How to Stay Motivated to Exercise During the Busy Holiday Season
Motivating Yourself to Exercise During the Holidays
The holiday season is rapidly approaching. This is a magical time for many, but it can also be a very busy time. With all of the social events, shopping, planning, family time, and everything else, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to exercise. Plus, there’s a lot more temptation to snack and drink alcohol at this time of year, and that isn’t exactly great for your health either.
If you’re having a tough time staying motivated and healthy as the holiday season approaches, here are some tips that could help.
Adjust your Schedule
The holidays are a busy time, so you may not be able to stick with your regular fitness routine. That’s okay! Change things up for the holiday season and keep going! Even if you have to do shorter workouts or space your exercise throughout the day instead of doing one solid chunk of activity, it’s still beneficial.
Not only will making changes help you find time over the holidays, but sometimes changing up your routine is exactly what you need to get motivated!
Incorporate Exercise into your Day
During the busy holiday season, you may not be able to dedicate a block of time to exercise each day. If you can’t, try to make your overall life more active! Instead of driving to the store, for instance, walk or ride your bike (if it’s possible and the weather cooperates). When you do drive, park farther from the entrance and walk through the parking lot. Take the stairs instead of the elevators. All of these little bits of exercise add up.
Make it Social
The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate with friends and family. Instead of always meeting at a party or having drinks or dinner, why not combine your social life with your exercise routine? Go for a hike or a walk and socialize in a more active fashion. Plus, this can be a great way to look at holiday lights together or just enjoy the beauty of the season
Take Time to Celebrate
Whatever you celebrate this season, take time to enjoy yourself a bit. Exercise is important, but so is your happiness and emotional well-being. While you may not want to go overboard with social gatherings and events during this time of year, take some time to enjoy the moments that matter the most to you. And take some time for yourself as well. You don’t need to attend everything and make everything happen. Try to find some time to relax. This will leave you feeling refreshed and motivated for the new year!