Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to do everything you want? When life gets super busy, we miss out on making time for activities and hobbies that we actually enjoy.
Finding the motivation to work out can be tricky, and the best time is usually whichever time you can carve out. If you want to get scientific, though, research shows that squeezing in a workout in the morning can positively impact your productivity levels and mood, and has a ton of physical benefits! Not to mention, you sleep better at night and eat fewer calories throughout the day.
But what if you’re just not a morning person? We get it, nothing beats sleeping in, but it does have long-term ramifications.
Here are some motivation tips to get you out of bed in the morning from people who were just as lazy as us!
Pick the right workout
When you force yourself to do an activity, you don’t really take much joy in it. But if you have a workout that motivates you and makes you feel good, you’re more likely to be excited about it. If you like swimming, sign up for a class in the morning.If you like yoga because it helps you be more mindful in the morning, go for it!
You can also try things like cycling to work or running to your gym or to the nearest park for the instant wake-up you need. Feeling cold wind against your face in the morning can even be better than coffee.
Pack your gear the night before
Sometimes when we wake up in the morning, we’re demotivated by the long long list of tasks we have to do. The best way to deal with this is to know the potential things that demotivate you and prepare for them beforehand.
Put out all your gym clothes and prepare your bag the night before. You can even sleep in your gym gear so you go to sleep with the intention of waking up to go to the gym.
Join a buddy system
Feel like you need the extra nudge from someone who cares about you? You’re not alone! Many of us feel like we need a little more support while we’re trying something new because there is a fear of the unknown. Having a friend join you will make the experience more enjoyable for you and will help you assimilate into a new routine.
Improve your sleep hygiene
How we feel in the morning depends on our sleep hygiene. The better we sleep, the better we feel in the morning. Going to bed early and limiting distractions before sleeping are helpful ways to make sure you get up on time and are ready to go.
Joining the right weight loss program can help you stay motivated for a longer time. Join us at Diet Rite Systems as we try to pave the way for a healthier lifestyle. Contact us for more information.