Flourish Health & Wellbeing eMagazine - Jan21 - Flipbook - Page 23
Don’t think of the physical activity as
If exercise becomes another "should" in
your life that you don't think you're living
up to, you'll associate it with failure.
Instead, think positively about the
commitment, like how it’s going to help
you ‘zone out’ from work stress or how
it’s going to make you feel after you’ve
exercised. Think of it as one of the tools
to help you get better.
Assess your barriers
Try and figure out what is stopping you
from becoming physically active. For
example, if you feel self-conscious, you
may want to exercise at home. Or, if
you struggle for motivation during the
week, see if a friend will join you with
your exercise goals.
Be prepared for setbacks
It’s likely you might miss a day or two of
exercise. When this happens, it’s
important to not give yourself a hard
time and quit. Ensure you stick with it.
Meanwhile, give yourself credit for every
step in the right direction, no matter how
So, if you're determined to set a new
fitness goal for yourself this year,
remember, the benefits are far
reaching, and your body – and your
mind – will thank you.