I talk about basics A LOT. If you follow me, you’ll often hear me discuss them, because the basics over time, are what get you results.
You’ll also always hear me say that time is the most precious thing we have on this earth. Once you spend it, you cannot get it back. So you want to make sure that the time you are spending is giving you a return on your investment, particularly when we are talking about health and fitness.
This is something I have been putting a lot of focus on in my own life in the early part of 2019. One thing I am trying to do is, look at the time I am spending on a daily basis and first, ask myself if it’s productive or not productive, is it worth it or not worth it, and am I getting a return on what I am investing? I am using this process to recognize areas where I may be wasting time.
We talked last week about how people use excuses to not prioritize their fitness. Along with expense or cost… one of the most common excuses people use for not doing something is that they just don’t have the time. I hear it all the time in the fitness industry.
What I wanted to do was analyze my time during the day, and identify little pockets of time that I might be wasting, where I could be getting more things done. I wanted to manage this better because if I wasn’t getting critical things managed during the day, they were bleeding into my family time in the evenings.
Downtime is just as important as time when you are ‘on,’ but when you are ‘on’ you want to make sure that you are maximizing that time so you can better enjoy your downtime… make sure you are maximizing every single second you have to get important stuff done during the day. Whether it’s getting fit in the gym, preparing your meals, time for your mindfulness practices… whatever it is, you want to make sure that you have time to get after it during your day… Make sure you analyze your day to find the time to fit in the critical things you want to fit in.
And when you analyze your day, it may surprise you how much time you are wasting that you could be using to get your fitness on track, or preparing a healthy meal, or whatever it is that you’d like to do… you just feel you don’t have ‘time’ for.