Hey MAD crew
Do you ever have every intention to get up for gym, you set your alarm and the only workout you do is giving your fingers a workout hitting the snooze button?
Don’t worry, you are not alone!
But, we are here to tell you today, that you can break the cycle.
Sure, some days you need more rest and an extra hour of sleep will do you a world of good, but some days we forget how to beat one side of our brain telling us to just skip the gym today.
So, we wanted to give you our best tips to beating the snooze button and getting up to work out.
Your habits should start the night before.
Tip #1 Lay out your activewear clothes the night before
Make it as easy for yourself in the morning as possible. The more effort you are faced with in the morning, the more likely you are to hit snooze, so get your cute outfit out the night before, lay it down and make your morning as seamless as possible.
Tip #2 Get enough sleep (!!!)
This one is huge, if you are scrolling on your phone until the wee hours of the morning and not getting 8 hours, then it is going to make actually getting up so much harder!
Tip #3 Put your phone on the other side of the room
If your phone is right next to you, we can unconsciously hit snooze, or snooze our alarms in our sleep! If you place your phone on the other side of the room, then you actually have to get up before hitting snooze, this will make the world of difference.
Tip #4 Create a morning routine that makes you excited
If you aren’t excited to get up, whether it be for your favourite pre workout, to listen to your favourite song, to dance around, to go to gym with a friend, to do an exercise you LOVE doing, implement something into your morning routine that excites you! It makes getting up so much easier.
Tip #5 Count down from 5 and just DO!
This one works surprisingly well, have you heard that counting down from 5 will help you do almost anything? It sounds so simple but counting down from 5 to 1 is a starting ritual. It will interrupt old behaviour patterns and trigger new ones. The 5 second rule is a brain hack. It's a form of metacognition which allows you to trick your brain so it can't sabotage your efforts.
Try implementing these 5 things and see how you go!
Mads & Jayme x