How do gymnasts stay steady and controlled when doing a handstand?
Or when performing skills on the beam, or bars?
It’s not that they are “balanced” actually.
It’s that they are…balancing
It’s an action, a skill,
Constantly adjusting to the moment.
With micro-adjustments based on what’s happening,
Right here, right now.
In today’s world, there’s a lot of pressure to be balanced in every area of your life.
We are led to believe that “balanced”
is this rigid, holy state
And when we get there we will somehow feel fulfilled.
But until then, we feel like failures for not being balanced.
But we are never fully balanced. Only in the process of balancing.
When you fail to realise this, you end up setting impossible standards for yourself.
And if you do this to yourself over a long period of time - it becomes self-bullying.
It’s hidden under the layers of high standards, but it’s still there.
So how can you practice balancing?
It’s just a process of noticing what’s going on in your body,
and making some micro-adjustments to keep yourself where you want to be.
It’s easy to feel like there’s a whole heap of things blowing you in different directions, all at once.
But remember that:
The aim is not to be rigid or perfect.
The aim is to learn how to be flexible.
To learn how to notice your present moment experience.
And change in response to what is best needed.
To learn how to be strong enough to be able to pull yourself back into balance.
… instead of toppling over.
… both mentally and physically.
And that’s one of the many things you’ll learn inside the Sports Model Project.
You will learn how to
→ develop self-compassion while having high standards
→ train like a beast and rest like a champion
→ eat for elite body composition and enjoyment (yes, you can do both).
Would you like some help with that?
We’re standing by with our team of experts to help you on the next steps of your journey.
Love and light,