Exercise: Habit and Mindset

Exercise and working out has much to do with habit and mindset.

It can often be hard to start a new routine and stay consistent with it. We try to ‘do’ more things than most of us can do considering the hustle and bustle of daily life. It is best to start with one habit, master it and then add a new habit. Scheduling your workouts as if they are an appointment that cannot be changed is often a great way to approach exercise. Most of us wouldn’t reschedule a doctor appointment or a meeting with a boss, thinking of your workouts the same way.

Working out can be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it. Approach each workout with the mindset that you will do what you can do. If you show up and do the work you made progress. In the middle of your workout, or anytime throughout for that matter, if you’re feeling like you just can’t do anymore, tell yourself you can do one more rep, or 5 more seconds. Dig deep and believe that you can conquer the current situation, in this case, your workout.


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