#EverydayPeople – Mind over Matter

In this week’s #everydaypeople, we have 35-year-old Blossom Fernandez sharing her #lifehacks and #protips with us. Fernandez is a full time Flight Attendant, Half Ironman finisher and owner of a home bakery called The CakeAiry.

Describe a challenging incident of your life; something that changed you or your life.

My grandmom who was the rock of our family passed away after a painful battle with cancer. Many years later in 2016 I found out about the Pinkathon Run and without any prior running experience I signed-up for the 5k run. This event literally changed my life. I realised that I enjoyed running, that I could actually run much more than I thought I could and that the feeling of accomplishment was unlike anything I had experienced. There was no turning back after that and fast forward to today I am a Half Ironman finisher with my goal set to complete a Full Ironman in 2019.

Looking back what was the mindset that helped you push through this or overcome this challenge?

It all boils down to how badly you want to see your goals come to fruition. Ever since being fit took centre stage in my life I have learnt more about myself in just 2 years than I have in all the years I have walked this Earth. I am not one to leave anything half done so the determination and dedication that I pumped into every single day that I trained towards crossing the finish line in Dubai at the Half Ironman triathlon is what drove me to show up day after day irrespective of how tough and daunting the road ahead seemed.

One life tip for others; a way of thinking, a perspective or an action that helps you pull through the ups and downs of life.

As cliché as this may sound, no phrase holds truer for me than ‘Mind Over Matter’. Each of us is capable of achieving whatever we set our mind to. Sure, it may sound crazy to others and to yourself too at times , but the mind is the most powerful tool at your disposal and you have to make it bleed for all it’s worth. Train your mind and you have already achieved 3/4th of your goal. Talk to yourself first thing in the morning and before calling it a night, believe in yourself, do not compare yourself with anyone else, do not be afraid to fail and most importantly show up for yourself every day because with an attitude like this, on days when the body is not willing, the mind will do all the heavy lifting and see you through.

Do drop by next week for a new dose of #everydaypeople

The series #everydaypeople is about understanding that “life happens” to everyone. We all need a little dose of inspiration, a tiny sense of “there are others going through something similar” and, some #protips and #lifehacks to help us through. 

Also Read: #EverydayPeople – Keep your self-talk positive
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