5 Steps to Overcoming the daily dread on your fitness goals with DISC

5 Steps to Overcoming the daily dread on your fitness goals with DISC

Life is full of hardships and challenges that may stop or slow people down from reaching their goals as a whole. It is very important to keep a positive mindset and find creative solutions for when you hit the setback on your road to success. This is especially valid for fitness goals, as people tend to drop these off instead of discovering ways to overcome the daily dread of their routine. DISC theory and DISC Fitness Report are designed to help people to become the best version of themselves by assessing their personality style and what fitness activity fits everyone naturally. Remember that no matter of your personality style, everyone may come to the point of “hitting a wall,” a term used in sports to describe a sudden loss of energy and fatigue. Here is an easy five step plan to follow when you want to set yourself free from the built-up frustration of not moving forward towards the accomplishment of your fitness goals.

STEP 1: UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING

Everyone has periods of time in their fitness routine when they hit the well-known plateau of nothing moving forward. This situation can be described as a period of little or no apparent progress in an individual's weight management plan, marked by an inability to increase speed, continue to reduce weight or improve performance, etc. It’s not so easy to understand when you are on top of your game and you’ve been improving steadily week-by-week. Then one day you realize you aren’t moving forward to where you planned to be. Such a setback can happen in everything, ranging from your physical performance, mental health, work or career. It’s hard and somewhat embarrassing to accept, but it shouldn’t be. Everyone deals with it at least once in a while. After all, you can’t fix a problem until you see that there is one.

STEP 2 - CLEARING YOUR MIND

Stop worrying about the issue for a second and refresh your overly stressed brain with something new. Put away the routine you have been following for a while and try something different and fresh. If you’re a “D” style, try to challenge yourself with a competitive or adventurous activity you’ve never tried or if you’re an “I” style – try out a new team sport activity for a while. “S” style personalities should attract their family or friends to join their group fitness activities or try a different group fitness class for a while. The “C” style should change up their reps and exercises with their personal trainer, and attempt to stop obsessing over the results. Check out the DISC Fitness Report to find out what motivates your personality, helping you to set a good fitness plan. Sometimes, you just need to take some time off in order to re-arrange or prioritize your goals and plans.

STEP 3 - TRYING SOMETHING NEW

Doing something the same way over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. Often the inspiration you’ve been needing is hidden right in front of you. Sticking with the same boring routine isn’t going to make you think of a creative solution. Find what truly drives you with the Behavioral Attitudes Index – a simple assessment of your internal motivators. Your road to success shouldn’t be stressful and dull, and you can find ways to have fun with it. Internal motivation removes the feeling of doing a chore from accomplishing your fitness goals. Dare to try solutions “outside the box” and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Acquire some energy and power up on it.

STEP 4 – LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES

Accept and learn from your mistakes. Don’t be embarrassed by them, they are part of the process of discovering the best solution. Remember, as you get better and closer to reaching your fitness goals, your goals and routines may need to change to get there so do not be afraid of experimenting. Learn from the process and even from your mistakes. This might be a very short step, but it is an important key in the process of overcoming the daily dread and boredom. You can’t ignore the negative results, but you shouldn’t obsess over them. This is especially valid for “C” styles.

STEP 5 - START YOUR NEW ROUTINE

After following and completing all of the steps above, focus on the new solution or idea and make it a new routine. Try to stick to your plan or help yourself with some variety, depending on the recommendations of the DISC Fitness Report for your personality style. As a reminder, the combination of the DISC Fitness Report and the Behavioral Attitude Index will help you better understand your predictable attitudes, feelings and thoughts. Keep yourself focused on your new strategy and don’t go back to old habits. Change takes time and your patience will be worth it in the end. At any moment you feel that you’re sinking back into the daily dread, scroll up to step 1 and repeat as many times as needed. Don’t forget to have some fun in the process and let us know your favorite fitness activities along with your DISC Style in the comments below!

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Written by: Eli Teneva

Eli represents Generation Z (that we will be talking a lot about in the future) and while still in high school, she splits her time between versatile activities she enjoys - from math, engineering and reading books to basketball and long-distance running. Personality Style: C