Getting up early in the morning to workout or meditate requires a lot of motivation. So does committing to a regular fitness routine, or to a healthy eating regimen. So many things that we know are good for us still require motivation - so where do you get yours?
I have been playing around with a few apps in the mornings - yoga apps, meditation apps, workout apps. I have found that if someone is speaking to me via the app, or if I'm watching a video of what I want to be doing, it's easier for me to stay motivated and do it. I'm much better with a guided meditation, for example, than with sitting in silence.
During my commute or in between clients, I love listening to podcasts to keep me motivated. There are so many great podcasts out there today. One of my absolute favourites is Rich Roll. Have you heard of his podcast? He is a a 47-year old, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate, motivational speaker, husband, father of 4 and he's so wonderfully inspiring. I'm not vegan, but who cares...his guests are amazing.
Marc Maron's podcast, WTF, has got me through the winter! Mark is a comedian and does his podcasts from his garage in LA where he interviews celebrities, comedians, producers and musicians. There's nothing like a good laugh in the morning when it's -27 outside.
Here are some of my favorite apps to help keep me motivated. What are yours?