5 Steps to a more mindful fitness workout

1. Take it all in…


With more emphasis on working out and getting outdoors, take in your surroundings. Notice where you are, the fresh air, the sounds, things you may not have noticed before. Make a mental note of them, how you feel and move on.


2. Focus on your body…


Instead of relying on music to get through a workout, listen to your body instead. Take note of how you feel. Notice if you feel tired, focus on your breath to help you through and keeping correct form in the moves you’re performing. Think about the muscles you are working. Focus on what they are doing for the body, take deep breaths to help move through the exercise.

3. Set yourself a goal…


Before you begin your workout, take a moment to set your intention. Take a couple of deep breaths in through the nose, and out through the mouth and focus on the job in hand. Give yourself a target of what you want to achieve…its doesn’t have to be huge but something you can accomplish or make progress towards. Check in with yourself afterwards and make note of how it feels.


4. Be your own cheerleader…