How to beat procrastination and have the energy to train
Training is not easy, it can be at home, in the park, or at the gym. We know that for those who are starting training, simply starting to practice the exercise is a huge challenge in their daily lives.
However, the results will not appear if you do nothing. For that reason, today we brought you 5 efficient tips to beat procrastination and have the energy to train.
There are 5 tips that we put into practice every day. So, you already know that they work, even.
Okay, let’s get started!
Overcome the first barrier
The first barrier is that excuse that comes to your mind as soon as you decide to train, it can take many forms. The most common are:
- It’s too cold
- It’s too hot
- It rains
- It’s dry
- I went yesterday
- I’ll go tomorrow
Do you understand? The list could be endless. So, overcome that first barrier. As soon as an excuse appears in your mind you will: take a deep breath, look at the excuse, laugh at it and discard it.
Here is a secret advice: this first barrier appears in the minds of everyone who trains, even the most experienced. So don’t feel guilty about going through this. & Nbsp;
Keep distractions away
This is a very clear and objective tip: if your training is at the condominium gym, then there is no reason to keep looking at Instagram inside the apartment. & nbsp;
Stay away from distractions, keep them away. Place your smartphone in a drawer. Make this the beginning of your training. & Nbsp;
If you use an app for training, then we recommend that you leave others blocked during exercise. There are countless apps that do this, search for “block apps”, install the app of your choice and get rid of pre-workout distractions. & Nbsp;
Choose a small daily victory
Yes, we all have macro objectives, huge ones, that will lead to the achievement. A perfect body, an ideal weight, the incredible image in the mirror. However, these goals do not happen overnight and are built on small daily victories.
A small victory happens when you know that, that day, you put another piece in the construction of your total goal. It can be: running 3K, doing 40 push-ups, walking 5K, among many others.
We even have an extra tip that works for many people: forget about bigger goals. That’s right, forget about them. Focus only on the daily victory, focus on today, make today’s training worthwhile.
The sum of this effort will make the macro goal happen, even if you are not even paying attention. & nbsp;
Accept your failures with empathy and affection
It is really important to mention this, as it happens to everyone: someday you will let it go and you will procrastinate again. Yes, it happened before, and it will happen at some point in the future.
After all, we are all human beings. However, when that happens, you need to treat yourself with two particular qualities: empathy and caring.
Charging yourself a lot, treating yourself with disrespect or thinking those horrible things about your lack of motivation (which we know many people think), does not help at all.
There is more, there are countless indications that say guilt is the main fuel for further procrastination. & nbsp;
So, let’s imagine that you stop training one day, on this day you will take a deep breath, look in the mirror and say (or think): okay, this is normal, there is nothing wrong with me. & nbsp;
Treat yourself as you would treat a very dear person, every day.
Establish a ritual (or routine, as you prefer)
We are beings attached to habits. Watch your with daily behavior and notice how you do different things in automatic mode. Therefore, a small pre-training ritual helps to create context and prepare the mind.
What is a ritual? Well, it can be anything, as long as you do this action every time before training. Some good rituals are:
- Put on your headphones and listen to an energizing song;
- Prepare and drink your Whey Protein;
- Enjoy 5 minutes of meditation
A routine (or a ritual) is a task that can be done quickly, in a maximum of 5 minutes. Even & nbsp; simply putting on your sneakers can become an efficient ritual in your life.
Choose an action and do it every time, we will repeat, every time before training. You will find that this simple attitude will greatly improve your motivation. & Nbsp;
These were our 5 tips for overcoming procrastination and having the energy to train. Did you like the content? Then recommend our blog to your friends . Have any questions or would like more information? Send a message to us.
Thanks for reading and see you next time.