5 Helpful Tips to Stay Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like Exercising - Meru Indonesia

5 Helpful Tips to Stay Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like Exercising

It is natural for us to be less motivated sometimes, which has the tendency to consume us completely. You find yourself completely lost in the thought that you do not want to continue and your motivation eventually fades away. Here are five tips to help you get back on track.

Tips to Stay Motivated

Set your goals and plan them well

This is the best way to determine what you are doing and why you are doing it. This is your most important strength. It will help you get motivated, push for progress, and get you through even after the motivation might have faded away. You have to make the right decision on your long-term goals in order to have effective results. Whenever you feel like giving up, looking back at these goals will give you the lift you need to keep going.

Exercise with a friend

Exercising with a friend that sets the same goal as you is a great way of motivating yourself to never give up. You have to live up to two expectations; the expectation your friend has on you and the one you have on yourself, this boosts your morale and reduces the chance of you not wanting to exercise. Your friend is also relying on you and having someone relying on you is a great way of ensuring you stick to your own exercising plan too.

Reminisce on the past

According to research, thinking about the memory of past exercise could serve as a motivator to stick to your exercising plan. Whenever you are finding it difficult to keep the exercise going, think of how it was, where you were, and how you felt the last time, you engaged in it. Having it done successfully in the past could give you extra motivation to do it again.

Switch up your exercising program

Another tip to get you motivated when you don’t feel like exercising is to switch up your exercising routine. It could be boring when you do the same thing every day and the variety itself is the spice of life. Whenever you are bored with your exercising program, shake things up. Hormonal responses are different and are stimulated slightly by different exercises. You may just need to switch things up to break through the barrier.

Create yourself a music playlist

As we all know that music is an effective motivator. That’s how it has always been. It awakes emotion and forms a response, it can help you get through and give your body much more. Sometimes you just need to shove in your headsets and ignore the world in order to complete your task. Create a great playlist for yourself, feel invincible, and get your exercise done.


With all these tips, I do not doubt that you will win your battle to remain motivated and you will get to your healthier lifestyle smoother than you think. We all have our off days and the secret of those who succeed is that they never gave up. The most important thing is to continue doing what you enjoy doing and know why you are doing it.

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