There are a lot of things you can do to manage your stress level, for me going outside and breathe the fresh air especially around water, is the thing I like to do the most. Right now in Sweden the weather is really not funny, it’s grey cold and very dark and I still work from home after one and a half year. I am having a very stressful time at work and I think the weather and the time of the year are playing a big part in my stress level right now.
So what do you do if you don’t feel like going out taking a break and try to slow down ? Well the answer to the question is the heavy bag, this is for me an instant stress reliever! I am not concentrating on punching or kicking hard because I don’t want to mess my shoulder up again but I actually can punch again and that feels very good. I have also noticed that when I train on the bag now, I’m thinking a little less than I used to. During a training session I was thinking so much about the technique that it didn’t feel very natural and it didn’t flow so good. Now after a long time of not being able to train, I realize that I am more relaxed in my technique which is good because I feel it flows better, but to be honest I really need to work on it!
My body is very stiff I lost a lot of flexibility, strength and muscle mass, so the way back is going to be tough but I still have the muscle memory and I still have the technique memory, so overall I’m very happy with the more relaxed style that I got.
Back on track and back to JKD training, this is my winter plan.
Thank you for reading 😊
2 thoughts on “Jkd for stress control”
Your shoulder injury is just a bump in the road, sister. Your muscle memory will kick in and you’ll be back in shape in no time. By all means relax and enjoy that heavy bag. To mention an analogy, Laird Hamilton once told me that the best surfers were, “the ones out there having the most fun.” Keeping that in mind has helped me to watch my breathing, stay loose and dance with that bag.
Thank you Warren I appreciate your comments 🙏🏼