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  • Writer's pictureClara BL

The 5 minutes rule

You know these days, when you have ZERO motivation.#IAmNotTheOnlyOne, right?! And you’re not really up for that workout outside you know usually makes you feel better. When that happened to me, I used to get confused: is it my body telling me I should rest or is it my mind playing tricks on me? Do I really want to do that, do I ever do?#ToomanyQuestions#Anxiety

So I’ve started applying the 5-minutes rule. I commit to getting ready for a workout for 5 minutes. If I still feel unsure after the first five minutes, I give myself another five minutes. If after these few minutes, I really still feel unmotivated and tired, I’ll give myself a break and take care of myself by resting. If I feel like going on, I take care of myself by going out and working out.The thing is to COMMIT to these five minutes. This way, you can then commit to resting or working. You don’t do things half-heartedly, and feeling completely guilty for not taking care of yourself (I mean, you force yourself to workout, you don’t take care of yourself, you don’t workout, you don’t take care of yourself, that kind of crazy#guilt). With time, you will know yourself better and know more easily when you should rest or get that workout done—It applies to pretty much everything, not just workout—.

There is no one way to take care of ourselves.#BeKind

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