3. Run through Your Day First Thing in the Morning
Give yourself an extra 5 minutes in the morning, perhaps whilst sipping on a steaming cup of coffee, to run through your to-do list for the day. Prioritize the things you want to accomplish in the next 24 hours and celebrate the wins from the day before. When you have a clear outline of the tasks that await you for the day it helps you stay focused and allows you to clearly track your accomplishments. Remember to celebrate your successes!
4. Drink Plenty of Water
Sleep naturally dehydrates the body, so waking up and drinking a glass of water not only replenishes the body but also helps you to wake up. Staying hydrated throughout the day, especially in the mountains, has other benefits too; since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you improve your thought process and timing, improve concentration levels, and be more alert and aware of your surroundings. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also elevated giving you the boost you need to bag that next mountain summit!
5. Remember Your Why
Not every day is going to be your best, and it is important to acknowledge how your body and mind are feeling. It can be a struggle to find the motivation to drag yourself to the gym or hit the trails for a run. On days like this, reminding yourself of the goal you are trying to achieve can serve as great motivation to get you out the door and through your workout. Your why can be as simple as “it makes me feel good” or “it improves my quality of sleep”, we don’t judge! Whatever your motivation is, it is important to remind yourself why you started; writing it down and sticking it to your mirror, creating an inspirational background on your phone, or joining a group that can provide encouragement are all ways to help set yourself up for success.