Overcoming mental and physical blocks
You may be on a Neilson holiday, with loads of inclusive activities at your fingertips, but you could find yourself holding back from trying something new. There could be many reasons for this, but the most common mental and physical blocks to trying something new is not being fit enough or thinking you won’t be any good at it. This is a common catch 22 that can easily be overcome. By actually trying and practising a new activity you will naturally become fitter and better at it.
Another common block is comparing yourself to others. People who may be younger, fitter and more competent in an activity. Remember you are improving all of the time, as you become fitter and more comfortable with an activity, your self-confidence is likely to improve too. And as all sports have different levels and age groups, from entry level to championship, from junior to senior, there’s nothing actually stopping you but yourself.
At all Neilson beachclubs, we teach activities in a progressive way, from beginners through to experts, so you will always be learning at a comfortable pace and with others of the same ability as you. It’s a fun way to try a new activity, whilst enjoying the camaraderie and encouragement of the group.
Fear of failure might be another factor, but the best way to learn something new is through trial and error. Don’t set your goals too high to begin with; try that easy bike ride, or the beginner windsurfing group. You may never have stepped on a windsurf board before, but that’s OK, it’s all about finding your thing and giving it a go.