I Just Don’t Have Enough Time…Or Do I?
Time, the great equalizer. No matter who you are, what you do, how much money you make or how many kids you have ALL of us only have 24 hours in a day. That’s it. No more, no less.
Although we all have the same 24 hours in one day, the greatest challenge I hear from many clients is, “I just don’t have time to exercise or to cook healthy foods.” Well, I am going to be straight forward here and say that is simply not true.
Let me break this down for you. On average:
- Most individuals work eight hours a day and let’s say there is a commute as well so let’s make it 10 hours.
- We sleep 7 hours a night
- For many the morning routine requires 1.5 hours to get primped and get kids off to school.
That is a total of 18.5 hours: Leaving us with 5.5 Hours to spare.
Question is what do you do with those 5.5 hours? Let me remind you this is just the time in an average five-day work week. Don’t forget you have weekend time as well or off work time that adds another 20 hours to your week.
The key to time management is scheduling what is important to you. If one of your goals is to get in shape for summer, you have to review your schedule to make time for exercise and preparing clean foods to eat.
How? Get a hold of your time wasters! What do I mean?
Start with reviewing how much time you waste on keeping up with the Kardashians or living with the Housewives of whatever county, on any social media platform, gossiping with friends, complaining or surfing the internet.
Studies show we spend on average 2 hours a day on some type of social media. What is your number?
Imagine taking just 30 minutes of that time to take a brisk walk or hit the gym for a full body circuit workout 3-5 times per week. Over 4 weeks you would feel amazing and start creating a better use of your time. The return on investment is a healthier and more confident human being.
If you are working through your day and looking at your calendar and still can’t find time during the week or the weekend for a consistent 30 minutes a day 3-5 days a week for exercise, then try the following to get exercise in within the pockets of your time:
- Park in a parking spot furthest from the door in which you enter work or when running personal errands.
- While at work get up and walk for about 3-5 minutes every hour.
- Take the stairs whenever you can.
- When watching television do the following mini circuit 5 times
- 10 Squats
- 15 pushups
- 25 sit ups
Don’t allow time wasters be the reason you are not living a healthier life. The power lies within you to use your time wisely. I am challenging you to review your time wasters and share with me what you can do differently to start using the time you do have to create your best healthy life.
Please email me with your findings at Kathy@kathymaio.com
I always love hearing from you.
Your caring coach