Well, I think its fair to say that Winter has well and truly made its mark on Sydney over the last couple of months. We know that it is going to come every year, and yet it seems surprising when it arrives. The thing that I have noticed the most, as I do every year is that everyone starts to hibernate and delaying things....
Like... "I can't exercise today its too cold" or "I am going to cancel lunch/dinner/plans because I just want to head home to the couch". We have all done it from time to time, and winter provides a great excuse for us.
The reality however is that the more we avoid doing things and engaging in activities, the less energy and motivation that we are likely to have. So that avoidance of walking the dog in the morning, is much more likely to lead to a whole day on the couch watching rubbish tv, not sleeping well, and then feeling more tired the next day. Simple things can make a huge difference, and that 20 min walk/coffee with a friend/or venture to the shops will actually make things feel better!
Remember the golden rule, the less you do, the less you will want to do! But it works just as well in reverse. So this weekend (which is predicted to be a bit cold and miserable), don the jacket, make some plans and stick to them! You will feel better for it come Monday morning, I promise!
What are your tips for staying motivated in the winter?