Do you ever have those times where you just felt invincible? Maybe things went great this week at work, you finished a new project, you PR’d at the gym, or simply the sun was shining which put you in an awesome mood.
In these times we feel really motivated, really inspired to go out and achieve everything we want in the world. But then life happens – that project doesn’t go the way you expected, you fail a lift at the gym that you have always managed before, or that storm they were hoping would bypass your city hits with full force. Then what happens?
This is when we unleash our inner warrior. All that inspiration and motivation we once had doesn’t ever go away, it simply needs to be rekindled. And we don’t need any external drive, we simply need to look within ourselves.
A warrior doesn’t have to be a fighter or defender. A warrior is a protector, someone to guide you along your way and keep you safe. They are your hero, paving the way, removing the fog and showing you the path to greatness. Your own personal warrior is experienced in the battle of you – trust them to show you the way. Unleash your own warrior with my 5 top tips below!
Be accountable/ in control
In order to unleash your own warrior you have to fully embrace the fact that you are in control of you. No one else can decide for you. No one else can move your legs to walk, close your eyes to sleep, or make a choice. Take ownership of your mind and body and be accountable for it’s actions – both the good and the bad. You are in charge.
Trust your gut
Chances are, that first immediate feeling you get about something, someone or a question, that’s your gut giving you the answer. I used to push beyond my gut reaction so many times, believing I was simply ‘sitting in my comfort zone’, but more often than not I ended up being unhappy. You know you. You know that feeling when you can push and when you shouldn’t push. Don’t let FOMO get in the way or feel you ‘should’ do something. Listen to your gut and allow it to protect you.
Live in the present
Your warrior cannot help you with past. Nor can they help you with the future. They can only be unleashed for the present moment. No matter how bad your day is going, big issues or little niggles, think of one thing right now that makes you smile. One thing you love about your life right this very second. Take that thought and work with your warrior to make it two good thoughts. If you want a life hero then you are going to have to work hard with them!
Do something for your health
Your warrior wants you to be happy and healthy for as long as possible. Our bodies want us to be happy and healthy for as long as possible. Do one thing today for your health. Cook up an extra veggie for dinner tonight. Walk home from work or take a walk during your lunch break. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while that makes you laugh. Leave the office on time. Set a bedtime and stick to it.
Keep doing one per day and you will allow your warrior to get stronger and in turn help you out more when you are struggling.
See yourself as ‘The Asset’
The warrior protects the asset, and guess what, you are the asset! Protect yourself as well as those around you. You are worth your weight in gold, worth protecting, worth nurturing, worth working hard on. If you do not protect yourself, how can you help and protect those you love around you? Which, of course, we all see as being our job.
The asset is the priority. You must be your own priority.
Allow that inner warrior to come out and shine. Heck even give it a name and talk to it! They will, after all, be on the journey with you for a very long time.
How do you feel about your inner warrior?
Do you find it difficult to trust your gut?
Are you good at taking ownership for your own actions?