Be the Best YOU
All of our InSports Days include a “Being the Best You” session. The program includes three important pillars: Self-Regulation, Self-Confidence, and Goal Setting. Through various exercises kids will learn different techniques to help them develop each of these crucial areas and become the best they can be!
As we look ahead to 2023, it’s important to start now to create a plan for success. There are many ways to be the best version of yourself, but here are the top five ways to get there.
First, set goals for yourself. Goals are the foundation for success and should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART). Goals provide direction, focus and motivation to work towards something that you want. Make sure that your goals are realistic and that you have a plan for how to achieve them.
Second, prioritize your physical health. Exercise is essential to feeling your best, and getting at least sixty minutes of moderate to intense physical activity each day can make a huge difference. This doesn’t have to mean going to the gym, it can be something as simple as going for a walk or playing a sport.
Third, take care of your mental health. This means valuing yourself and treating yourself with kindness and respect. It also means engaging in activities that make you feel good. This can be anything from reading a book, to spending time with family and friends, to meditating.
Fourth, work on your emotional health. Emotions can be tricky and it’s important to be able to identify and manage them. Practice breathing techniques or mindfulness to help you stay in the moment and stay calm when faced with difficult emotions.
Finally, make sleep a priority. Sleep helps to recharge your body and mind and is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Try to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night, and if you’re having trouble sleeping, find ways to relax before bed such as taking a warm bath or doing yoga.