January isa time of year where we can feel one of two things. We are either extremely motivated to kick start a new regime and being more active. Enjoying our hobbies more or even starting new ones like archery or hiking. However, there are some people that feel like winter is just a challenge they would rather not overcome, and instead of indulging in outside activities or being more active, they choose to stay in doors and ride out the grey and miserable days. But, it doesn’t need to be this way. Even if you don’t feel motivated to get outside, once you actually break the chain, you can start to feel better about yourself once more. The answer isn’t going to a gym or just going for a run, it’s actually taking on fresh challenges and new activities to not only help you exercise and be active, but to also challenge you mentally. I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can get into different activities that could help you reignite the motivation for this time of year. Starting your year as you mean to go on.

Join a club so you can meet like-minded individuals

One of the first things to do is actually find a club or team that you can be involved in. For some sports and activities you may find that this is easier than with others. But a quick look online should help you identify where to start. Football is one of the easiest activities you can do as part of a team, and websites like https://fcbcanada.com/academy/vancouver/ could inspire you to join in. Being part of a team means that you feel a little more obliged to stick with team practice and arrangements. That being said other activities like hiking and camping can also be done as part of a club. Taking on and exploring new places as well as being active. Once you make friends, then you feel that the activity itself is less strenuous and the fun can begin.

Invest in some of the gear you need to feel like you can do things properly

It’s all well and good having the best intentions, but if you don’t have the necessary gear or equipment, then you will lose interest very quickly as you won’t feel like you can properly complete the activity or task. Investments like this may seem pricey right now, but the right footwear or protection could not only help you progress but it also gives added protection against things like injury. This is especially important for more strenuous activities that could take a toll on your muscles and bodies. Especially if you are a little unfit right now. Websites like https://www.prevention.com/health have a few more tips on what to do.

Don’t overdo it at first

Finally, it may seem tempting to take on big challenges at first, but try and not overdo it at the beginning. You may want to slowly progress into more strenuous activities and building up your levels of fitness means that you are again protecting yourself from injury and fatigue.

I hope that this has inspired you to be more active this year.