Ah, that good old British weather: the ultimate end to your productive streak. You can’t go for a run in the local park now and this is the fourth time this week that Mother Nature has forced you to take a rain check on your plans. It all feels pretty hopeless because you don’t have equipment at home. But is that truly the case? I’m going to talk through different ways to be productive on the days where you’re rearing to go but the sky says no. Read on for Doing a Lot on a Do-Nothing Day!
Equipment-free workouts are always a good shout
I can’t think of a single sport that wouldn’t benefit from some form of training outside of itself. Plus, it removes the guilt you feel from missing a day without going in too hard. Find one that meets your fitness needs and use it as a go-to session for days when you can’t commit to your regular routine or aren’t able to go out. However, don’t fall into the trap of getting too comfortable and making it your everyday thing!
Fitness extends to far more than just your body
To be able to improve your physical state, your mental health also matters. If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to balance work with fitness, it might be good to make plans with loved ones, do some arts and crafts, listen to music or even just sleep.
If your mind is in the right place, your body will be also, regardless of if you can go somewhere or not. It’s good for you to have some downtime – if you’re not getting enough of it, you will crash, which is just your body’s way of saying you need a break.
Switch your schedule around for just that day
Perhaps the work you were going to do on Thursday could be done on the rainy day, leaving Thursday free to train. All that’s needed to be done gets done and you don’t need to compromise. But if you end up not training later that week, don’t beat yourself up, simply remind yourself how great your next exercise session will make you feel. Then, you’ll look forward to it.