It could be extra hard to get yourself motivated during the pandemic. It’s taken many lives and it’s also put many a livelihood in danger. Consider yourself lucky if you suddenly found yourself working at home, making ends meet from the comfort of your room, laptop in front of you, and a cup of coffee on the bedside table.
During the pandemic, you can also explore all sorts of skills to better yourself. If you’re not good at sports, you can try out a few and see if you can improve on them. If you haven’t read a book before, try some speed reading exercises to help you finish a book in a week. If you’re exercising, you can also try to combine two completely different forms of discipline to help you become better working at home; that is, exercising and mental health.
Whatever your reasons may be, exercise and meditation help you get the best of both worlds in health. If you’re interested in spicing up your routine at home, take a look at some of these tips.
Work Out Wisely
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to expend all your energy at a certain time in the day. Anytime you want to work out is fine. Working out in the morning works best for morning persons, while night owls might choose to work out just before they go to work in the evening.
You might also want to consider spreading your workouts throughout the day. This is perfect for people who are in dire need of motivation, a pick-me-upper or just need to get that sudden boost of energy during the day.
You can do a few minutes of your workout during certain times in the morning, noon, or night. That way, you won’t feel tired, and you’ll also gain the benefit of feeling active your whole day.
Try It Out with a Friend
There are times when you feel too lazy to work out or even get out of bed. When you’re locked down and in isolation during the pandemic, this may even double up. With the help of messaging apps and other video platforms, however, you can still end up working out with a friend or a colleague.
Some people prefer to call them “accountability buddies”. It varies from person to person, of course, but there are just people who need someone to push them to do something. Aside from that, your friends or partners can help you keep track of your workout, if not provide extra motivation.
Taking a Brisk Walk of Sorts
There are rules and regulations you need to follow that are set forth by the government. Following these at the time of COVID-19 is a matter of life and death. If you don’t want to dwell on how grim that sounds, taking a walk is a nice distraction. You just have to do it within the confines of your property.
If you’ve got a big property, you may well do that walk on a pathway surrounding your home. You can do that inside your home too if you’ve got a small area. Just remember to make it brisk to keep your heart racing.
Notice How Your Body Reacts as You Exercise
If you want to get the full approach to exercising while being mindful of your surroundings, you can do it a little slowly. Notice the changes happening in your body and how positive this makes you feel. If you’re feeling a little tired from the workout, try to put this into perspective as an effect of a proper workout.
Additionally, you should also be motivated to exercise. Are you feeling a little tired? Do you think you don’t have the energy for those weights? The intent to exercise must sometimes be there in order to do a proper exercise.
Be Mindful of Your Surroundings
This is a good thing to do if your only exercise ground is at home. Notice your surroundings and see if you can allow this awareness to expand through that space. What you’re doing is meant to help you as you move through that space with a clear intent to produce results.
Try to remove as many distractions as you can. If you need to listen to music, have that as the only ‘distraction’ in the area.
There are a lot more workout tips and advice out there, and those listed here are only a few of them. Take them and make them into your own. The best advice is one that comes from what you think is important as your exercise.