We believe that inspiration is an inside job and finding your WHY is an important part of staying inspired to do good work. We also believe that exercise and fitness are important for your business. So, today we want to share some ideas for you to inspire yourself to work out before work.
“Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen.” - Deep Roy
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” - William James
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” - William James
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.”- Maya Angelou
Being self-employed makes it 100 times easier to stick to a workout. Now you have much more control over your time and you will be much more able to choose when you want to work and when you want to relax, or exercise.
The problem is, if you aim to finish early at the end of the day and workout then, you will almost always find that it never actually happens. The problem is, you'll still get tired and once you get into the 'flow' you'll find it's almost impossible to break out of it and to return later on while being just as productive.
In our experience we find working out first, on the other hand, means you'll have more energy and a better mood as you work during your day.
It's just a matter of being disciplined enough to plan your workouts into your day and inspired enough to honour your schedule.
Here are some tips that can help.
Be Prepared the Night Before
One way to work out before you start work is to set up your gym kit etc. the night before. The aim here is to create the minimum barrier or good habit between you and the workout so that there's no effort involved other than the workout itself. Setting things up the night before means you can just grab your workout gear and go and that helps a lot.
Make Your Workout Fun and Enjoyable
If you're going to be inspired to workout first thing in the morning then it can help a great deal to do a workout that you actually find fun. Working out is fun – and especially if you do something like rock climbing or sparring with a heavy bag. Find a workout that you enjoy and don't worry too much about your strict goals – they'll come with time as long as you put in the effort.
Oh, and your workouts don't have to be super long either. Ten to twenty minutes doing a High-Intensity Interval Training session first thing in the morning is a fantastic way to begin the day! We use and recommend the Home Workout Revolution system and use can find out more here is our affiliate link - http://go.earlytorise.net/SH1X
Exercising Is Good for Your Mental Health
We all know that exercise is good for your physical health. In fact, it would be somewhat difficult to overlook that fact. But, not only is it good for your physical health, but it is also very good for your mental health as well. Exercising regularly encourages blood flow, which in turn helps to keep the brain healthy. We find this an inspiring reason to workout for entrepreneurs.
Workout At Home
We have enjoyed working out at home for years now and find it to be the best use of our time and money. Meaning we have invested in an excellent online training system that we have followed for years and this has saved a great deal of money rather than paying for a gym membership. It has also allowed us to buy some equipment like dumbbells, bands, plates, bar, weight bench and a few kettlebells for our resistance training.
We save time because we don't have to travel or wait for equipment at a packed gym.
Simply get your workout clothes and get training. We use the Home Workout Revolution System for our HIIT workouts, weight training programs and follow along, talk about challenging. http://go.earlytorise.net/SH1X
If you're struggling to work out at all, then you might bear in mind that the problem is most likely linked with stress or your energy levels. It may just mean you're taking on too much work, in which case: readjust the habits that you create to reduce the stress!
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