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The Balanced Life

104 EpisodesProduced by Robin LongWebsite

Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced… read more


43: Tricks I Use When I'm Lacking Motivation

We tend to put pressure on ourselves to be the best, most motivated versions of ourselves at all times. It’s important to acknowledge that motivation ebbs and flows, and we’ll always have ups and downs.

In today’s episode, Robin shares her top tips to get motivated and prepare yourself for the roadblock of sluggishness. She shares how you can create an environment to rely on when your motivations are low and ways to prompt yourself into getting movement.

Join Robin and a few special guests on this journey of wellness and tune into this episode to learn how you can overcome the waves of feeling unmotivated.

Show Highlights:

  • What makes it difficult to find motivation to workout
  • The biggest mistakes people make when overcommitting
  • Why 10 minutes is enough to help you break the streak
  • How acknowledging the inevitability of not being motivated will help you
  • Utilizing community to help you avoid prolonged slumps of motivation
  • Tools that can help you stay motivated
  • How the people you follow can influence your inspiration and motivation
  • Ways you can make it as easy as possible to exercise
  • The importance of recognizing that motivation comes in waves
  • Why it's really important to be flexible and listen to your body
  • How imagining how good your body will feel after a workout can motivate you
  • Imagine what the healthiest version of yourself would do
  • Members of the Balanced Life Team share their tricks for staying motivated 


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