For some of us when COVID-19 hit we adapted and created new routine. For some it took us a second but we got into a new routine. For some of us we lost all motivation for anything.
I want to speak to the latter group.
First off, its ok, we all process things different.
I have gone through so many waves of emotion. I think it hit me the hardest at our daughter’s 2nd Birthday. I kept telling myself, its going to be fine, she has us and that’s all she needs. We zoomed in our immediate family to sing Happy Birthday…it was great… (now I am saying great like Bill Lumbergh would say it to Peter.)
The day came and went, she was happy and we carried on.
My dad is at one of the last responders working as a funeral director and has been exposed numerous times. We couldn’t risk getting our family together.
Things like this are happening all around us and it can knock us off our path. We feel defeated, or its not fair.
I challenged everyone last week to “be with” your emotions.
Easier said than done, I know.
Being with your emotions allows you to have them, it does no good to tell a child to stop crying when they are upset. But we are told this over and over, we learn from a very young age NOT to process how we feel.
When you feel you have lost all your motivation, especially in this time of crisis, take time to appreciate each moment.
Find a win in the moment.
Again, for some of us, so many good things have transpired, for others this has set them back hard.
My advice, for what its worth, is to enjoy the moment. The moments will add up.
Just like exercise, you can’t expect your body to go run a marathon when you haven’t been running.
Start small and build.
Sometimes you need to just start moving. Practice your social distancing and safety measures, but get outside and go for a walk.
Consider joining one of our virtual workouts, I have been joining the 6:30am ones and its great. We made this so that all fitness levels can join and get a proper workout.
No equipment is necessary, but we do provide options to add in resistance if needed.
These workouts are Live, our coaches will teach and instruct the workout, while providing some much-needed motivation. Or you can check out our You Tube channel and complete a workout when you can.
Listen, I lost a ton of motivation for a good several weeks, it was hard, I was juggling all the changes in our business, still consulting and helping other gym owners across the world and trying to explain a virus to a 2 and 3-year-old. (good times with the last one!)
It was intense to say the least. Heck its still intense and not letting up anytime soon.
What helps is the release we feel post a good workout, honestly just getting everyone to breathe has been huge for the mental battle we are working through.
Keep getting up, finding a moment that is good.
You will find enough and it will add up.
Join us on a Live workout, just like walking in the gym for the first time, the hardest part is the first step, but once you do it you realize how good you can and will feel.