Having a hard time staying motivated?

It can be easy to fall into a slump and become unmotivated, especially now, when you are confined to your house all day. Many of us are trying to make the best of this temporary new way of life, but it can be challenging to continue to stay motivated. The world has presented us with new challenges, but we’re all in this together. We’re here to help you with some suggestions on how you can put that pep back in your step!

1. Stick to a Routine

    • During a time when there is so much uncertainty, it is so important to keep up with a schedule and routine to help you feel more in control and at ease.
    • Don’t let yourself fall into a pattern of sleeping in and staying up late. Stick to your morning routine – set your alarm for your usual time, shower, eat, and get dressed as if you were going out (you can dress down but make sure to get out of your pajamas).  
    • Make sure you have a productive working space in your home. This space should mentally prepare you for work mode, whether it’s a seperate room, a desk set up in your living room, or a laptop at the end of the kitchen table. Try to make sure this space is seperate from where you would go to relax like your bedroom or couch. 
    • Set your goals for the day, write them down, and put them into action! By writing down your goals, you are 42% more likely to achieve them.  
    • Try and “normalize” your everyday routine as much as possible this will help you be as productive as possible! 

2. Connect Digitally

    • Not being able to hang out with friends and family has been hard for most of us and can get lonely at times. Many people have developed new ways of staying connected, even while complying with public health guidelines. 
    • Zoom is a video communications app that allows you to connect with others virtually! Whether you’re looking to join a live workout class or meet up with friends for a virtual happy hour, Zoom is there to help you stay in touch while social distancing. 
    • If you’re looking for an easy and quick way to connect with others, FaceTime is a great option that can be done right from your phone. One of the great things about this option is that it supports up to 32 users at once (talk about a social distancing party).
    • It’s essential to stay connected socially, as this is one of the most important drivers of one’s well-being, especially now when we cannot see one another face to face.

connect digitally with friends and family during quarantine

3.  Check-In With Yourself

    • There is so much going on all around us, and it can be a lot to take in. It is essential to take a step back and check-in with yourself. 
        • We came up with a checklist to help you make sure you are practicing self-care. Below is a list of daily questions to ask yourself:
          1. What emotions are you experiencing today?
          2. How will you put yourself first today?
          3. How are you moving your body today?
          4. Who are you connecting with virtually today?
          5. What are you grateful for today?
          6. How are you bettering yourself today?
        • Self-care is self-love, set aside as little as 15 minutes every day to answer and reflect on these questions. 

4. Join an Exercise Challenge

    • It can be hard to motivate yourself to exercise when you’re stuck inside 24/7, but just because you don’t have fancy gym equipment doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to push yourself at home.
    • People are finding creative ways to work out and be accountable for each other. Check out this list of workout challenges you can join:
      1. Heather Robinson is a personal trainer, fitness cover model, and lover of all things health and wellness. She is offering a FREE 28 day at home workout challenge on Youtube. Check it out here.
      2. Run Club is a virtual run club where people set goals and keep one another accountable. Everyone that joins will set a run goal of how many miles they want to run in April. Check out all the details here.
      3. Instagrams 100 challenge is a great way to get in shape during this quarantine. Whether it be burpees, crunches, or push-ups, this challenge works by choosing an exercise of your choosing and doing 100 reps of it. Post a video of you doing the exercise of your choosing and tag your friends to do the same. 
    • There are many ways you can still exercise during the quarantine. For more inspiration, Pinterest has many at-home exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. 

Join an exercise plan during quarantine to keep our body moving

Staying productive at home can be tough, especially when you’re all alone. We are living in a time of uncertainty that can feel unsettling, we want to encourage you to keep going, and we hope that these tips can help you out! Remember, we’re all in this together, and we need to pick one another up!

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Megan Condon

In 2019, Megan became the Social Media and Content Manager for BodySquad. She uses marketing techniques to creatively present the BodySquad brand and assists in supervising the daily maintenance of social media initiatives.