When the alarm clock goes off, it sounds like a drill is going into your head. You don’t want to get up because you feel like going back to sleep. It would be better if you got up and did whatever you need to do for the day than go back to sleep.
The alarm clock tells you to get up. It’s hard to break the habit of sleeping in. Sometimes it is a good idea to listen to the alarm and start your day, but sometimes it can be hard and you might want to sleep more.
Some people say that it is hard to get up in the morning because of the annoying alarm. It is hard to decide whether or not you should get out of bed and start your day. But once you are awake and moving, you can accomplish things and have a productive day.
If you know that you need to work out, then do it! You don’t have to work out for a long time to be effective.
It would help if you motivated yourself to exercise and overcome procrastination. You can do this by setting small goals, doing things you will enjoy when you work out, and working out with friends.
Set Achievable Goals
To stay motivated to exercise, make sure that your goals are realistic. If you are feeling sore and overworked after exercising, it is hard to keep going. Instead, start slowly and build up gradually if you haven’t exercised for a while.
This advice may mean that you should walk around the block by yourself. On the other hand, you might start with just one block and add an extra half a block each time. This way, you won’t work your muscles too much, and you will feel good when you reach your goal for the day.
Exercise for a Minimum Amount of Time
Self-help experts recommend that you try to set a healthy process in motion when you are dealing with procrastination. First, you can tell yourself that this is just for 10 or 15 minutes. Then, after this time, you can stop the activity and start something new. Many people find they have more motivation to do the task for longer than just 10 or 15 minutes because at some point during the task they want to keep going.
Choose Enjoyable Forms of Exercise
Sometimes people avoid exercise because they think it is boring or hard. It would help if you thought about what activities you enjoy most and what you don’t like about exercising. For example, maybe you just do not like the feeling of being hot and sweaty after a workout.
In that case, you might consider swimming regularly. On the other hand, maybe you feel confined while exercising in a gym or at home. In that case, you might want to choose outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, or cycling instead.
Accompany Someone With Yourself
If you do not like to exercise, find someone who likes it and exercise with you. This can be a friend or family member. You will want to go for an activity that you both enjoy. It is easier to keep your promise if you know that someone else is waiting for you at the gym.
To motivate yourself and to stay on track, give yourself rewards once you meet your goals. For example, when you go to the gym after work and work out for 20 minutes, have a healthy snack or some new exercise clothes. This will help keep you motivated.
Mikael is a health nutrition expert and loves mountain biking. Mikael started his health product research journey about 6 years ago and still loves doing it. Apart from spending time on his study, research & literature, he plays basketball regularly and is a fitness freak. Follow me on Linkedin