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13 Strategies To Build Sustainable Motivation

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13 Strategies To Build Sustainable Motivation

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Every new day brings you a new task and new difficulties. Kicking yourself hard to sweat in gym with same enthusiasm is tough. But facing these obstacles with same motivation is key to be unlocked. Inspire yourself to be the best and stay upbeat to take up the most toughest task as you end your day with flying colors. Here are the 13 strategies to achieve sustainable motivation and observe how awesome you are.

THINK HAPPY FOR HEALTH

People who are happy and relaxed find it much easier to summon up motivation for things they don’t want to do. Try to plan a time to do boring jobs and reward yourself when you finish – that way they won’t take over your life.

GIVE YOURSELF GOALS

Setting yourself achievable goals to aim for throughout the day will help your body enter a natural cycle of effort and reward. Remember to reward yourself by allowing yourself a few minutes off every time you achieve something, rather than rushing on to the next task.

DO IT IN INTERVALS

If you struggle mentally to keep going during your workout, you might want to switch to interval training instead. Using this method, your brain may respond better to short bursts of activity, so enabling you to work harder for longer.

DRINK UP ENERGY

Fatigue during exercise could be mostly due to dehydration[1], which causes the body to slow down in order to preserve essential fluids. Make sure you sip regularly to stay well hydrated.

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEEDING

Visualizing yourself achieving something you want could actually help you achieve it. This is because ,you are moving the thought patterns in your brain away from negative thoughts towards positive, productive action.

TREAT YOURSELF

You can train yourself to be motivated in the same way that you train a dog or teach a child — by using rewards. Allow yourself treats when you achieve something and you’ll soon race through that “to do” list.

BUDDY UP TO WORK HARDER

Finding a friend or gym buddy to work out With could increase your productivity by up to a third. Gym buddies help each other by making workouts fun and diverting attention away from the fact that exercise routines are often boring and repetitive.

MIX IT UP

No one said you had to walk the exact same route each morning or cycle the same roads day in, day out. Keep things varied and don’t get stuck in a routine. You’ll find that you’ll look forward to the changes in scenery and varieties of activity.

SET REALISTIC GOALS

Set goals you know you can follow through with. Choose activities you know you can do and do well. If you find yourself constantly frustrated with your workout, for example, it could be that it’s time to rework your strategy and find a better fit.

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

If you look good, the chances are that you’ll feel good, too. If you’re feeling low, make an effort to dress up and make yourself look good, then look in the mirror and smile. You’ll be amazed how much better you feel.

PUT IT IN WRITING

Keeping a log – of whatever it is you’re trying to improve on – will help you see how well you are doing If you look good, the chances are that you’ll feel good, too. If you’re feeling low, make an effort to dress up and make yourself look good, then look in the mirror and smile. You’ll be amazed how much better you feel.

GIVE THE GYM A BREAK

Being active still counts as exercise, even if it’s not strictly a proper workout. If you’re bored with the regime at the gym, take a break. Designate an ‘active’ day when you don’t go to the gm but make a conscious effort to exert energy in other ways. You will feel good for being active, and will have given yourself a break from your normal routine.

BOOGIE ON DOWN

Playing your favorite music or a selection of uplifting, inspiring songs while you work out or do unpleasant tasks has been shown in studies to increase enjoyment and motivation[2]. Grab that broom and don’t be afraid to dance around the kitchen while you clean.

So,what are you waiting for fellas, Go on, implement these steps & upgrade your lifestyle. Cheers to LIFE !!!

References:

[1] Rhodes RE, Fiala B. Building motivation and sustainability into the prescription and recommendations for physical activity and exercise therapy: the evidence. Physiother Theory Pract. 2009 Jul;25(5-6):424-41.

[2] Wepner F, Hahne J, Machacek P, Holzapfel J, Friedrich M. Motivation for physical activity - a survey in a Central European state. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2009;121(15-16):520-7. doi: 10.1007/s00508-009-1207-6.

 

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