Jiu-Jitsu training takes discipline and focus. But being able to focus on your training and block out any distractions isn’t easy.
Once you step onto the mats, think about putting your mind on airplane mode. For the next thirty to sixty minutes, you have paused all unwanted notifications.
Like any other skill, training your mind to stay focused takes practice. But when you’re able to mute your mental distractions, here are some of the benefits:
You’re more likely to pay attention to the current moment.
When you’re able to pay attention to the current moment, you develop mindfulness. Instead of thinking about what happened earlier in the day or what you still have to get done, you can focus on the present. In Jiu-Jitsu, your focus on the present means you’re more likely to be engaged in your training.
You’ll feel more productive and be more efficient.
More focus and engagement tends to lead to improved productivity and efficiency. With fewer distracting thoughts, you clear out the mental space to think about what you’re doing. In Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll have less wasted movements and more opportunities to think through your strategy.
You’ll reduce stress and enjoy yourself more.
Getting rid of unwelcome, distracting thoughts leads to a reduction in stress. And when you train with less mental pressure, you’re more likely to enjoy yourself. Not only will you be able to improve your Jiu-Jitsu skills, but you’ll also have fun while doing it.
Putting your mind on airplane mode leads to more effective Jiu-Jitsu training. But it’s a skill that also applies to other areas of your life. Staying focused and less distracted through Jiu-Jitsu means you’re more likely to take what you’ve learned beyond your training into daily life.
To learn more about the programs and classes we’re currently offering at Rolles Gracie Academy in Old Bridge, contact us today.