Cosplay can be a great tool to help with depression, anxiety, to explore who you are and who you want to be, as well to connect with others online/in person.
In the past few years (due to covid) many conventions have been canceled, postponed or attendance restricted. There is a normal sense of withdrawal after going to a convention for a day or a weekend.
There may have been a lot of anticipation leading up to attending, a lot of work planning travel and cosplay. Then to have 1-3 days of shopping, socializing, cosplaying, and/or gaming, when that stops and you have to return to your normal life, the contrast can feel amplified.
Be kind to yourself when you feel down
make plans for the next convention
share pictures with friends who also attended
give yourself something new to look forward to (next cosplay, new items)
Sometimes we need extra motivation to stay healthy. Re-enchant your fitness routine with the Hero's Journey.
The Hero's Journey in Fitness has 5 tenets to bring out the hero in you:
A Hero takes full ownership of your goal and journey. Adversity is inevitable and is part of the process. Overcoming challenges that come is what makes someone a hero. This prevents Victims Mentality.
A coach/mentor is always helpful because they can help navigate the circumstances that come up. Luke had Obi-Wan. Harry had Dumbledore. Superman had two dads. They just can do the journey for you.
Every Hero’s Journey in fitness has a pivotal tool they use to help them on the way. There is no BEST tool, just a tool that they can use consistently. King Arthur had Excalibur. Luke had his lightsaber. Dorthy had ruby red slippers. Our tools can be a fitness watch, a home gym, or even the outdoors. Something that a hero can maximize.
The Hero’s Journey keeps the focus on the process, overcoming challenges, and the transformation of the ordinary person into the hero. It’s not just the results, it’s what one becomes to get those results.
When the Hero returns to their ‘ordinary world’, they will return a better person, using what they’ve learned to make their world a better place… or, they will encounter another call to adventure.
Head over to @superhero.forge to learn more about how you can apply the Hero's Journey to your fitness program. We all need a little motivation to stay healthy. Re-enchant your fitness routine with this Free Cosplay Fitness Starter Guide.