have.
Eat new foods
Expand your nutritional palate with healthy items that aren’t staples on your daily menu – mix them with dishes you know and try them a couple of times. Training your brain to recognise new flavours and smells requires multiple exposures, and proximity to familiar favourites helps make things safe by association. You never know what might become your next favourite dish.
Reflect on and be a role model
Who do you admire for their guts? Is it someone famous or someone close to you? Think about what they do that inspires you. If you can, tell them why. For example, write your mom a letter about how she’s impacted your life. It’s sure to make her day.
Need extra motivation for living gutsier? Join a fun challenge that can both guide you plus provide a sense of community and support.
Source : Gulf Times