How To Love What You Hate Doing

You’d probably agree that we all have SOMETHING we hate doing that we need to do consistently to get results that we want. If it’s weight loss you’re after, maybe you hate exercising, or eating vegetables, for example.

Probably one of the biggest challenges we have as people is that when we don’t like to do something, we usually just won’t do it, which causes us to get results we DON’T want, and we’re eventually put into the vicious cycle of not doing what we need to do, getting bad results, thus getting pain, then we start doing the thing we don’t want to do for a few days, get a little bit of good results, lose the pain of bad results, quit doing what we hate, and then move backwards and end up starting back over again. Can you relate?

So, what’s the secret? Do you just suck it up and do it anyways? 
That’s one way to do it, sure. However, we have a simple trick that you can immediately begin doing, and you’ll actually learn to love what you hate doing!

So, here’s what you do.

Let’s say, for example, you hate walking for exercise, but you need to do it.

First, you’re going to think about what it is that actually makes you hate walking. For example, maybe in your mind, to go ‘walking’, you have to go to your gym, walk on a boring treadmill, with a boring view, and it’s probably the most boring, miserable thing you can imagine doing for 30 minutes.

Next, you’re going to ask yourself what could you do that would actually make you enjoy it. For example, maybe you decide to pick some beautiful local trails that you can go to, so you’re able to enjoy nature. Maybe you decide that you’re going to bring headphones so you have music that makes you feel great while you’re doing it. Or maybe you’ll bring a book to read while you’re on the treadmill. Or, maybe you’ll get friends to go with you so you have people to connect and have fun with while you do it!

You get the drift.

By consciously figuring out what you could do that would make the activity more enjoyable and experimenting with it, you will actually find out what makes you LOVE doing whatever task it is you hated before, and you’ll be able to commit and get the results you want!

So, let’s recap:

  1. Take the activity you hate.
  2. Figure out what it is you actually hate about it.
  3. Get creative and come up with things you could try that would make it more enjoyable.
  4. Experiment and find out what works for you.
  5. Enjoy!

We hope this quick tip was valuable to you!

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The Shapes Team.