Your Jiu Jitsu journey is an investment of money, time, and effort. And if you stick with this journey long-term, you’ll reap multiple benefits that end up spilling over into your daily life.
Investing in your Jiu Jitsu training is also investing in your future self. It’s not always an easy path to follow, but if you’re willing to commit to the process, your future self will thank you.
How to Invest in Your Future Self (through Jiu Jitsu)
Embrace the Plateau.
Making noticeable progress in Jiu Jitsu is exciting and motivating. But along with progress will come plateaus. At times, you might find yourself asking why you’re in a rut or why you’ve stopped making progress. Rather than thinking that you’ve done something wrong, it’s helpful to see plateaus as part of your journey. Embrace a plateau by staying focused and being patient, and you’ll find progress on the other side of it.
Enjoy the Process.
Along with embracing plateaus and being patient, it’s important to focus on the process. And enjoy it! As much as you might want to earn your next belt rank, you can’t rush the process. There are no shortcuts to becoming your future self. Instead, trust the process and enjoy what you learn. The rewards will come if you put in the effort and stay positive.
At first glance, Jiu Jitsu seems like a solo sport. But the fact is, you have a community of fellow athletes who understand exactly what you’re going through. There are people who can help and support you at every step along the way. Jiu Jitsu is a great way to meet new people and make friends, especially as an adult. So rather than going on a Jiu Jitsu journey alone, build relationships with those around you.
Gradual improvements come from regular training routines. And the consistency that you create in your Jiu Jitsu training now will have big payoffs in the future. Decide what consistency looks like in your life and stick with that plan. It doesn’t mean you have to train every single day or adopt the training schedule of one of your training partners. Find a schedule that works for you and your lifestyle, and then commit to that routine.
Take Care of Yourself.
Long-term Jiu Jitsu training is more than the time you spend on the mats. It also includes how you recover in between classes or workouts. Listen to your body and take care of yourself. Hydrate, eat good foods, and get plenty of sleep. Keep your body moving well and injury-free by staying mobile and strong. Take care of yourself now, and your future self will appreciate your efforts.
At One Nation Jiu Jitsu in Smyrna, we aim to create champions on and off the mat. If you’re interested in learning more about our Jiu Jitsu programs, contact us today.