Surely, at some point in our dealings, we’ve gone through (or going through) this inconsistency problem, you engage in something and you look forward to carrying on with it the next day , and then, just like that, other things get in the way. Of course, it isn’t deliberate, but it just happens. And then, gradually, you let that act slip away, finding it challenging to make out time for it.
If this happens to almost every person, could it be part of the human nature? “Inconsistency is the stuff humanity is made of, the only remedy is to consistently ignore it”- I read this online, while researching and it actually makes sense to me. It’s probably just one of the human traits we constantly have to ignore or totally do away with.
Of course, I’ve experienced inconsistency; I started working out sometime ago, I was actually faithful to it the first two days. I literally stopped the third day; probably because of the body aches I felt (being the first time). The truth is I didn’t want to stop, I wanted to work out every day and probably get addicted, but then again, I GUESS inconsistency is just part of us as humans.
Well, I resorted to reading articles on how to deal with the ‘unwelcome intruder’, I found out some tips and put them into practice and believe me, they’ve been helping out quite well. So, shall we?
AN ACT OF MOTIVATION
The lack of motivation could be said to be a cause of inconsistency. In a case where nothing drives you to do something, it’s likely one grows cold and the act stops. When I see pictures of the “wonders of working out”, I get motivated and it drives to work out the more. What drives you? What motivates you? Actually, in a case of working out, you can get a weighing machine, if the result turns out positively or the other way round, you’ll get motivated either ways.
This actually works if you’re determined and disciplined. We set alarms or reminders for various things, and we dismiss most of them, especially waking up in the morning, it’s probably when you’re beginning to have a sound sleep the alarm decided to go off and you just dismiss and continue with your beauty sleep. That’s why I mentioned the fact that it works when you’re determined.
ATTACH SOMETHING FUN
Going to the gym to work out isn’t a necessity, you can take a walk or jog, while listening to your favorite music; I’m sure this will curb inconsistency as you’ll always look forward to that alone time you have to meditate and working on your body. Figure out things you find interesting and include them to the activities you don’t want to deviate from.
CREATE A DAILY TRACKER
Make a timetable or something of sort. Having a system that holds you accountable for your behavior makes it hard to quit. Make a tracker and tick the days as you go by. You wouldn’t like the sight of a scanty tracker, so I’m sure this will help.
PRIORITIZE DAILY ACTIVITIES
Make out adequate time for the things that matter to you. Avoid spending time with unnecessary things that could cloud your mind, making the important things skip your mind.
BE DISCIPLINED AND DETERMINED
This is the conclusion of the matter; discipline and determination. This crowns it all. Inconsistency wouldn’t get a hold of you if you’re determined. Want a good looking and healthy body, work out. Want to be an expert in playing an instrument, practice daily.