It can certainly change your workout. Though it’s a simple concept, most people don’t follow it. Heck, most people don’t know how to be positive. In short, by thinking or acting as if you are a certain type of person, you become that person. We like to call it the “As If” principle. And if you are one of those who don’t know how, here are some tips to think and act as if you’re going to have the best workout ever:
Tell Yourself it’s Going to be Great
Your mind creates your reality. What you think, you become. So think good thoughts. They don’t even need to be your own thoughts. One of your creative friends has probably already posted a profoundly positive graphic online.
Read About Other People’s Success
While you’re doing positive Internet research, find stories that inspire you and make you feel good. Prep yourself by reading about real people overcoming obstacles, finding unique ways to succeed, or even just embracing the joy of everyday wins.
Drink More Water
One important and simple way to prep for a great training session is drinking enough water. If you stay hydrated all day long – not just before you exercise – you can help avoid feeling fatigued during the day and lethargic during your workout.
Go with a Friend
Friends make everything more fun, even exercise. A friend will remind you not to skip a day and will help push you during your workout to keep you going. You’ll probably feel like time goes by more quickly, too, in good company.
Do Something Fun
If you do the same exercise over and over, it can start to feel like a chore. You might also feel like it’s not working or not as challenging. Try something new, like a dance or yoga class, to mix up your routine and engage different muscles.
Smile At Everyone
Tons of research shows smiling makes you feel happier. It makes people around you feel good, too. Prep yourself for a gym session by smiling whenever you have the chance. You might just help someone else get through his or her daily workout.