Sometimes, finding just one good thing can help give us the strength to keep moving forward.

Train your mind to focus on good things.

Coach Sandi Nypaver gives you some of her top tips for when a run gets challenging or a day her going your way. Ultimately, it’s important to ask: Where will you choose to put your focus?

Training your mind to focus on good things can sometimes make the bad days a little easier or help you know when it’s time to start moving on from a bad experience.

Change your perspective.

On bad days we tend to focus on everything that doesn’t make us happy, but finding just on good thing to focus on can start changing our perspectives.

What good things can you focus on when everything seems to suck on the surface?

When it’s raining or snowing, you can appreciate that water is a necessary ingredient for growth. Focus on the important (prevent fires, important to life on earth) of water. Focus on something like how pretty the trees are on your run. Be grateful for the fact that you have a body strong enough to run.

Meditation can be a wonderful tool.

Mediation can be a wonderful tool that can help you stay in the present moment making it easier to focus on all the good things in your life. Meditation is meant to be simple.

Focus on your breathing.

All you do is focus on your breath., feeling the inhale and exhale, and quiet your mind. When thoughts come in (which is expected!), all your do is gently remind yourself to go back to focusing on your breathing. You can do this for a couple minutes or over 20 minutes.