Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How Can We Ever Have Time, If We Never Take Time?

For you Matrix fans out there, in the 2nd installment "Matrix - Reloaded", the Frenchman says the title of this blog post to Neo & Company. That statement couldn't be more true!

There are so many things we wish to do in life, but the most common reason why very few of those aspirations are ever accomplished is "If I Only Had The Time".

Whether it's taking a class, starting a new business, beginning an exercise program, building the tree house, starting a garden, or spending time with friends & relatives, how can any of these things get done if we don't make the time.

Health & time.......the two most important commodities that exist. The more time we take to be healthy, not just physically but mentally & emotionally, the better able we become at enjoying the time we have. Health & time, they are intertwined.

Of course it's not always easy to find the time we need to accomplish the things we want, but it's not impossible. Budget time like you would budget a dollar. Spend less time on a computer or video game, reduce the amount of time spent in front of a TV, make to-do lists (daily), stop hitting the snooze button etc. Maybe those little changes equal a time savings of 30 - 45 minutes a day. It doesn't sound like much, but at the end of the week that adds up to 3.5 + hours that can be devoted to family, reading, studying, writing, business building, or any other goal you may have set for yourself that you originally thought you didn't have the time for.

We can't control the hands of time, but we can control what we do with it..........the choice is yours!

Sincerely,
Scott Fleurant
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Owner/Fitness Director at Impact Fitness Center
www.facebook.com/Impact.FC1

2 comments:

  1. When I counsel people on time management I ask them when they have a challenging task at work, does it get done. They'll say, "yes." I then ask, no matter how difficult?" If they happen to have a challenging job, they ALWAYS proudly say yes. This is when I know I got 'em. I then say, "if you gave your FILL IN THE BLANK NON WORK RELATED activity that you need to do the same priority that you gave work, you'd somehow make the time and give the correct effort. Only once they internalize and prioritize a to-do task can people then act upon their plan. Because if they don't, even if we're talking about a brief period of time needed for the dedicated task, they won't initiate it or stay with it.

    Hal J Cohen

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