It’s not easy leaving Summer behind. Autumn brings lower temperatures, shorter days, rain… Maintaining your motivation high to keep a workout routine seems harder, but don’t worry: it’s a normal reaction of the mind and body. Now it’s the time to push yourself and defeat laziness.
Here are some tips to boost your mood and overcome the Autumn Blues.
1) AVOID OVERSLEEPING
Diminishing daylight can make us feel more melancholic, so we should start the day early. Studies show that losing even an hour of sunlight can impact us negatively on both mind and body.
It’s recommended to stick to a sleep schedule and embrace healthy sleep habits that can help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.
2) CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Setting up clear, achievable goals and making them happen is a great way to boost your energy. Try to start with relatively easy objectives that can build up your self-confidence and stamina to tackle more challenging ones. You got this!
3) FIND A TRAINING BUDDY
If a friend is counting on you to exercise together, you are more likely to stick to a new fitness routine. You’ll also enjoy the workout more, and probably push yourself harder; after all, we are very competitive creatures.
4) ADJUST YOUR DIET TO YOUR FITNESS GOALS
You can train all day long, but having a poor diet will make it extremely difficult for you to achieve your fitness goals. Autumn brings many seasonal fruits and veggies that are super tasty, affordable, and perfect for healthy meals.
5) GIVE MEDITATION A TRY
Whether your goal is competing in a triathlon or get up early to stretch your body, the lack of focus will surely reduce the odds of reaching your objectives.
Meditation and mindfulness can put you in an optimal frame of mind to push yourself and improve your performance.