Let's talk about getting into a routine and why it's important. Think back to when you were a kid and how much discipline and structure you had. During the school year, you had to get up early every morning, eat breakfast, do homework after school, eat dinner, brush your teeth, take a bath and go to bed at the same time every day.
Now think about your adult life. Are you practicing this much discipline and structure in your life right now? If not, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, frustrated and failing short of your own potential. It's ok! We all do it.
For me, I have learned that a consistent routine helps me be more productive and happier! I like my ducks in a row. Ask my family! Here are a few benefits of having your own routine. Ready?
*Makes us efficient, saves time and saves money.
*Instills good habits while breaking bad ones.
*Helps prioritize, eliminates procrastination, builds momentum,...
Mindset is a super buzzy word right now, but it isn't "trendy". What I mean by that is so much of what we are, how we behave, what we accomplish, the goals we attain, the life we live....TRULY is based on our MINDSET! The way we think!
"Whatever the mind can conceive and BELIEVE, it CAN ACHIEVE!"-Napoleon Hill
Let's look at this just a little deeper.
1st: Pay attention to your thoughts. How are you currently thinking? If you take a few short moments a day to pay attention to your thoughts, you will begin to see patterns. The goal here is to become better at understanding when they come up and what is the context. This is the first step in shifting mindset. It's not about "perfect thinking", it's about being aware.
2nd: Take time each day to pause and reflect, or meditate, set your intentions. This doesn't have to take long. Sometimes before I get out of bed, I think about my day and how and what I want to accomplish. ...
Always remember your WHY. Why do you want to workout?
It's not ALL or NOTHING! Do what you can even if it is not all that you intended.
Schedule your Workouts. Treat it like any other appointment.
Be prepared. Prepare ahead of time for your workout. Eliminate obstacles.
Workout to music that gets you going!
Invite a friend.
Are you stuck in a rut??!! Need some motivation? I totally understand - this is what I do for a living!!! It can be hard to get out of bed in the morning to get a workout in before your work day begins, or to find time and energy at the end of your day!
Here are some science-backed tips to help get you going:
*It has been proven that music can help "pump you up" for a workout! According to a study by the National Center for Health Research, listening to music you enjoy can help you get going and help you get more out of your workout. Try listening to music that matches the workout! For instance, try cardio with...