Bored? Good. Here's Why . . .
"It's time to make the Donuts."
In a few recent polls, we found that about half of you say you move on from a training program when it gets boring. Given that repetition is basically requisite to any physical training, we thought we’d tackle this topic and vouch for the grind of donut making.
Boredom is part of the process. Whether you learn to get interested in the details or just accept the repetition and cruise through it, sexy results come from unsexy efforts. As do delicious donuts.
- Who Gets Bored? – most of us do at many points, but learning how to continue is essential to real progress
- How to Define Boredom – assess first why you think you’re bored
- Goals & Expectations – figure out if you are making values-based intrinsic goals vs. failing at arbitrary external goals or expectations
- Staying Engaged is a Learned Skill – we can develop the capacity to notice nuance and grow our capacity for boredom
- Progress Is Non-Linear – we often can’t see our progress while we are in it or without an external marker
- Know Yourself, Plan for What You Need – set up what you need so you have support for when you do plateau
- Progress Is Not the Next Step – why progress isn’t the next progression, movement, or fancy add-on
- The Future: Help us decide which episodes to record next
- How We Keep the Basics Interesting – Our episode on the two things that’ll help you give the basics the love they deserve
- Fighting Boredom in Your Workouts – Our other episode on working through the grind
- How to Build a Training Routine – Our article on how to make an exercise plan you actually look forward to
- A Not-Boring Article on Walking – Our article on how “boring walking” can lend itself to integrating movement, awareness, and breathing
- The GMB Method – A breakdown of why skills-based fitness is more efficient and interesting
- Want to Stick to Your Training? – Our article on how to tap into your long-term internal motivators
- Avoid Exercise Burnout – Our article on how to autoregulate your training so you can stay on course