The majority of those living a sedentary lifestyle (if not due to chronic illness or injury) will approach exercise with the argument of “no time”. This perception towards our own health, exercise, and time-management usually stem from the lack of enjoyment, motivation, or perceived benefit.
However, upon deeper analysis with ourselves, could we attribute this excuse of “no time” to be a priority/self-management issue that we refuse to address? Recalibrating your priorities and dedicating energy to things that matter the most, is a process we as humans could never get too familiar with.
Step outside of your relationship, business, and personal life. Analyze the multidimensional frame in which you’ve built to manage your present life, with these priorities and routines in place.
A few questions to ask yourself when reshaping your frame:
1. “ What means the most to me now? ”
We all go through the constant change in relationships, position, and health. It is expected that our priorities shift accordingly when our situations change.
2.“ What are the priorities of the people and the environment around me? ”
Are your internal/core values being reflected in those closest to you?
If conflict and tension are present, what is it founded upon?
3.“ What am I spending excess energy on and why? ”
What would your perfect day look like?
What activities would you be doing?
What activities should you be doing?
Identify everyday mundane tasks that do not share a direct relationship with your priorities and remove them. Your behaviors directly translate into results. Taking time to evaluate and monitor your performance ensures that you are progressing towards your goals and not retracing your steps.
4.“ Who can help me align my priorities with both my short-term and long-term goals? ”
Energy and attention are just as valuable as time if not more.
5.” How was your day today? “
How will your day be tomorrow?
If you were to live today for the next year, 5 years, 10 years, who would you become?
What would happen?
Hopefully, actively dedicating time and awareness for self-management will help you in the recalibration of your priorities, leading to increased productivity and better overall health.