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Adults – Staying motivated for healthy habit success
Success = desire + motivation
We all experience desire
We all want to look after ourselves, to be fitter, healthier, happier. It’s something we know we need to do, right?
We start with the best intentions…
“I will go to the gym.”
“I will go for a run.”
“I will eat better.”
But after a couple of goes (or maybe not even actually starting), the time between our new healthy habit becomes longer. Two days, a few days, a week, a couple of weeks…
What is the missing ingredient?
We are not too tired, too sore, too busy, or out of time. These are all just excuses we make for ourselves to try and feel better about not doing the things we want to do.
Truly motivated people never seem to lack energy, time, or drive. So how do we find the energy, find the time, and find the willingness to get up and JUST DO IT?
You need that extra something to help you achieve your goals; something more than just doing the work. Something to make you feel like you’re achieving your goals, and something that will make you want to do it more not less.
You need something that is challenging, exciting, rewarding and makes you the better person you want to be.
That something could be KARATE.
Did you know that many adults start karate at all stages of their lives? Whether they did martial arts as a kid, were active sportspeople in their youth, or have never tried getting active, adults can be successful at karate regardless of what age they start at.
Sure, karate sounds great but isn’t it just another gym membership I’ll never use?
We all know karate helps with fitness, stress release, confidence, and a healthy mind and body. But going to the gym can do that too, so what makes karate different?
In other words, how do you stay motivated to achieve these great benefits?
Here are three ways:
- Goals provide a clear pathway. Within karate there are many tools that help you stay motivated. The clear goals of developing the skills and abilities required to achieve your next coloured belt provide a clear pathway to success.
- You can rely on your karate family. The positive peer reinforcement of support and encouragement of a like-minded group of people help you overcome the down days (we all have them) and celebrate the successes.
- The novelty never wears off. The challenge of learning something new that you know provides great benefits to you keeps you looking for more. The excitement of getting that technique right, or discovering something amazing you can do is an addiction that keeps you motivated to come back for more. Even karate-ka (that’s Japanese for karate students) who have been training for decades never get sick of that feeling you get when you discover something new in your karate. And trust me, there’s always something new to discover!
If you’re ready to do something that will make you fitter, healthier, and happier while developing great skills at the same time, and something that will keep you motivated to come back again and again, then give karate a go. You’ve got nothing to lose.
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