If a great-looking new set of activewear motivates you and gives you confidence, it’s probably a worthwhile investment. It’s okay to indulge yourself a little if it means reducing your anxiety and increasing your satisfaction with your gym experience. Or, if you have a strong motivation for rewards and delayed gratification, plan a special expense for yourself when you hit a milestone at the gym. You might buy a new pair of shoes, go to the movies with your family, or have dinner at your favorite restaurant.
“Combining something fun and exciting with something less fun and stressful makes it easier to go,” Dr. Leah Katz told Shape. It’s important to make sure you’re consistent with your healthy living choices. For example, scheduling a massage or Reiki can be wonderfully restorative. Similarly, purchasing a new book, magazine, or set of oracle cards can also support your overall goals of well-being and wholeness.