I guess I will try to think positively, as a news study says that it will help me get motivated to be physically active. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and I read about it here on Medical News Today.
Just by reading "a script" that told them to think of something that made themselves feel good or a big event they have enjoyed in the past, study subjects worked out more overall. The positive affect group walked an average of 3.4 miles a week more than the control group, according to the article.
The script tells people to think about small things that make them feel good when they wake up in the morning (like babies in carriages). It says to notice those things throughout your day. Also, when you are faced with a tough challenge (like getting out in the dark/cold winter to work out), think of proud moments in your life, (like getting a promotion).
I hope this works, as I need all sorts of different motivations lately to keep me going. I don't know about you but I am so tired all the time in the winter!
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How do you get yourself out of the house to run or workout when it is cold out?