The ability to make good decisions isn’t typically something that we’re taught explicitly how to do. It tends to be something that we figure out through trial and error. However, certain activities, like martial arts, can help you get better with the decision-making process.
Here are a few of the ways that your martial arts practice helps you make better decisions:
1. Staying Calm and in Control
Your martial arts training teaches you to remain calm and in control even when under pressure. When you’re able to stay in control of your emotions and thoughts, you’re more effective at making decisions in martial arts and in life. Stress is an unavoidable part of life. But if you learn how to keep your mind clear and stay in control, you’ll make good decisions.
2. Setting Meaningful Goals
As you work toward meaningful martial arts goals, it helps you with the decision-making process. Anything that helps you get closer to achieving those goals will lead you to act and make decisions accordingly. The same is true for life beyond martial arts. When you have personal goals, then you’ve identified what is truly important to you. And this knowledge helps you make decisions that will help you accomplish the goals that are meaningful and relevant to you.
3. Developing Mindfulness
Your martial arts training helps you develop mindfulness. Mindfulness is an awareness of your thoughts that reserves judgment. Being mindful and in the present helps you react and make decisions in your martial arts practice. When you can stay in the moment, you’re able to respond to that moment. Taking this focus on the current moment to your daily life can lead to better decision making in other areas of your life, as well.
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