So how do you make more time to exercise, cook, and carve out some extra ME time? After interacting with thousands of clients, I’ve simmered it down to 3 high impact tips to get you exercising and moving more consistently than ever.
But first, allow me to go off on a brief one minute love rant on how some people complain about not having enough time in a day, but even if they did have a 25-hour or even a 30-hour day, they still wouldn’t get it all done….
And now that’s off my chest, let’s move forward with how to break the old cycles of time lack and invite the new cycles of time abundance.
More Time Tip #1: Go to Bed Earlier
“Wait a second! If I go to bed earlier, I have less time!” – Anonymous
On the contrary, by going to bed earlier and being more in line with your natural circadian rhythm, you have more energy during the day and therefore more QUALITY time.
Quality time is really what you want, isn’t it? Not more mid-afternoon brain fog time while in zombie mode. How about more ENERGY to get done with your work earlier and have a better workout or run?
And by getting to bed earlier, you are more likely to wake up earlier to get an better start to your day and maybe even get that extra hour you are looking for.
“Oh but now I don’t have time to watch a movie every night.” – Anonymous
Yeah well, some people prefer watching movies about other people being successful, while others prefer living successful lives worth making movies out of. After all, the most successful people are the early risers.
More Time Tip #2: Make an Appointment with Yourself
Imagine that critical appointment that comes up that you are willing to drop everything for because you just have to do it.
Now imagine what it would be like to treat your exercise time or any “ME time” with this same level of importance and urgency.
Remember, you cannot give to others what you don’t already have.
Take care of yourself first, and you will have much more to give to others.
So right now, schedule a 1 hour appointment with yourself for tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. Yes, you are worth it, and you owe it to yourself and everyone else.
More Time Tip #3: Trust the Process!
Above all else, trust the process. Trust that creating a new routine can be challenging at first as you are essentially taking that road less traveled. But once you start traveling it, the path does get easier.
Momentum is built. You start craving exercise like you were once craving sweets. You start enjoying getting the extra rest at night because getting stronger happens when you sleep, and you actually FEEL the difference.
Some say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Others say 30 days.
But one thing is certain: it all starts with Day 1.
And that day is today.
To Good Health!