So here we are, another weekend closer to summer. The vaccination plan is moving forward. And whether or not we personally agree with taking the vaccine, there is little doubt that it will help us return to ‘normal’. We will finally be able to reclaim the way of life that we collectively have lost to the last 12 months of the pandemic.
Will things ever truly return to “normal”? Probably not, but we can work together to reach a new normal. Because let’s face it, there was a serious need for change anyway and the mental resilience that we have all inevitably developed over the last 12 months will serve us well in the future. Particularly as we as a global community come closer to achieving an understanding that the only way to succeed is by working together.
Now in the spirit of our new-found resilience let’s get back to the subject at hand, Peak Performance.
Forging a New Future
As we are preparing for a return to some version of ‘normal’ we are also focusing on our ability to hit the ground running and to seize the opportunities that will inevitably present themselves when the floodgates open. It is good to remember that after 2.5 years of the Spanish Flu the “return to normalcy” gave birth to the roaring 20s and all of the glorious opportunity and works of creativity that came out of that time.
In short, this is a perfect time to take a closer look at the core aspect of peak performance, mental resilience, how it works and how we can get more of it into our lives.
What Is It?
What is mental resilience exactly? Technically it is defined as:
an individual’s ability to successfully adapt to life tasks in the face of social disadvantage or highly adverse conditions.
Practically Mental resilience is the key to survival in any stressful, high risk, high performance situation. Mental resilience is what allows you to stay focused and on task regardless of the chaos that is going on around you.
It is also the strength of mind and emotions to not let other people negatively affect your ability to focus on the task at hand, whether it is a project that is due tomorrow or your life plan to become a wildly successful entrepreneur.. It is the raw mental strength needed to withstand personal attacks, humiliations and rejections, losses and/or defeat and stay on task.
How Do I Get Some?
Traditionally the path to mental resilience involves the ability to stay calm and focused on the task at hand. No matter what is happening around you, you are able stay on point and remain absolutely involved in the moment. This is what athletes refer to as being in the zone. They are in a space mentally where nothing can distract them. It is a place where their focus is absolute.
In order to reach this state your body and mind must be in balance. They must be harmonized. There are many different ways to achieve this state. It starts with a healthy diet and regular exercise. It is also important to have an emotional support system and to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Other elements like meditation and yoga definitely work to enhance these elements.
In terms of your diet, supplements such as Creatine, Ashwagandha, and vitamin B12 are very helpful. And of course CBD. CBD products help at the meta level by working to keep the body harmonized and in balance. By using CBD in tandem with other supplements we ensure that the body makes the most of what it is being given. The combination of all of these things lay the foundation required for you to achieve your peak.
So there you have it. Peak Performance is all about balance. The balance between mind and body. And a balanced body helps to create a balanced mind. The combination of all of these things create the mental and physical resilience required to perform at your peak. So whether you are running a marathon, climbing a mountain or simply working to maintain a positive state of mindfulness throughout your day to day existence, take the steps necessary to ensure that you are able to achieve your own personal state of peak performance. And if you are looking to integrate CBD into your diet on a regular basis, stop by the shop and check out our CBD infused olive oil.