What do you think is the No. 1 reason people give for not exercising? If you said ‘time,’ you are 100 % correct. And it may also be your No. 1 reason for not exercising and taking care of yourself as you should. The problem is not really an issue of time (or lack of it), but rather an issue of values, what is truly important to you? We give our time and attention to what we deem important to us. We say we want to lose weight, but more often than not, this goal gets bumped to the bottom of our ‘to-do’ list. So the real question becomes, "How important is losing weight to you?" Even though most of us would say it’s very important, we’re so ‘stuck’ in our current routine that it’s impossible to see how we could possibly fit anything else into the day.
Are there things in your life that take up too much of your time and don’t leave you time to do the things you really want? Then it’s time to take note of what you really want and begin to reshape your schedule to make it a priority.
“You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house" (Haggai 1:9). Has God been calling you to rebuild your temple?
Making you a priority will often mean resetting your priorities by saying no to many other things that are wasting your time. Your goal today is to say ‘no’ to all requests (non-work related) that are presented to you. Say no to all lunch offers, phone conversations, etc. Practice the art of saying ‘no’ all day long.
“Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.” ~ Thomas Aquinas
“You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.” ~ Les Brown
Have an amazing day, I hope you reset by seeing what you put as a priority in your life and changing it to match your goals and wants.