How to break out of a rut

Are you tired? Discouraged? Complacent? Ready for a change?

I know what will help.

Exercise!

A healthy body is directly connected to emotional, mental, and spiritual vitality!

I am working with several people right now who are experiencing this phenomenon. I have too!

If you are ready to break out of the rut you’re in may I suggest a couple of things:

  1. Do something, but don’t do everything! I’ve seen to many people fail because they tried to do to much to quick! The result is that they’ve got a garage filled with workout equipment and a closet filled with new and unused exercise clothes! Pick one thing. Do it for a couple of weeks. Make it a habit. Then you can tackle something else.
  2. Tell someone what you’re doing. Maybe they’ll join you! Even if they don’t, the fact that you’ve told someone what you’re doing will help keep you accountable.
  3. Set a time to do “your thing”, then do it. If you don’t have a time… you won’t do your thing. A time to do it is as important as the decision to do it! Find your time, put it on your calendar (just like you would schedule a meeting), then do it!
  4. Do something else! After a couple of weeks your body will be ready for a new challenge… so oblige it! Add another mile to your walk! Learn some new exercises! Add more weight or repetitions! If you don’t mix it up and keep challenging yourself you will get bored… and bored people quit.

Do you exercise regularly? How has it helped you? Tell your story! I’d love to hear from you!

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