Let's explore exercise motivation techniques to build the habit of Yoga at home. Here is the best Exercise Motivation method to make a start and 7 simple ways to ensure you can sustain the habit.
A. Set one easy, specific, measurable goal. There are several keys to setting this crucial goal:
B: Log it daily. People who keep a exercise log are thrice more likely to be able to sustain it. It is very helpful to sustain exercise motivation. As soon as you’re done working out, log it. Don’t put it off, and say you’ll do it before you go to bed. No exceptions. And don’t make the log complicated — that will only make you resist doing the log. Just the date, time, and what you did. . If you log your workout, you will start to see your progress, and it will sustain weight loss motivation to exercise.
Here are 7 exercise motivation strategies to ensure you keep doing it every day.
1. Report to others
This is the key. You can do it with your spouse, or friends or family, or a workout partner, or a coach, or a group, or a class. Make it part of the process that you have to report your daily workout to other people. It could be using an online log, or email, or the phone, or just by telling your co-workers what you did this morning. But be sure that they know you are seeking motivation to exercise, and that they are expecting a report every day.
2. Get a Partner
better way to build and sustain the exercise motivation than perhaps any
other. Do Yoga together with your spouse
at home in the morning and night.
Rope in your
neighbor to step out together for morning walk. Or after office walk together with
a colleague. Make friends at the park with
others who exercise while you stretch and do pranayams. Sharing
and bonhomie makes it easier and there is someone to monitor your “Yes I did it
3. Add motivation as needed
If you miss two consecutive workouts, you need to look at why, and add a new motivation. Promise rewards, invite public pressure, surf for inspiration, do whatever it takes to get going again. If you miss two more consecutive workouts at any time, add more rewards or inspiration- until the exercise habit sticks.
4. Don't Compare Yourself to Others
You will always see movie actors or super
toned, fat less specimens who proudly grace the TV or gym in body hugging sportswear.
Don’t compare yourself to them. Ignore
them. Do not let them dampen your for your humble weight loss motivation or simple desire to feel better.
5. Find the Fun in It
Make it fun and make it easy. If you're not
the gym type, try “Do it Along” Yoga at home. Put on the music. Light up the
incense stick. Try aromatherapy. Walk around your neighborhood, or walk up and
down stairs or dance with music or TV. This will increase your exercise motivation.
6. Break It Up
You can make it easier on yourself by splitting your exercise session into two or three sessions. Research supports the idea that this can be as beneficial as one long workout. So, for example, if you don’t feel like exercising for an hour on any given day, do three sessions of 20 minutes each.
7. Reward Yourself
Treat yourself for making the effort to exercise -- not with food, but with something that you enjoy, like a movie or flowers.
Try to think of indulgences that will reinforce a mind-body connection so you can savor the rewards of your hard work. Plan a short trip, or just an hour in a garden. Go to a see a movie and remind yourself with each precious moment that you are celebrating your motivation to exercise.
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