Interviews have probably become one of the most intricate and perplexing situations nowadays. There is a science of interviewing and an art of becoming the perfect interviewee. However, even the best prepared will step into the room and just wing it.
With working out or exercising the same applies.
You prepare your workout routine, have your pre-workout meal, arrive to the gym and warm up. Shortly after, you end up doing just what it feels best and trashing the plan.
When you dive into those first exercises you have no idea what you will experience for the next few minutes. You really don’t.
You know how interviews work but each and ever time you enter the room it can be a whole new and different experience, just as every workout.
As you walk away from the interview room, your mind will skim over those past few moments, analyzing the gestures and responses you gave. You decide if overall it went good or bad. When it goes bad you especially know. It usually went really bad.
When a workout goes bad, you wholeheartedly know and it can ruin your day.
But what if that bad interview gave you the job?
We are summoned by our thoughts, our perceptions and what we might believe is the whole picture, the final outcome. We exercise a level of unparalleled judgement over just a few minutes of our day, of our life, and (just as for everything )we tend to be our harshest critics.
How To Turn Around Your Mindset and Never Have a Bad Workout
A bad workout is one that we decided to name it as such. We give it that label, we think it went bad. Perhaps we have to change our thinking:
1. Think of a bad workout as your mind making a healthy choice for your body despite having chosen wrong.
You may have chosen to honor your body and health by making it move and sweat. Your intentions were pure. It might not have been the best decision if you didn’t left energized and feeling fulfilled, yet you didn’t mean to do wrong.
We are always learning from our body and finding clues to better understand how it thrives. It is a process and it gives us the desire to experience the highs and the lows.
2.Think of a bad workout as being one step closer towards understanding your health and your body.
We cannot learn what will make us happy and joyous without knowing what summons us in despair. The challenges, the hardest runs or reps are part of the learning process towards knowing where our body is currently at, where we can take it and where will it follows us.
Every experience takes us one step further, one step forward. We just might need to walk a little backwards to make that forward step gigantic.
3. Think of a bad workout as an opportunity to create a positive response for future bad workout feelings.
We are our worst critics, we tell ourselves the harshest comments. Will that make it easier? No. We can be gentle with ourselves by replacing these thoughts with positive messages and still get the point through.
A bad workout will give us a learning experience in order to create an enlightening response in further situations. We know the cure to that bad feeling. When we start to get upset we might just have to sprinkle some magical positive thinking.
4. Think of a bad workout as the change your body is asking for to be able to continue reaching your goals.
Your mind often needs time away from work, from studies, from commitments. Your body is no different. If your workouts don’t vary, your body will not like it. It also wants some time away, a vacation or a change.
Perhaps a bad workout is the way that your body is able to communicate with you, the only way that you may stop and listen to it. It is a call that is never too late to respond to.
5. Think of a bad workout as a future good workout.
After every storm comes a rainbow. This is a classic saying but that is how we know and appreciate of those wonderful moments in life; they follow darker times.
A bad workout might take away your “hunger” if it left you angry, stressed or saddened. However, we were born to be hungry for more, for better. It will definitely come back and make you more determined than ever to have a truly rewarding new opportunity. The best things always make themselves wait.
6. Think of a bad workout as that bad interview that may actually end up giving you the job.
Lastly, what if you actually didn’t have a bad workout? What if it pushed your body, made it glide, made it leap, made it thrive and you thought wrong?
What is a bad interview if it gives you the job? What is a bad workout if tomorrow brings you a new opportunity to keep honoring your health?
-Any bad interview experiences that turned good?
-How do you respond to having a bad workout?