Many homeowners take advantage of spring’s renewal mood to deep-clean their home, but springtime is an opportunity to renew yourself too! For beginners—or even seasoned and in-shape people—hacks and tricks come in handy. That’s why we bring you these strategies to train your mind to stay motivated and fit during this season!
Stay Motivated & Fit This Spring: Mental hacks and tricks
Make daily workouts rewarding
Generally, the benefits of working out are long term, causing many people to be demotivated in their first weeks. Sure everyone wants to have a healthy and fit life, but people who skip workouts are not thinking about that. Rewarding yourself immediately after working out can make exercise desirable for you. A reward could be seeing your favorite TV show or eating something you like. Besides, exercising has many short-term benefits that you can take advantage of, like raising your productivity or boosting your metabolism. Keep the daily benefits in mind, and you won’t skip your workouts a single day!
Pair exercise with something you enjoy
A trick to make daily exercise seem more appealing is Temptation Bundling. It happens when you pair a chore with something you enjoy—for example, hearing an episode of your favorite podcast or listening to an audiobook. By bundling together both activities, you will look forward to doing both, even if it’s only by association.
Start with mini workouts
Consistency is the key to success. It doesn’t matter if you begin by working out 5 minutes a day as long as you keep it going. In fact, over-training can have some adverse effects on beginners. Also, it’s more likely that you skip an hour-long routine than a 5-minute workout session. Build up your endurance slowly, and the results will encourage you to keep exercising.
Involve more people
Make working out easier by involving more people in your routine. Getting a workout partner or finding a group could work. Friends and family can be wonderful motivators, and the commitment will be stronger. Keep your friends informed about your progress too!
Free yourself from workout guilt
Many people put off exercise and decide to postpone it for the next day. Sometimes it’s better to make a conscious decision to skip a workout session rather than making false or difficult expectations. The feeling you are in control of your routine can help you minimize workout guilt.
Invest in fitness gear
Although equipment and devices aren’t strictly necessary to keep you fit, they can help you get in the right mindset. Many people get into an exercising mood only after putting on their workout wear. Fitness trackers can do wonders in your routine, letting you know your progress. Besides, once you invest, you’ll hardly waste all the new equipment and wear.
Keep your workout area ready
If you are working out at home, keeping your exercise area ready means keeping your home clean and organized. Cleaning and tidying up before starting your exercise routine might discourage you. If it’s possible for you, designate an area in your home only for exercising and keep it clear and ready. It will feel easier to jump directly into your workout.
We hope this blog helped you mentally trick your mind to stay motivated and fit this spring. If you need help with your cleaning chores to give your workouts more time, Calmaids is the right choice! Get your quote now!