Silly season is upon us and it's times like this, where we could be exhausted, frustrated, disillusioned and/or burnt-out from the past year. For some, it's a time to wind down, recharge and get things "off their chest". With that comes complaints, negativity and pessimism. If you're not one of these people, that's great.
But for the one who are, remember to keep it in perspective. Someone out there is still unfortunately still worse off than you. They've been beaten by life, it's challenges and even by themselves. We can try help them, but that's not the point.
The point is to keep it in perspective for your own life and situation. Make your life better by facing those challenges with even more vigor and resolve next year. Help yourself first before you can help someone else.
Self-Defence on this level is about protecting yourself from your negative thoughts that will ultimately filter down to your behavior and actions.
Be safe out there (by being safe up there in the noogin).
Lately, I find myself questioning a lot of my past decisions and asking whether I am on the right bus on this journey call Life, or not?
I am a man in my early forties, married to a wonderful woman and father to a beautiful 3 year old baby boy. I love my family dearly!
I’m also obsessively in love with martial arts and had been consistently training in various styles for the last 30 years or so. However, since being injured during training in 2017, my health and fitness has taken a bit of a knock and that obsession has died down slightly. In fact, my injury left me physically incapacitated for almost 4 months that resulted in even more harmful mental and emotional damage such as apathy, anger, resentment and fear of being injured again. Furthermore, it put a huge strain on my family as I was not able to assist with even basic household chores.
Now that I have recovered, I am questioning how do I go about getting back into a shape other than round? Do I continue training...