Recently I posted a picture on Instagram on a Monday morning just before I went for my run about putting my positive pants on…. cue people asking (albeit a little sarcastically) what are they. Well let me tell you.
As you may have guessed you can’t actually buy positive pants in the shop (I know, right? I wish it was that easy!). Being positive isn’t always easy, the truth is sh*t happens and sometimes life sucks. But how you deal with it is a choice. For example, that Monday morning I didn’t wake up and jump out of bed thinking ‘Yes I can’t wait to go for a long run!’. The stark reality is, it’s Monday, I’m knackered form the weekend, I could have an extra hour in bed. But I know I want to start my week off in a good way, as that will set the precedent for the rest of my week.
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there on a Monday, too busy and tired to exercise; but then Tuesday comes and because you haven’t done anything on the Monday, you let it go by without doing anything and before you know it, the takeaways and glasses of wine have started to creep in and the vow to start next week off in a better manner is your mantra. Fact, if you exercise at the start of the week you are more likely to continue to do more/make healthier choices throughout the week, it’s really that easy.
We all have rubbish days, whether it be you skipped that gym session because you couldn’t be bothered, your boss had a go at you, you’ve had an argument with a loved one…or even that Netflix box set is finished and you now have a gaping hole in your life. Either way, wallowing, although short term feels kind of comforting, long term doesn’t help one bit. If you try and turn your thoughts around into positive ones, such as yes I’ve had a crap day but I’m choosing to put that aside and think/do something positive, almost like setting a refresh in your mind, it’s amazing how much that changes your mood, outlook and productivity.
So why not try this today, when you are talking yourself out of going for that run, or gym session, or even telling yourself you can’t do that extra rep. Try saying to yourself…If I go for that run I KNOW I’ll feel better afterwards, it’s what an hour out of your day, which is nothing! Believe me positivity breads positivity. Try it, put your positive pants on, you know you want too!