I am a big fan of optimising things in my life.
It stems from the fact that I am lazy as hell. So I like it when I can figure a way to get maximum results with optimal efficiency.
I consider it a good thing.
Because I can now share those strategies with you through social media and emails like these.
So you too can get better results from your body and mind. While doing lesser work than anyone else.
Work smart. Not hard.
It is winter now in the northern hemisphere. And winters are a lazy man's weather.
You can't bring yourself to do the things you wish to do. You want to sleep inside a blanket all day long.
I get that.
But some of you set goals for 2022 to get in shape. And it would go against your own agenda if you skipped your workouts now because of the cold.
I don't want you to do that.
So here is a simple tip.
Get your workout done as early in the day as possible.
Exercise is a chore for most people. And even for someone like me who enjoys physical activity. I find it extremely hard to lose the inertia that winter brings. And to get my training done.
The reason here being this. Our willpower is a limited resource.
Imagine a gauge like the fuel gauge in your car. You wake up each morning with a full tank of willpower.
As the day progresses your willpower is depleted by every small thing that requires it. Resisting that piece of cake. Dragging yourself to work. Forcing yourself to book that appointment with a therapist.
By the end of the night. Your willpower gauge is almost at zero.
Do you see where I'm going with this?
If you already hate exercise. Plus are feeling the lazy effects of the winter cold. It would take immense willpower to get your workout done.
So when is a good time to do it? Is it when your willpower gauge is topped off or when it is almost empty?
Think about it.
This is a simple behaviour modification.
But it could be the difference between you being a couch potato for another half a year. Or turning your life around.
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