Since the second lockdown announcement, I've seen a lot of negative comments about exercising and eating.
Generally along the lines of:
"Oh great, now I can't exercise"
"My gym has closed so I can't do anything"
"I can't exercise so I'll just starve myself" (Note: If you are genuinely considering ideas of starving yourself to maintain or lose weight, I would recommend speaking to a professional. It doesn't have to be that way.)
I get it, it's all too easy to go straight to focusing on the negative of a situation (and it is a shit situation) and jumping to an extreme.
However, in rushing quickly to that mindset you shut yourself down from thinking up actual solutions which can help you.
The easiest way is to start this change is by asking yourself "How can I?" type questions.
It's a simple question that helps to shift your focus and perspective from shutting down ideas to thinking up ideas.
In action, it would look like this:
Instead of saying "My gym is closed, I can't exercise"
Try asking yourself "My gym is closed, how can I continue to exercise?"
Instead of saying "I can't work towards my goals"
Try asking yourself "How can I continue to train and eat towards my goals?"
When you find yourself only focusing on the negatives. Stop for a moment and try asking yourself "How can I" type questions and making a note of all the answers you can think of.
And I mean give it some proper thought too. Not 5 seconds of "oh I can't think of anything, I give up". Keep working on that question and see what ideas you can generate.
After you have thought up some ideas, read through them and see what ones you feel you could try which would help and put them into action.
This is my, mostly, Personal Trainer musings and information which I hope you'll find helpful!