You know that feeling when you realize there is just one more thing you can do to ruin your current streak of awesome progress?
That’s how it feels when you get stuck again.
Progress is a slippery creature.
And we often forget that with the passing days and weeks.
It’s easy to let our routine become automatic. And hence we overlook little things until we suddenly feel like we have hit a wall.
It takes discipline to make sure your routine stays fresh and new.
Staying focused on what works for you shouldn’t be too hard if you follow the right tips.
So, let’s reevaluate what you are doing. And see if there are better ways to achieve your goals without killing yourself in the process.
1) Doubting Your Own Abilities
Do you ever get nervous that you aren’t progressing as fast as you expected?
You might be inclined to believe that exercise is harder than it actually is.
When we are discouraged by our lack of progress…
It’s easy to question ourselves and start doubting our abilities.
It can be highly tempting to give up but don’t. Making changes doesn’t always happen in a straight line.
Sometimes, the most result-oriented way to make progress is to take a step back…
And reassess what your next move should be. You may need more time. Or maybe you need a change in regimen.
It’s important to evaluate your progress…
And keep pushing forward because this is what will lead you on the path to success.
2) Viewing Mistakes as Failure
This is the bane of growth.
Viewing mistakes as failures…
And giving up on your progress can be one of the most frustrating things in the world.
It can seem like a mistake is going to bring everything down. So it’s easy to keep trying and try again and again.
In reality, mistakes are just opportunities for you to grow.
The first mistake might not feel like a big deal. But if you learn from these small errors, you will eventually see success.
You need to realize that all of your efforts are only temporary setbacks until something else happens…
And you keep moving through this cycle of constant progression.
3)Being Unable to Let It Go
We are so happy with our progress and want to keep doing what we’re doing without letting go.
And while every day you make progress towards your goal, that’s just one step closer. Keep moving forward.
4) Putting off Your Goals
We all want to get out of our comfort zone. But sometimes we don’t realize how big it is until we are already in it.
This is one of the most common reasons why people stop making progress.
Without realizing it, a person has pushed their groove into a rut and can’t seem to find their way out.
You might be putting off your goals because you think you don’t have what it takes or you aren’t good enough yet.
Don’t let this be you! Make sure that if you fall into a rut, there is always something to keep you moving forward with your fitness routine.
It’s very important to take on new challenges and push yourself harder than before. So that when you do finally break through, the feeling doesn’t go away too soon.
5) Giving up Too Early
You can take breaks at the start, but you shouldn’t give up too early.
Give yourself permission to take breaks when you need to, but don’t give up on your goals until you get something back in return.
If you are struggling with the weight of your progress, remember that it is possible to make progress by changing your routine.
If you feel like it can’t get any worse, try something else entirely.
Maybe spending more time with friends or family, doing some other type of activity. Or even just taking a walk will help clear your head and let you find motivation again.
6) Not Knowing When to Say No
Sometimes it becomes difficult to say no because we don’t want to disappoint our friends and family.
This is when it is important to remember what you are trying to achieve with your fitness regimen in the first place.
If you give into temptation too often, you will never achieve your goals.
No one is going to be mad at you if you call off a workout or skip a meal once in a while because that’s what your body needs.
Let those who love and care about you know that this is just part of the process and not an indication that things are getting out of hand. You need support from people close to you as well as a strong sense of self-awareness.
7)Not Acknowledging a Tough Time
One of the most common ways that progress can end up getting killed is when we don’t acknowledge a tough time in our routine.
Sometimes, it helps to take a day off and let your body reset. You might be able to handle going back out there stronger than ever the next day.
Other times, it might just help to take a break so you can switch gears and start fresh with something new.
If you have been struggling in one area of your routine or another, don’t forget to give yourself credit for the effort you have put in so far. You deserve it.
You won’t reach your goals if you don’t believe in yourself.
And you aren’t a failure, so stop beating yourself up about every mistake you make. You can’t clear all the obstacles that come your way and expect to succeed. You just need to be happy.
And just keep going, even if it’s hard, and be ready to take a break when the time is right.