Find a way to be accountable.
It's so easy for me to just quit.
If it takes sweat, uncomfortable feeling and especially if it rains outside, or even worse, snows.
So that's what happened most times when I tried to form a habit of exercise before.
This time I decided to post to social media (read: facebook) to publicly embarras myself if I'd quit.
The embarrasment part wasn't true, kind of.
But yes, I actually posted just random "run 1/21 done" to my social media page.
Then that created a needed pressure for me to just keep on going with my goal, even during the freezing Nordic season, called Winter.
How could you find a way to be accountable?
Think of the best and easiest way.
If it's too complicated, let's say you have to call a friend every time and tell them you went running, maybe you make it too hard for yourself.
Know yourself in this one.
Put a little pressure on yourself, if you need it.
I did and got huge push from my posts.
Even when hardly anyone knew exactly what my running posts meant.
Look at these people around me in Spain last Summer.
Like in this picture, I got a feeling from my posts, that my running was seen by others and I ran because I thought about them as well and not just me.
Other people seeing what I do just helps my personality type to get things done, if something is really, really hard.
So that's the why behind the scenes.
Use this trick, if you like the idea of getting some needed encouragement.
And make it look like you.
Maybe it's a friend you share your goal with.
You'll probably loose nothing from doing this.
And can gain some sweet momentum for your goal. - 8 days ago