Motivation can be hard to find, sometimes (not just in cycling- you have no idea how long it took me to write that first sentence). Sometimes you just want to curl up in bed, hit the snooze button and accept the repercussions of that missed ride later in the day. But that doesn’t fit in with our #TWCMotivember theme for this month, does it?!
- What is #TWCMotivember?
- We’ll be publishing articles to keep you motivated through November
- You can win cycling goodies by tagging pictures #TWCMotivember on Twitter and Intsagram or as a comment on our Facebook page – read more here
The truth is that getting up, putting your kit on and getting out the door is a lot like writing the first sentence of an article. Once you’ve done that, the rest is so much easier. The alternative is ‘making another cup of coffee’, ‘doing a couple of jobs around the house’ such as organising your sock draw, with the intention of going out ‘later’. Those jobs (most of which will impact your life to a degree if zero if you don’t do them) can well end up eclipsing the entire day – especially during the winter when the sun will drop by 4pm.
Here’s a look at some of the simple ways you can motivate yourself to get out of that door quicker (even when you’re finding it hard to muster the energy to get to the coffee machine)…
Arrange to meet friends
Well, you wouldn’t want to leave your friend standing on the corner of an agreed meeting place, internally cursing you for letting them down, would you? So don’t. Organise to ride with a friend, and you’re both considerably more likely to make it out.