“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” –Stephen Covey
We all have 24 hours in a day. What you choose to do with those 24 hours can make all the difference.
The most overused excuse for skipping exercise is, “I don’t have enough time,” but the reality is: You chose to do something else you deemed as more important.
It’s a little wake-up call to take ownership of your choices. It’s easy to say you don’t have the time, it’s more challenging and disciplined to create the time.
So how do you make the time?
Acknowledge the difference between being productive and being active.
We often fool ourselves when we think being busy means we are being productive.
Sure, maybe we are getting a lot of little things accomplished, but we aren’t getting our most important things accomplished.
It’s a form of procrastination to busy yourself with little things while you knowingly don’t make progress on the most important things. Make sure you are making progress on your most important priorities.
Make exercise appointments.
Let’s face it, if you aren’t exercising, you aren’t feeling good. You feel sluggish and low energy. In order to make exercise work with a crazy schedule, you have to schedule it like it’s an appointment you can’t miss. (That’s why I love group fitness- it’s my appointment!)
You can’t wait for the day when you will suddenly have more time, because often that day never comes. I like to remind people to think of passion as energy.
Do you have passion for feeling good? If exercising and keeping your body healthy is truly important to you, prioritize exercise and schedule other parts of your day around it.
Don’t forget that keeping yourself healthy goes a long way to keeping the rest of your family healthy and happy.
Approach your day with the end in mind.