Whichever gym you go to in Singapore, there will always come a time when you lose motivation. For one, you shouldn’t worry about it because everybody goes through it too. Sometimes it will take time before you get your motivation back, and there are also other times when you are able to just light up your fire again easily. Regardless, here are some ways for you to get over your slump.
Keep a Journal
This is probably one of the most common tips you’ll get not just in the gym but also in your daily life. Keeping a journal can help you keep track of your progress, recognize your strengths and weaknesses, and it can also just be a place for you to write your thoughts and ideas. Let’s say, for example, that you want to lift heavier weights but you just can’t seem to. That’s actually one common reason why we lose motivation in the gym. You can write down your frustrations in your journal, but most importantly, you can reflect on your progress. Even though you can’t lift a certain weight yet, you might see in your journal that you’ve actually been in that situation before. This might fire you up again.
Listen to Music
Music can be a great motivating factor and we hardly even notice it. If the gym you go to plays music but it doesn’t suit your taste, try to bring your headset with you and listen to your own music. You’ll find it to be a more enjoyable time when you can vibe to music that you like while getting your workout in.
Have a training partner
If you train alone and start losing motivation, it might be a good idea to have a training partner. It doesn’t really matter if he/she is a beginner or an experienced gym-goer. Having someone to watch you and help you push your limits can be a very motivating factor. If the training partner you just invited is a beginner, then take delight in teaching them. This actually does a lot in boosting your motivation back up. Seeing a beginner make progress can be a great way to spark your inspiration once again.
Have some friendly competition
If you can’t find a training partner or if he/she is absent, try to look for someone you can have friendly competition with. You don’t have to say “I challenge you!” to their face, just think about outperforming them for that day. It would also be great if you find someone who is slightly stronger, bigger, or faster than you. This is because you’ll strive to try better than them because they are already better than you in some sort. Spending your time at the gym thinking that you’re in a competition can be a great way to get rid of boredom.