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Meditation and Home Workouts:
For most active people, the gym is their temple. It is the place where we all release our energy. The gyms have been missed, and the motivation to workout at home has been a struggle. The stay home as much as possible guidelines have been eating all of us. However, do not feel discouraged, you are not alone! I want to provide some tips to spice up your home workouts!
Schedule Online Workout Sessions with a Buddy
Not only can home workouts be a struggle to be consistent with, but one way to keep your workouts in check is to schedule a video call with a friend. I personally do this with a friend of mine where we schedule to workout once a week. At first, it might seem a little funny, but it is nice to feel that you have someone challenging themselves with you. YouTube videos are fun to follow, but this is personal and fun. I encourage you to try this!
Meditate After a Workout
This is a great mental exercise for helping you stay motivated. Working out is not easy, and sometimes we just need to breathe and remind ourselves it is about the journey. Meditation can also be shared with your friends through a video call. This is an activity to help boost calmness.
Set Priorities with S.M.A.R.T. Goals
What I’ve learned is that you want to set realistic goals when working out. During your session target the areas you want to focus on for that day instead of trying to do everything. By S.M.A.R.T. goaling your focuses, it will keep you motivated and organized. S.M.A.R.T. goals are (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based) objectives that follow the acronym format in order for you to achieve success. It will help you plan better and provide clear and trackable goals. When having organized goals, will improve your confidence with yourself and that is the ultimate goal when working out. You want to remind yourself that you can endure the struggles.
Workout Proof Your Space
I call this your encouragement space. Your workout space shouldn’t be the same place you sleep or the same place you do work. It should be an area where you feel peace. One thing you can do is write inspirational quotes on your wall. This adds positivity to your space and it can help keep you motivated with those home workouts. I understand that a gym is a place where we have lots of equipment, but make your home space fit your home gym.
One thing with remote workers is that we find distractions. One way is to have a bopping playlist and closing all social media apps. I feel like social media especially right now can take a lot of our time. Think of it like this, you can blast your playlist on the speaker, no one is bothering you, and if you commute to your gym think about the saved time you have now. That possible hour commute is now gone since you are in the comfort of your own home.