Asics Frontrunner Bernadette Dancy discusses how to find motivation during the lockdown.
- ‘Turn off your brain’ - or at least, ignore the automatic thoughts that occur around the time that you come to exercise. That voice that says ‘it’s cold outside’ or ‘you’re too busy’ will almost always be present. If you were to give it any notice or respect, you’d never exercise.
- Move knowing it probably won’t feel comfortable BUT also knowing that it does get easier AND you will feel a real sense of achievement once you’re done.
- Finally, remember motivation isn’t a constant. It comes and goes. Don’t make the mistake of waiting for it. Go after it and you’ll soon see an improvement to your health, fitness and achieve your intrinsic goals, all of which eventually increase your motivation and drive to train. The mind follows what the body does.
Bernadette Dancy is a Health Coach for Stress and Mental Health from London