A second thing that Russel Kane mentioned in the training I mentioned yesterday was what he said could actually be a fourth thing to prioritise before looking at anything else.

What’s going on in our heads.

Both he and I fully understand that there is a variety of mental health related conditions that people can have.

Not dismissing that.

But also that there a lot of things we can do to help with how we think and feel that we might not be doing.

Not always easy, sure.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not possible.

He referred to it as “mental hygiene”.

I’m sure we’re all aware of looking after our physical hygiene and spend an amount of time, effort and money looking after that.

But we don’t always realised that we might not be doing the same for the mental side of things.

– Challenging our thought processes.

– Improving our ability to cope with the less enjoyable emotions by making different choices when we’re feeling them.

– Training ourselves to feel more of the more enjoyable emotions by working on taking less for granted.

– Improving our self control by practicing self control.

– Being considerate of what we allow into our brain – the news, social media, gossip and more.

Without challenging what’s going on in our head and making changes to that over time (which we can help with if you have a go at our four week trial at www.myrise.co.uk/apply) ……..

The things that we’re trying to do will probably just go as they did before.

It’s like ramming the accelerator ever harder while the brakes are still on.

Being considerate of our “mental hygiene” can help take some of those ‘brakes’ off.

Much love,

Jon ‘ist’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.