How to make working out a habit?
Work out or exercise is something that your body and health necessities to stay fit and work properly. Making workouts a habit is almost everyone's chief new year resolution but as a fact it is the easiest one to break or discontinue as well. Although, people always wished to manage their workout routines on regular basis and seek any potential motivation that could push them towards workout and make it a habit.
It’s a fact that planning to do a workout regularly and making it a habit for real are two very different things, as it needs a big change in your routine and lifestyle. However, nothing is impossible if you truly make your mind.
Here are some most basic steps you can practice to make working out a habit and make it a part of your lifestyle too;
1. Understand The Importance of Working Out
Before bringing any change in your lifestyle it is important to convince your own self with some logical understanding and good reasons because it's simply you who can do it and no one can force you on that. Therefore, talk to yourself in the very first step and understand that why this is important for you either for your physical health or mental health or you just need it for a positive change in your life. If you make this part, then you don’t need anyone else to push you for this.
2. Start with Small Goals
Don’t ever get hard on yourself because this is something that is required to make yourself relaxed and not irritated. Set small goals, in the beginning, to make your muscles loosen up gradually and to make your body used to it. Take things slowly so that your mind and body both can take this change easily. If you are not feeling like doing any workout someday then just go for some deep breathing or meditation but don’t skip it.
3. Do What Makes You Comfortable and Happy
It is again very important to stay happy if you want to get yourself engage in something continuously. Select those workouts that you can do easily and exerts less pressure on your body and mind. Enjoy every part of it go for morning walks and jogging while enjoying the fresh morning air, green surroundings, birds chirping, or play your favourite music during a workout. All these things make you happy and you want it more every day.
4. Focus On the Habit Then the Results
Most people set some goals for themselves like, I have to lose 20kgs in a month. But, that’s a wrong approach, one should focus on the process more than the outcome or result. To be logical, when you start the exercise or dieting there are many other factors too that could be count in hurdles and sometimes one couldn’t get the exact results as planned, that makes them dishearten or they consider the process useless without contemplating the other factors. So, one should not focus on the results but enjoy the process and feel positive throughout, that might not get 100% physical results but surely ends up with good mental health.
5. Do Not Skip a Day
The last but not the least step one should take in this process is not to skip any day in the beginning, just make yourself do it even if you’re not feeling like it because this is the only way to make working out a habit. Try to make it a part of your routine and make time for yourself either in the early morning before going to work or in the late evening after all the hectic day whatever suits you well.Once, working out becomes your habit there are many ways to improve and strengthen it as per your liking and goals. So, plan for it today, work