One of my favorite quotes of all-time comes from Z-Health creator Dr. Eric Cobb. It goes a little something like this:
“Stop! And be present.”
Simple words, for sure. But they mean a lot, if you allow them to.
In this day and age, it’s easy to get caught up in the rat-race that is life. Whether it’s thinking about the dog, the kids, the spouse, how you’re going to make ends meet, how Johnny’s soccer coach sucks, or anything else, sometimes it’s hard to give a client your full and undivided attention.
This may not be a big deal if you’re simply counting reps and maybe throwing a coaching cue in every now and then.
But what if, just what if someone where to get injured on your watch?
How would you feel, especially if you could’ve prevented it?
Or at the very least, you have that doubt in your mind that you might’ve prevented it?
What I would suggest is trying to “compartmentalize.” It’s hard, I admit, and something I’m working hard to do myself – not so much when training clients, but in other aspects of my life.
Do your best to compartmentalize your life. If you’re at work, focus on work – your clients, your day-to-day duties, etc.
If you’re at home, focus on spending time with your spouse or significant other, your kids, your pets, or simply relaxing. That isn’t always a bad thing, you know!
Dan John always says, “The goal is to keep the goal, the goal.”
This could be something like, “When you’re at work, do work. When you’re at home, be at home.”
Wow – I think this blog post may be better for me to read than you 😉
All the best