23 Apr I Don’t Have Time To Exercise
There is something about being a personal trainer. When I meet people and tell them what I do, I almost instantly get the reply “I should do more exercise”, then the next one usually to come out of their mouth is “I just don’t have time”, “I have a full time job, kids at home, partner….just can’t find the time”…
What Is Time?
Accoding to Dr Google and Dr Wikepedia – Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present, and into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.
We have 168 hours in our week, how we manage those hours are up to us. Time is precious and for every single one of us it is something that we let slip through our fingers without realising it. We use it as an excuse like it was times fault. However instead of blaming and using excuses, its time to take ownership of your time.
How Do You Wish To Spend Your Time?
When you take a moment to manage your time, you will be amazed at how much time you can find to do things. Start by tracking your time. How much time to you spend watching TV, on facebook, working, sleeping etc? A couple of hours of TV a night can quickly ad up to 14 hours spent watching TV. There is 14 hours you could spend elsewhere if you chose to.
The little 1/2 hours you spend browsing facebook and the interwebs can turn into 10 hours a week achieving not much. How much time do you spend at your desk working and how much time do you spend doing not much? This can be hugely powerful especially for someone who is self employed, you may find you have way more hours than you ever thought. Imagine what you could do with them!
What you do is so much more important than what you say you do. I hear it all the time, people are just so busy being busy. They have no time, are stressed, exhausted with no energy. They blame the way they feel on external factors. I do agree there are some things you don’t have control over but there is so much that you do have control of. Your time and how you spend it is up to you.
If you read my post “I should exercise more” you will know now that exercise isn’t something that you should do, it is necessary for you to be healthy. So fitting in a 15-20 minute workout should not be a problem.
Start To Plan Your Time Wisely
Time to plan your time and stop using “I don’t have time” as an excuse. This basically means you don’t have control of your time. Instead start to prioritise what is imporantant to you. When you know what is important you will put the right things into your day to make it the best that it can be.