So, when I look back upon the beginning of my health journey, I recall one important step I took…I analyzed my time.
To what end? Well, I was sick of hearing myself use the excuse that I “didn’t have time” to workout. I didn’t have time to learn how to eat healthy. In truth, I was a busy parent, wife, runnning a household, a business, etc. etc. . But, these were things I truly and deeply wanted…for myself. I had to figure something out.
So this is what I did:
I wrote out each of the 24 hrs in list form.
I then went through and wrote in what I typically did during each of those hours.
Then, I went back in and wrote out “an ideal day” instead.
Boom. done. Found my time.
It was that simple. When I looked at 24 hrs in my day in this list form, it was easy for me to move things around and say…ok…I don’t have time for myself at all in my day right now. Where can I make some time? For me, I cut out TV. Now the thing is that I must clarify…that TV time, was also some of the only alone time I spent with husband each day. But it wasn’t quality time. We were both depleted. Exhausted. And really just sat and watched TV side-by-side. We aren’t really in sharing mode by that time of day anyway. So, to compensate I realized that I needed to be sure I found other time throughout the week to connect with him (consistent date nights, and daily phone calls, cooking together, getting ready together…we find time).
Mindless TV or mindful time spent alone….Choice wasn’t hard for me.
For an entire 18 months now (I began waking at 4:30 last January and 5:30 am the Summer of 2017) I have been spending my days in line with my goals. Now, I do consistently wake up early but how I spend that time does vary. It always includes workouts but the rest of the time varies between also including:
working on my health biz
I highly recommend the practice. What can you give up to gain something bigger for yourself?
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with love and gratitude,