If you often find yourself procrastinating to start your workouts, to the point of not doing it at all, then this podcast is for you.
In this episode I discuss a concept called “affective forecasting” – predicting our future emotional states as a result of participating in some future activity. As it turns out, we’re quite bad at it.
Understanding this concept can allow you to beat the dread of starting your workouts, helping to make sure you get to the gym and get it done–and maybe even enjoy it more too!
Sources from this episode:
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Dunn, D. S., Uswatte, G., & Elliott, T. R. (2009). Happiness, resilience, and positive growth following physical disability: Issues for understanding, research, and therapeutic intervention. Oxford handbook of positive psychology, 2, 651-64.
Ruby, M. B., Dunn, E. W., Perrino, A., Gillis, R., & Viel, S. (2011). The invisible benefits of exercise. Health Psychology, 30(1), 67.
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