Have you ever wondered why going to a party excites you but workout feels like a drag?
The answer is simple – Enjoyment. Period.
Because we enjoy a party, we enjoy the dancing, the drinking, the food, the laughter, the conversations – it helps us forget about all the stress and simply relax!
But why do you think our workout feels like a task? Or a punishment that we have to complete? Maybe because we’ve been conditioned to believe that anything that is important in any way, needs to be done in the blandest, most boring and dead-serious way! Even the sound of it is tiring. Phew!
This is certainly not needed. Follow these super-easy and super-fun ways of having an enjoyable workout, which you just wouldn’t miss for anything!
1. Time and space rhythm
Let’s start with a fixed time and place of workout and create a positive loop out of that. Working out at the same time and place helps in setting our body clock. First few days will be challenging, agreed, but before you know it your body will feel ready for the workout as its time gets closer. You won’t have to ‘prepare your mind’ for it.
Future looks indefinitely uncertain for gyms/workout studios. So, does that mean you’ll workout in those night jammies and a soup-stained t-shirt at home? Hell NO! Put on your proper workout clothes, for God’s sake. What are you saving those for? Diwali?
The instant feel-good mood will ensure that you enjoy your workout a lot more! Also, it increases your involvement and sincerity towards your workout.
Unless you like to workout in pin-drop silence, music is important, my friend. Just because you’re working out at home doesn’t mean the same soft music every day. In fact, choose a different kind of music each day. #soulfulsunday #technotuesday #wednesdaywalts.. get the drift?
In fact, why stop there? Put on a good stand-up or an audiobook one day and listen to a podcast or even a movie the next day! Keep it unusual and fun.
(Just try to turn off the words/lyrics during any Breathwork & Meditation)
4. Workout Party
Need we say more??? Choose any one from your family/ friends/ neighbours and make them commit to at least 3 days a week to exercise with you. Make fun workout routines of mutual taste and choice.
Help one another and sweat away to bliss! After the initial adjustment to one other’s rhythm, it will feel like a supercharged up workout-party that nobody would want to miss! Also, motivating and supporting one another will strengthen your relationships – besides the joy of everyone being uplifted.
5. Take a pause
Even during an intense workout, ensure you take enough pauses to regain your breath. Also to SMILE and laugh and hug yourself – which will instantly shoot the endorphins in your body and lift your mood. Just think of that deep sense of happiness you’d feel while you workout! Happiness is actually that easy, you see.
6. Put the phone away
Come on. Do we need to spell this one out? Put your phone on flight mode and put it AWAY from you – preferably in the next room. No distractions, please.
Given that you are already flooded with multiple good & happy hormones, might as well take the opportunity to be consciously grateful for anything and everything – whatever it is that hits your chord at that time, that day! No judgement.
Don’t design gratitude a speech – just let the sense of true gratitude settle inside your mind. Trust me, the effect will be magical in ways I cannot begin to describe.
Let’s face it – we all have our days. Some days are phenomenal but on some days we don’t really feel in our best form. Don’t be hard on yourself. Aim for consistency and not on the duration of the workout. Set a bare minimum bar, say 15 mins., and stick to it on your bad/low/busy days. Even if that means just doing a few stretches and meditating before bedtime. That’s perfectly fine.
Just don’t skip any day. Period. (unless seriously ill.)
And remember to limber down for a few minutes after every workout. It’s always a good idea to not let all that energy you just pumped up simply get wasted and calm it down for deeper purposes. Try lying down in Savasana for a minute or two at the end and see how it feels.
Now, if at any point you feel that none of this is helping you stay consistent on your workout routine – then let’s try and figure out how you’ve been feeling emotionally lately. No point bottling up emotions in the name of ‘toughening up’, my friend. We are here for you. Comment or mail us on [email protected]
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