3 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Workout During A Pandemic
These uncertain times can bring you down but these simple ways are here to help.
It has been months since the world was brought to a halt and pushed indoors owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. Staying positive is also becoming increasingly difficult.
During these uncertain times, just existing let alone working out seem like quite a task when there is a pandemic outside. So, it is understandable that picking yourself up and changing into your workout clothes to exercise is perhaps the last thing in your mind.
It’s almost like we are grieving and want to be left alone.
However, while it is OK to feel stressed or anxious, it is also important to bring some movement – even if it is just a little – to your routine. Moving around will make you feel better, trust us.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, the endorphins released in our body after exercising act like natural mood lifters.
To get started, these three ways can help motivate you to workout:
1. Start Small
For most people, when they think of exercising they think of high intensity workouts or cardio done for at least 50 minutes in the gym. This can overwhelm anyone who already has no motivation to workout.
It then becomes important to rethink your definition of exercise and start small. Consider just 10-minutes of movement every day.
2. Set Simple Goals
If you are looking to lose pounds and see a change on the weighing scale, just few days into working out then you are asking for too much. Set realistic and more achievable goals, keeping in mind the current times too.
Your goal should perhaps be as simple as feeling good after a workout session.
3. Don’t Stress Your Body
It is important to stay in your comfort zone, when you are already having a hard time exercising. So stick to routines or exercises you are already comfortable with. Don't push your body to do more.