Listen to your body
I do truly believe if I listened to my body too much I’d be wrapped up in a duvet eating chocolate, by a warm fire for the entirety of winter. But there is something to be said in acknowledging how you are feeling. I have some ongoing issues across my hormone profile that I am aware of, so if I’m having a prolonged period of low feelings I can associate it to this. By understanding my body and what’s happening it makes it easier for me to support it.
If you’re feeling demotivated there may be some physiological factors at play. Particularly during the winter months you may actually be Vitamin D deficient, or perhaps your hormones are slightly out of whack this month?
It’s always worth getting an appointment at your doctors and making sure there is nothing to be worried about. In the meantime it might be worth picking up some generic multivitamins or some Vitamin D3 (I use NowFoods Vitamin D3) until you have a better idea of what is going on.
So in summary my key recommendations for getting on track are:
- Give yourself a break, but make sure you set yourself a return date
- Take your time, there’s no need to rush back in to a full blown routine, small accomplishments are better than nothing
- Try something new, like a new routine or classes
- Listen to your body, and make sure there is nothing physiologically wrong