A recent study identified the #1 reason that people give for not exercising and taking better care of their health is:
Time is the leading practical and psychological constraint that holds us back from achieving the health and fitness goals that we have.
I say practical constraint because time is the socially agreed upon construct that we operate by…
And I say psychological constraint because it is our beliefs about time that gives rise to the idea of whether or not we have “enough” of it.
Even though we may WANT to be healthy, time doesn’t appear to allow for it, let alone creating the life that we want overall.
And this idea of time management is a big part of the problem.
Because, the truth is: You CANNOT manage time.
Whether you believe that time is an illusion or as real as the digits ticking by on a watch… time is not something you can touch, manage, or do anything about. Time, real or illusory, is just going to happen. But… what you can do is manage YOURSELF.
As busy as we can be, we can easily find ourselves lacking the hours needed for fulfilling work, physical and mental fitness, getting enough quality sleep, or doing the extra little things that will make us more successful in life.
I DEEPLY understand!
With everything I’ve got going on, plus wanting to take care of my own health and spend as much time with my family as possible, choices have to be made about what gets done and what gets paused.
The key is getting the right things done that help you succeed in the most important areas of your life.