What if I Feel like I’m Getting Burnt Out with Jiu Jitsu?
Getting Burnt Out with Jiu jitsu. As with most things in life, there may come a point when you don’t feel like you have anything else to give to your Jiu Jitsu career. What should you do when this happens? Should you give up? Should you stick it out? These are a few of the many questions that are probably buzzing through your head when you’re feeling tired of going to practice each week. That’s okay, because in the following sections, we’ll give you some advice on how to deal with it.
Give Jiu-Jitsu a Break
Perhaps the best thing you can do when you’re feeling burnt out is to give BJJ a break altogether. But you may be wondering, “Won’t I get out of shape?” Well, you might, depending on how long you stop going for. To maintain your cardiovascular endurance, stop going to practice but maintain a steady jogging schedule throughout the week. This should help you transition back into BJJ once you’re ready.
Don’t Take Things So Seriously
One of the main reasons why people get burnt out in the first place is because they’re taking Jiu-Jitsu way too seriously. Unless you’re planning on competing in serious tournaments, there’s no reason why you need to experience stress from practicing. Did you get tapped out five times in one practice? It’s okay. Have you been on a slump for the past few weeks? It’s fine. You have to accept the fact that, in Jiu-Jitsu, you’re going to experience peaks and you’re going to experience valleys. The key is to appreciate the peak and not be so hard on your self during the valleys.
Create BJJ Goals
Having goals can really give you something to strive for each and every practice. The key to setting goals is to make them very large (at least to you). For example, your goal can be, “I want to tap out 15 opponents per week”. If 15 opponents sounds like a bit much, then lower the number down to something that is more manageable.
The key is to ensure that your goals are challenging. When your goals are challenging, you’ll be more likely to show up to practice ready and fired up – even on days when you don’t really feel like going. To sum things up, you’re going to feel like quitting from time to time, but as long as you follow the tips in this article, you should manage just fine.