Habits are helpful and there’s no question that Olympic Athletes take their routines and habits very seriously. it is fascinating how these athletes manage to embody drive, dedication, and self-discipline. It is interesting to see what they do to keep accomplished throughout a day, and because you can’t argue about the positive impacts some routines have, here are some of the best tips that you can learn from the professionals to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
1.Get the right kind of rest: Cassidy Cook, USA, Diving
Rest is crucial. Not only physical but also mental rest can help you reach optimum productivity. That means listening to your body, getting enough sleep during the night and to take a break from work every once in awhile.
2. High-Quality sleep: Michael Phelps, USA, Swimming
You can aim for high-quality sleep in many ways. Before going to bed, make sure your room is as cool and dark as possible, keep your electronics away from your bed, or best, out of the room at all, and try to fall asleep and wake up on the same time every day.
3.Visualizing goals: Carli Lloyd, USA, Soccer
There are always goals you want to achieve whether it’s making a good impression at that interview or nailing that presentation. Whatever it is, envisioning it beforehand could be a huge help.
4.Possess self-confidence: Claressa Shields, USA, Boxing
Believe in yourself and what you’re doing while avoiding to cross the fine line between arrogance and confidence. Learn that neither family members stand in your way nor friends to achieve your goals. Learn to communicate effectively, so that you won’t be easily distracted.
5. Don’t be too serious all the time: Simone Biles, USA, Boxing
Don’t take yourself too seriously and allow yourself a break from the work, because working without rest can actually decrease your productivity. So just take a 15-minute walk to let your mind relax from the hard thinking before jumping into work again.
6.Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Katie Ledecky, USA, Swimming
If you tend to get anxious about your to-do lists or a big meeting, try to change your mindset. Hold anxiety at arm’s length and listen to Katie: When feeling afraid, try to think of something else; something that doesn’t cause you stress.
7.Never Skip Breakfast: Misty May-Treanor, USA, Volleyball
Make breakfast a priority, even if that means you’re going to miss a few minutes of your important sleep. Eating breakfast in the morning helps you make healthy choices throughout the whole day and will give you increased energy and productivity levels.
What all of these athletes have in common (besides being super-fit) is that they’ve figured out what works best for them. Making the most out of your days by embracing habits that help you achieve your goals. And that doesn’t mean copying all of these tips from the professionals, but to develop a routine that helps you and your body staying the best version of yourself. And because everyone is different, your routine could be completely different, too.