Staying Motivated in Winter

It's cold, it's dark and even the simplest task of leaving your bed seems like climbing Mount Everest at the moment. So, how are you supposed to stay motivated to keep up your fitness, regime, go to work, eat well and focus on your goals when bed seems like the most viable option? I don't care whether you're a couch potato or Mr Motivator, this time of year is HARD, so I'm going to try and give you some tips on how to keep your spirits high at this time of year...

1. Make a vision board

Nothing gets you feeling pumped like a vision board. Get your favourite magazines, images from online or wherever you can find them and get creative with making something that will keep you inspired. Make sure you place it somewhere in your house where you will see it everyday, that way when you're having a bad day something as small as this will quickly cheer you up when you see what you're aspiring too.

2. Be around friends & family

Especially at this time of year, it's a time to fit in as many social occasions as possible. A lot of us are self-employed these days or are busy trying to build our careers and often forget about other things that arguably much more important. You'll find no greater joy than spending an afternoon with your family, taking your mum out to dinner or meeting friends for a film night, it's occasions like this that we live for. We aren't meant to be alone and isolated and sometimes we get so caught up in our own problems that we forget this, so send someone a text now and enjoy time with loved ones.

3. Set your goals for 2019

It may seem a little early to be thinking about your 2019 goals, but personally I think you can never be too prepared. It really is tough to stick to any goals when it's so close to Christmas, so just give yourself some time to rest and reset so you're ready to kill it in 2019. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail, one of life's key quotes.

4. Plan something big

Holidays are the one thing we can all agree on that make us feel good. The thought of remaining horizontal on a beach for 10 days, or exploring beautiful cities are the perfect excuse to work hard in order to celebrate something at the end. You may be stuck for money with it being so close to Christmas, but why not plan your holiday down to the finest detail so you are dedicated to booking it when the time is right. Once you've got this planned, it gives you a date to set your fitness and nutrition goals for.

5. Don't worry about it

Stop stressing about all the things you need to do, it's Christmas after all!


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