It doesn’t need to be jiu-jitsu, and in times like these a lot of people have had to improvise with their workouts. It can be walking, running, cycling, lifting weights, whatever your thing is. Small, incremental increases are best for your body, and they are also the most satisfying way to progress from a psychological point of view.
Whether you are in the military, or work behind a desk, challenges are what make us who we are. So keep setting targets. Be kind to yourself when you miss them, just make sure you don’t stop setting them.
Over the coming months I will be teaming up with Sam from REORG to bring you some of what I learnt from my years coaching and mentoring Special Forces. I will give you tips based on my experiences, and tell you how the combat mindset can be applied to everyday life. Watch this space.
Gaz Banford spent six years in the Royal Marines and 16 years in the Special Forces, ultimately as Sergeant Major in the Special Boat Service. He is now a mindset and leadership coach and founder of Duratus UK, providing leadership training to senior professionals and sportspeople. Gaz is also host of the Duratus Mind podcast.