I was speaking to a member the other day about what to when you’re training and getting bored,
this seems to be quite a big problem as it comes up quite a lot when speaking to member and clients when they’re training on the own.
If you’re trying to train and you’re bored the problem doesn’t lie in the boredom itself, its the effect that being bored has on your willingness to try harder and keep your effort levels as high as they should.
So first to do is find a playlist that motivates you, I have a few go to songs when I’m building up that get me in the zone to train but once I’m training I then have 2 playlists, one to keep me in the zone and motivated to push harder and one to my mind occupied on the lyrics and the nostalgia the songs offer, for example, in the training with intent playlist I have things like, rock, heavy metal, hip hop, rap, in the other one, I have artists like Uncle drunker, Taylor swift, coolio, drake loads more, like I said that playlist to get me to sing along to the music, it’s to make think about he music rather than the training.
Another reason people get bored on there own is because training by yourself not speaking to people can be lonely, for this I suggest 2 things, go out for a long walk by yourself, like a 1-3 hour walk, no music, no phone, just you and the walk, it’s a form of meditation that some call active meditation, but this will help you get you used to just being by yourself, being comfortable with the thoughts you have and the feelings you have,if you can’t be comfortable with who and how you are, I genuinely believe you will never be truly free and happy, which is a little deep, but it’s something for you to explore.
The other thing and a lot less deep, is to listen to a long form podcast, a long for a podcast is a podcast over 1 hour, I much prefer these, the speaking can get his/her point across much better, they can elaborate and explain, you learn a lot more and it’s more interactive, some long form podcasts I can recommend are;
Sam Harris - Mindfulness
Joe Rogan - not the MMA or comedian guests, they’re good, but you don’t learn anything useful, so make sure you pick the ones with the other guests!
Shane Parish - the knowledge project
But if you do a quick google search, then you’ll find hundreds of recommendations.
2 more nd then that’s it,
The other one and to be honest the best one as there has been many study’s showing that training with someone will improve performance, I don’t mean just a coach, a friend, colleague whoever you can train with, train with them, the coach would be best as you can Learn proper technique and loads of other stuff and they are there with the purpose of improving your workout among other things, so train with someone!
The last and final thing is a really really short one, it’s this...
Everyone gets bored in training sometimes, get over yourself and push through, just keep going, doing a half assed workout is better than no workout, mix it up try something new but keep going.
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