Jedi Mind tricks to Motivate You to get Up and Train.

Jan 15, 2024

Unlocking Your Motivation

It's no secret that finding the motivation to get up and train can be a challenge. We've all faced the internal debate of staying comfortable in our current state or pushing through to work on our fitness. However, with a few simple Jedi mind tricks, you can find yourself eagerly lacing up your training shoes and heading out the door even at 5:00 am . Here's how to spark that drive and make training a part of your daily routine.

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Step 1: Create the Pain

It's a fact we all move away from pain and towards pleasure in everything we do, it is the way we are wired. Think about it, when it's cold and raining and your alarm goes off at 5:00am in the morning to get out of bed and train, it's only natural you want to stay in bed to avoid the cold, the rain and the hard effort. Every part of us wants to turn off the alarm and keep comfortable and sleep for another hour and avoid the discomfort. You need to flip this if you want any chance of getting out of bed.

Jedi Mind Trick no 1

  • Start with attaching pain to staying in bed, tell yourself if you don't get up, you are going to feel horrible, that you have let yourself down, that you will never achieve your health goals and that you will never feel and look as good as what you aim to be.

"Sounds Tough" keep reading, it's the next step that creates the change.

Step 2: Create the Pleasure

Using the example above, the catalyst why so many people turn off that 5:00 am alarm is they not only attach pain to getting up, they also attach pleasure to staying in bed. At 5:00 am on that cold and rainy morning, in come the pleasure confirmations, Hmmm, it's cold outside and I'm nice and warm and comfortable in bed, I'm tired, I've worked hard, I deserve a break and the cracker is,    "I will start tomorrow". When you combine this mindset of creating pain to getting up and pleasure for staying in bed you are DOOMED and will never get out of bed. 

Jedi Mind Trick 2

  1. Now attach  pleasure to getting up. Say to yourself, I will feel proud of myself for being on purpose and committing to my goals, I am crating great habits by getting up, I will feel and look amazing after my workout, I'm going to have so much energy once I finish my training session, I can eat and not feel so guilty.
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Step 3: Reward Yourself

Rewards are a powerful tool for building and maintaining motivation. After completing a workout or reaching a milestone, treat yourself to something that brings you joy. This could be a healthy snack, a relaxing bath, or an episode of your favourite TV show. The key is to associate positive feelings with your training routine, which will make you more likely to repeat the behaviour.

  • Choose rewards that complement your fitness goals and promote well-being.
  • Make sure the reward is immediate to reinforce the positive action.
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Maintaining Your Motivation

Once you've started to incorporate these steps into your routine, it's crucial to maintain the momentum. Keep your goals visible, perhaps on a whiteboard or in a journal, and track your progress. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and learn from any setbacks without being too hard on yourself. Remember, motivation ebbs and flows, but with these strategies in place, you'll find it easier to get up and train even on the days when you're not feeling 100%.

Write this down and Read it Everyday

Building a consistent routine is essential for keeping your motivation high and this starts with your attitude. I love this quote as it applies to not only our training but life, here it is;

"Comfort creates Self Care, Discomfort creates Self Respect"

I love it, think about how it applies to our getting out of bed sceanrio.

Visualise Success

Visualisation is a powerful mental technique used by athletes around the world. Spend a few minutes each day picturing yourself achieving your goals. Imagine how you'll feel and what you'll look like. This mental rehearsal can boost your confidence and motivation, making it easier to get up and train when your alarm goes off.

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In conclusion, motivating yourself can be as simple as a few Jedi mind tricks and a matter of setting goals. Creating the right environment, rewarding yourself, maintaining consistency, and visualising success will secure amazing outcomes for you. By following these simple steps, you'll find that motivation becomes less of a hurdle and more of a stepping stone to a healthier, more active lifestyle. Now, get up and get training!