How To Make The Time When You Have None
One of the biggest problems I have encountered with my clients, as well as myself is “How do I make the time to exercise?” This question especially, is the one I hear most often among mothers. My answer is this…there is no trick or simple answer; you just have to do it. I know that life seems to get in the way with work, kids, cleaning, cooking and errands; sometimes it seems so overwhelming that you feel like you are at your wits end. I know exactly how you feel and what you are going through, I deal with it on a daily basis. I can’t give you a magical recipe on how to make it happen; but I can give you reasons as to why you should.
I woke up one day and had an epiphany; I realized that I was cheating myself in every aspect of my life (children, work, friendships and health.) I was so unhappy in my personal life and so dissatisfied with myself physically, that I realized that I wasn’t giving my full potential, my true self, to all the other important parts of my life. How could I? How can you? How can you give all of yourself to your kids, your work, your spouse, your health, if you aren’t giving 100% to you?
When you are unhappy, dissatisfied, insecure, lonely, stressed….I can keep going but I’m sure you get the picture. When you are feeling this pain or chaos as a person, it’s not possible to give the true you to every other part of your life. This is why you need to make the time.
Trust me, as a single mom of 3 kids I can attest to “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” …can I get an Amen? Everybody…and I mean everybody, has one hour in the day that they can dedicate to themselves. Just think, need a babysitter, and have no money? Try mom, dad, best friend, cousin, husband or wife. When the kids are asleep…there is time, the choice is yours. Think about what I just said…”The choice is yours.” As parents we say this to our children everyday to teach them to make the right decisions. I think it’s time we apply that to ourselves once in a while.