Today is “Blue Monday” and according to pseudoscience, this is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Well, I think most Mondays are depressing when my alarm goes off, so I don’t think this Monday is any different from the others. Looking back at this month, I’ve been really working hard on my current goals and there’s absolutely no reason to feel depressed, so yay me!
What I do know is that a lot of people struggle with their resolutions and usually around the end of this month, they’ll have completely failed to change their lives. I really think that this is mostly due to setting the bar too high. If you want to change your life, you really need to try and do so gradually. I’m one of those persons who wants to do become healthier and then I go do a workout, overextend myself and end up having horrible muscle aches, causing me to wait until the ache has lessened, by which time I’ll probably do it all over again. Not this time, though! 🙂
By applying the Kaizen method of gradually changing your life, I’ve now been doing smaller workouts, with less intensity, so I can slowly build to where I want to get. I didn’t start doing my crosstrainer workout with 20 minutes on the timer, but 10 and the lowest resistance setting. And I’ve been playing Ring Fit Adventure too, which is just the most awesome way to work out, ever. I’ll be writing a review about it soon! Bren and I have been playing that game and we’ve been having so much fun! And it’s quite challenging too! So, I’m doing it this time, with baby steps, but before too long I’ll be doing my workouts at the length I feel is comfortable and meaningful. I hope that by February I’ll be doing 30-45 minute workouts at least three times a week. As things are looking now, I’ll be doing just that, then make it a habit!
So, how are you doing this “Blue Monday”? Just remember that it’s a choice to allow “official” days like this to affect your mood 😉 It’s just another Monday. Still the worst day of the week, according to yours truly, but I’m here drinking coffee and kicking arse. What’s your excuse? 😛
Happy Blue Monday!