Just like new year’s is a good time to set fresh new goals, a change in season is an excellent time to consider change.
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
Cliche, I know. True though. And here’s the thing, change doesn’t have to be big to have an impact. It’s consistency that counts. So, whether you decide to add 10mins of fiction reading for fun to your day (or week), 10mins of meditative silence, or 10mins of planking (steady on), as long as you are consistent with it, you will, ever so quietly, start to see some change. That change might be physical or mental, or you might observe it simply by your ability to react less to stressful situations.
How to make change (a.k.a set a new habit)
- Start small
- Reward yourself for consistency (not outcomes)
- Review regularly – as you adapt and it becomes ‘the norm’ for you, you can consider upping your change, or adding a new one.
Read here for some more useful tips on how to build new habits.
Want to make a change in your exercise habits?
Start now! Here’s three easy steps:
- If you haven’t already, sign up online for your FREE student gym membership at the RecCentre. There’s loads of different things to do, and as long as you’re moving, you’re making change.
- Sign up for your FREE Rec&Sport app (it’s separate, and you should do it right after you’ve done your membership). Here, you can do ondemand classes at home, or join in our livestreams. You can even assign yourself a gym programme if that’s your thing.
- Get yourself started with a FREE gym orientations (you sign up for that in the app) or take advantage of our limited time 50% off sale on exercise programmes. As a student, we already discount a 60min session to $40, and you’ll get it for just $20!
Oh yeah, and everyone who signs up for and completes an exercise consult session with us in September, goes in the draw to win a six week Personal Training package with us. See our website for more details.
So, what are you waiting for?
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport