Sports motivation in the fall: 5 tips against rain & cold
Whether a clever motivational saying or the right music: 5 tips show you how to get your sports motivation even in fall and winter.
Sport motivation: Why it’s especially hard in winter
Winter is just around the corner. The temperatures are already dropping and with them: the motivation to do sports. Who does not know this?
When you get up in the morning, it’s often still dark. When it’s finally closing time, it’s already dark again. In other words, it’s fall – or rather, it’s getting to be winter. The cold season is getting closer and closer, and with it the sport motivation quickly goes down the drain.
After all, it’s much cozier to sit on the couch with a cup of tea than to go jogging in sub-zero temperatures. But it’s not that difficult to get up in the winter. The right clothing for this has long been available anyway. Sometimes all that’s missing is the right motivation.
With the following 5 tips, we’ll show you how it can be done – they’ll get you off the couch and make you want to exercise!
Find a cool sports partner
If you are one of those who prefer to exercise together, this can help. If not: Maybe you should try it anyway 😉 So make an appointment with friends or acquaintances for sports, it’s often easier to run in pairs than alone.
A bike ride together can also be fun! Besides, such a date can additionally facilitate the step outside: Who likes to cancel his girlfriend or boyfriend?
So: put on your sports shoes and get out, because in winter it’s even more true that a sorrow shared is a sorrow halved.
Use the brightness for your training
As already described, it is much less light in winter than at other times of the year. This can have quite an impact on your mind – and lower your motivation to do sports.
That’s one of the reasons why it’s so difficult to get up for sports in the morning before work or in the evening after work. If you are one of those who are particularly affected by darkness, make the most of the light hours. You can structure this with the help of a schedule.
For example, schedule some of your exercise sessions for the weekend when you have time off. Maybe you can take advantage of a lunch break during the week. There are no limits to your planning freedom.
Get sports motivation with the right music!
Everyone knows those moments when you don’t really feel like doing sports. Especially in winter. But everyone also knows those songs that can motivate you especially.
It’s best to put together a personal playlist of songs that will put you in a different mood on wet and cold days.
If you come home flat and tired in the evening, although you actually wanted to do some sports, this can help. Give it a try.
You’ll quickly notice how certain songs can turn your mood.
Use the right motivational sayings for sports
Even a small set can awaken the desire for sports in you during the cold season. Which one it is, you have to find out for yourself. We have only put together a small selection for you.
- “The foundation for the summer is laid in the winter”.
- “Being fit is not a goal, it’s a way of life”
- “The quality of your goals determines the quality of your future”.
- “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”.
- “Success comes only to those who do something while waiting for success to come.”
- “Even the longest journey begins with the first step”.
- “Success is not a door, it’s a staircase”.
- “Be stronger than your strongest excuse!”
Set concrete goals and make yourself a schedule
A good plan can be half the battle. So if you set specific goals for yourself, that alone can be motivation enough.
Here’s a tip: It’s best to write down your goals. What you put in writing also stays in your head much easier. It is best to hang this note somewhere where you can see it again and again, for example on the front door or the refrigerator.
Once you have defined your personal goals, you should create a timeline for them.
For example, if you know that you want to go for a run or get on a bike on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, then this “sports calendar” also becomes much easier to anchor in your mind.
Should you just want to stay somewhat fit, your goals might look something like this:
- Go running 10 kilometers per week
- Go running 3x per week
- Do 10 pushups every day
- Go to the indoor swimming pool 3x per week
- Go to the gym 2x per week
You don’t have to write down such a long list, of course, but just the points that are important to you. So if you like to run, that’s quite enough as a goal. The only important thing is that you set it and see it regularly.
If you want to lay the foundations for a successful new season in the fall/winter, try a new stimulus – and train with the right food.
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Anyway, we hope there’s something in there that will get you out the front door in the frostiest of temperatures. Because one thing you can believe: it’s worth it! Because no matter what awakens the sport motivation in you now, you will always feel better afterwards.