You want to keep improving in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – but you’re struggling because you’re juggling a lot of different things in your life?
Your family, work/career, some other hobbies maybe… All require attention.
So how are you supposed to stay consistent in Jiu-Jitsu, given all these things are on your plate?
Nick “Chewy” Albin spoke about this topic in an interview with BJJEE.
Here are his 4 tips for busy people. The first one has to do with being focused in training:
For BJJ, when I train, I have a technique or a position goal. I’m actively working towards something.
If you asked my students right now, they’d tell you I was working on taking the back from as many places as I can.
Having a focused goal on using a technique or position is a helpful way to improve.
It keeps you focused on an area and you also get the benefit of seeing tangible results.
If a technique did not work last month but now it’s working, you’ve gotten better and you have some form to measure that by.
The second tip is about staying off your phone:
Get away from your phones.
For as much as I am on social media with the businesses and everything, I’m not on there that much.
I get on to see what I want to see and get off.
A lot of the time during the day my phone is in airplane mode or I put my phone out of my reach so I don’t scroll mindlessly.
Chewy also emphasizes that you should think about what you want:
Going back to structuring your life. It’s something people don’t really think about much.
We think about how we want our training to look, we structure our meals. We think about how we want to arrange our homes, etc.
But so few people seem to focus on what they want their day to day life to look like.
If you’re not happy with the way it looks currently… Change it.
It won’t happen overnight. But it’s like your training on the mats. Slow incremental steps turn into a big change overtime.
And finally, start creating routines and habits:
After you figure out what you want things to look like, you should make daily and weekly routines for yourself to follow.
Almost like a template for your day to day life.
Whatever is essential to making your life look the way you want (whether this is your BJJ training, weight lifting, personal life, anything), turn it into a daily habit.
Make it so that if you miss one of your daily actions, you feel off like you didn’t brush your teeth or something.
Having my daily training and life habits has been helpful with keeping me focused even when I’m super busy.
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