I get it…being an adult is tough. There are some days when it’s hard to even just get motivated to get out of bed. But if you’re wondering how to work out when you’re feeling overworked, just know that you aren’t alone.
In fact, millions of people around the world feel that very same way. And while that might not seems as though it’s overly comforting at the moment, there is that feeling of calmness in knowing that many other people have the same tired bones that you do, each and every morning.
If you’re worried that you don’t have the steam to work out anymore due to you being overscheduled and being overworked, you might find that some of these tips can help!
How to work out when you’re feeling overworked
Trying to find a balance between your everyday life and your working life isn’t easy. And if there were some sort of magic solution or pill that someone could create to make it happen, that person would never have to work another day in their life.
But for now, the focus needs to be on how you can keep your body and mind healthy, even though you might feel as though you literally have no extra time to spare.
If you feel as though you have no time to work out, try some of these tips to see if they help:
Wake up and start your day earlier
I know what you’re thinking…you’re already dog tired so why in the world would you want to start your day any earlier. But here’s the deal. There can actually be positives from waking up early and getting a jumpstart on your day.
Waking up earlier means that you’ll have “you” time where you won’t be interrupted by your work or anything else during those moments. You can spend that time working out or just figuring out your day.
Also, starting your day with some form of exercise is super helpful too as it gets your blood pumping and your body awake more to get started earlier.
Both of these can be great benefits in lowering your stress and making you ready for whatever the day should bring.
Make yourself take a break
Oftentimes when we’re feeling stressed and overworked, it’s because we really aren’t adhering to a schedule and sticking to it. Give yourself breaks and take a lunch where you actually leave your office or walk away from your desk.
You can’t mentally check out of your work if you’re always constantly there. Forcing yourself to get up and go for a run or a walk over your break is a great way to move your legs and get in some extra steps, too.
Give yourself something to be motivated by
If you find that you don’t have the time or energy to workout, you’re going to have to rewire and retrain your brain to think differently. This means that you need to motivate yourself by some sort of reward or punishment that you know will actually work.
Maybe tell yourself that you’ll book a trip if you work out continuously for so many months. (that would be a great positive to entice you to start working out more and stick with it!)
On the flip side, you could link up your bank account to your workout app on your phone and set it up so that it takes $10 out of your bank account every time you don’t work out. (or something along those lines!)
The point is that you need to be able to connect and find urgency and motivation to work out by giving yourself limits and boundaries for doing so.
Thes simple tips just might be what you need to be able to work out when you’re feeling overworked!
Do you have other tips for finding the motivation to work out daily?
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