So much of our days already feel like we’re going through the motions. It’s understandable that people don’t want to spend any of their precious free time doing something repetitive and boring, like running on a treadmill or going up and down the same old stairs at the local track. You want your free time to feel, well, free. You want it to be dynamic and interesting. Naturally, if exercise isn’t those things, you just won’t get into it. But, you kind of have to exercise. That’s what they say, after all. It’s important for your heart health, your mental state, and so much more. I’ve had to trick myself, just like my mom did to me when I was a kid, to get excited about things that are good for me, like exercise. If you’re in the same boat, here are ways to learn to love exercise.
See it as alone time
Don’t forget that when you’re exercising, you’re not dealing with pesky coworkers, annoying neighbors, demanding family members, or…really anyone but yourself. It’s dedicated alone time, and people tend to respect if you silence your phone at the gym.