Easy Steps To Keep Yourself Motivated To Workout

We all know that being active and keeping fit is good for us and for our health. We all know the science and details behind it all, so from that side of things, it really is a no-brainer. But even when we know all of this, it can be hard to stay motivated all of the time. We can all go through little phases where we are keen and motivated, but then other times when we are lacking in motivation and inspiration, and the thought of exercise can be really tough. So here are some of the ways that you can stay motivated so that you can keep fit and stick to your exercise routine.

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Change Perspective

If you want to look for ways to stay motivated then you need to start thinking about how you think about working out. If you have a bit of a couch potato mentality, then it can be easy to not exercise or justify not doing it. If you think like an athlete, then you will view your workouts as something that can improve you or something that can help you to be better. Think of the time that you exercise as a blessing, rather than a real chore or sacrifice, and amazing things will start to happen.

Look the Part

If you aren’t feeling up for working out, then you can look for many excuses to justify your actions. So with that in mind, it is important to make sure that you can look the part when you exercise, as that can be another thing that you might justify as a reason not to exercise. It could be that you just need to get a new pair of training shoes or a new sports bra, or could even mean scratching to your own track and field uniforms if you like working out outdoors. Just check what you have for your training gear and then you can see what will help you to stay motivated.

Set a New Goal

If you are just working out just to workout, then it will be clear that you are likely to lack motivation; that kind of working out is really boring. So if you are feeling a little uninspired, then it is a good idea to set a new goal. It could be that you want to improve how much you can lift or how fast you can run, or even a goal of signing yourself up for something like a triathlon so that you have something specific to work towards.

Schedule in Time

If you schedule in time for your workouts then it makes sure that they are much more likely to happen. So put them in your diary and then it is going to be harder to rearrange them and harder to justify why you can’t do it. It may feel like a little bit of a chore to start with, but it will get easier and easier and it will just become part of your routine.

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How To Be Happy- Really

It’ a funny one really. Happiness is something that we are all looking for. But, isn’t that the problem? More on that in a minute.

There are many books with many tips to help you find happiness, but the truth is what works from one person, might not work for the next. Joy is unique. What makes someone else smile and feel content might not work for you. And that is perfectly okay.

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Stop Putting It Off

You know the saying “I’ll be happy when…” it is super toxic. By having that mindset, you are pinning your happiness on something that either a) might never happen or b) something that is a short term thing. Try and avoid using language that perpetuates the idea that you should be waiting for a particular event to make you happy.

You are giving your power away to something that you might not be able to control. Only you are in charge of your happiness.

Be Kind

You might opt to do something nice for someone you know, or maybe you do something for someone you don’t. Doing something kind for other people gives you what might be a ‘warm fuzzy’. It’s the glow associated with doing good things without seeking something in return.

Being generous with your time, money or just holding a door open for someone makes a difference to them and you.

If you know someone is having a hard time, send a message and give them support. If you can afford to buy someone’s homemade goods, then do so.

Sometimes it is as easy as listening to someone who needs to talk.

It should be noted that if you don’t have the mental or emotional space for this then do what you can.

Be You

A massive problem for many people is trying to be someone that isn’t true to them. It might be the influence of the media, or it might be a feeling that you should be doing better. But this can be an excellent opportunity to find out who you are, and what you like to do.

Try out different hobbies until you find out what you love. It might be learning to play the bass, it might be painting, or it could be finding the right fitness center.

If you find out what your natural passions are, and incorporate them into your life more, you will find a lot of joy when you do them.

Green Therapy

Some people call it forest therapy, others call it green therapy. There is a lot to be said for a simple walk in the woods. It might seem like it is going to be boring, or that you can’t find the energy. But once you get those walking boots on, and start wandering through the trees, you might see those stress levels come down dramatically.

Being happy isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t take much to give yourself the intrinsic boost in your daily or weekly life to find out what truly gives you that buzz.

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