I feel like I'm living Groundhog Day, the movie. Each day a repeat of the one before, with no motivation to get out of my pajamas or get off the couch. Of course a pandemic and winter snow storms don't help, right? I'm telling you, I've had to have a real come to Jesus meeting with myself this week. I've had to call in ALL the Yoga Sutras to my practice!
Lisa, girl! Pull yourself together!
Anybody else right there with me? I've had to pull out all the stops, to get my a** motivated and I thought you might find my tricks and tips helpful.
First, I've set a time limit on my morning routine. No more than one hour for coffee, coffee refills, reading, social media and news checks, meditation, breakfast. I'm in the shower 1 hour after I get out of bed. If you don't have a morning routine, start one. Got kids, get up 15 minutes earlier and have a 15 minute time limit. The key is to SET A TIME LIMIT.
Second, movement practice before noon. Whatever your movement practice is for the day, do it early. If I wait until late afternoon or evening, forget about it.
Third, do what you like when it comes to movement. I hate the treadmill, it doesn't matter what I listen to, or how short I make the walk, I hate it. So, I stopped this week! I've changed my "cardio" (I use that term loosely) to low impact full body workouts with yoga and stretches and a snuggly savasana added in. I'm so much happier. If your looking for that type of workout go follow @lowimpactfit or @naablevy over on Instagram.
And lastly, I've changed my shoulds to coulds.. Instead of saying what I should do, I have put this question on my bathroom mirror: What three things could I do today that my future self will thank me for? I contemplate while I'm brushing my teeth and set a few goals for the day.
So there you have it, "Goodbye PJs and Netflix Motivation" tips. But having said that, remember, life is about balance, and some days, we just stay in our pjs.
Registered Yoga Teacher, Menopause Doula, health and wellness explorer, self care expert focused on empowering women over forty with tools for loving the midlife journey