Sports & Wellness
How to Stop Procrastinating and reach your goals
The first battle on your way towards physical and mental health will be to stop procrastination in its tracks. Get started with a personal coach and meet your goals!
Did you know that 15-20% of adults procrastinate on various tasks, including getting up to exercise. Whether it's too hard or you can't seem to find out enough time to attend a personal training session, we understand the real reason is you simply don't want to do it.
Regardless, we will give you some tips that will help you rekindle the motivation to take control of your physical fitness and stop procrastinating. Continue reading now and learn these must-know procrastination deterrent ideas.
Take the Hardest Step First
Sometimes all we need to do to stop procrastinating is take the first step because it's the hardest. If you've considered getting in shape, stop thinking about it and call your local personal trainer.
Once they answer the phone, you don't want to seem rude. Therefore, the last thing you're going to do is hang up the phone on them. This way calling and scheduling a personal training session might the hardest step but it sets the whole sporting journey on the rails.
Do the hardest tasks first because by doing this, every other step that follows will seem more manageable. For example, if the hardest thing for you is getting up early and heading to the gym, work with your personal trainer to set a time to train when you're already out.
Also, it is much harder to come up with an excuse to skip training, if you have to drive past the gym on your way home. So book a training with a coach near you.
Remind Yourself Why You're Focusing on Your Fitness
There are several reasons why people decide to take control of their physical health. Amonth them is the desire to be healthier or be able to run a marathon at the end of the year. If you find yourself procrastinating more, remind yourself why you began this journey in the first place.
When you remember the factors that motivate you, you can reignite your initial fuel to move forward with your plans. It also helps if you have someone you're close to that can remind you of the goals you've set for yourself every now and then. This is where a coach also comes into play. They know why you started training and remember your goals. So they can alwats give you a motivational speech if needed.
Find an Accountability Partner
We all have found it easy to convince ourselves to stay on the couch and watch one more episode of Grey's Anatomy, but that's harder to do when you have an accountability partner you can't leave hanging. Ensure the person you choose as your accountability partner is someone that takes their exercise journey seriously.
They'll attend personal training sessions with you and even police you about your habits in everyday life. Of course, these things are done from a place of love and care not to pass judgement on you when you don't feel like working out.
Your accountability partner is beneficial because they can motivate you to keep pushing when you feel like you've hit a wall and can't push forward any longer.
Change Your Mindset
One thing you might not have realised is that before you even thought about skipping a training session today, your mind has already been made up. If you want to ensure you break procrastination habits, change your mindset.
Stop considering yourself as someone who procrastinates and instead refer to yourself as someone that takes action. When you change your mindset, you'll notice your body follows, and you begin to turn things around.
Another reason to reconsider the way you think about physical fitness activities is to approach it with a different attitude. If you don't like training in the gym, why not try sport that brings you joy? At SPORTSESSION.COM you can choose among 50+ sports from table tennis to climbing. Sport is meant to be fun, exciting and memorable. Find the one you would like to play again and again.
Get Help From a Personal Training Professional
Outside of having an accountability partner, having someone coach you through your physical exercise sessions is helpful. Your coach will take the time to get to know you and learn about the goals you wish to achieve.
They'll create a plan that helps you achieve these goals at a steady pace while teaching you different skills you can use to ensure that once you've met these goals, you continue to progress instead of reverting to past bad habits.
Prepare in Advance
Once you get into the midst of your day, it can seem like a hassle to do things like setting out your clothes for the gym. Therefore you see exercising as an irritant and procrastinate doing what you need to.
Take time to prepare the day before by setting out or packing your exercise clothes. Therefore after a long day at the office, you don't have a reason to skip the gym because you've got everything you need.
When it comes time for you to leave the house, you don't have to think about grabbing anything but can instead direct your focus to get through the workday.
View Exercise As a Reward
At the end of a long workday, all we want is to reward ourselves. If you view physical exercise as a reward, you'll find yourself looking forward to each training session you've signed up for.
When the end of work draws closer, you will spend more time looking at the clock than getting any work done. Then when you start a training session, you're going to be filled with energy.
Breaking Through Procrastination
Dealing with procrastination can be challenging if you don't know what methods to use to overcome it. Find time to motivate yourself and remember what your goals are.
You might also consider hiring a personal training professional to help you achieve your goals. If this is something you want to do, stop hesitating and join SPORTSESSION.COM.
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