You Can Finally Learn To Enjoy Running With This Handy Mental Trick
Finding the motivation to exercise can be tough, especially if you’re looking to perform fat-burning cardio such as running. What if we told you there may be a secret to finding running enjoyable, after all? Well, if you want to learn how to love this cheap, easily accessible form of exercise, keep reading.
For The Love Of Running
Plenty of people absolutely love running. So, what’s their secret?
Aside from the legendary “runner’s high,” there’s a new way people are learning to love this form of exercise.
Keep It Neutral
As it turns out, enjoying running is really all in your head.
Detached Vs. Distracted
The researchers studied two techniques, one being a detached perspective on running and the other being distracted. They found that viewing a run objectively, through a detached mindstate, helped runners feel less mental exhaustion than those who chose to distract themselves from the activity at hand by zoning out on something completely unrelated.
Here’s where you work this to your advantage. Rather than trying to distract yourself with music or other techniques while you run, instead, look at your run as objectively as if you were a scientist or journalist. By seeing your run as neither good nor bad in the moment, you will feel happier and healthier afterward. Not to mention, you’ll be more motivated to hit the trail again tomorrow.
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