Sunday, March 3, 2013

Overcoming Excuses: I Don't Have Time To ...

This is what I hear all of the time "How do you do it?  I just don't have the time to workout like you do."  Like I do? Time?  Are you kidding me?

I wish I had a magic wand that would allow me to create an extra hour or two whenever I need them.   I need an extra hour to workout - wave my magic wand - ta da.  I need an extra hour to read a personal development book - wave my magic wand - ta da. I need an extra hour to . . . you get it.

Unfortunately, as hard as I try, I don't have any magical powers.  I am constricted to the same 24 hours that you are.  Here's the difference,  I don't use that as an excuse.

How much time do you spend watching TV?  One way to pick up a few extra hours is to Stop Watching and Start Living.  It's enjoyable, sure, but watching TV doesn't pay the bills.  It won't get you any further along in your career.  It won't help you get into shape or stay in shape.  Try replacing the time spent watching just one of your favorite sitcoms with a different activity.  By different I mean reading, writing, walking, yoga.  Something that will help you feel better, be healthier, learn, be more successful, or develop a skill.

What time do you get up in the morning?  How about getting up 30 minutes earlier? Yeah, it's hard at first.  Actually, it never gets easy, especially in the winter when it is so dark in the morning. Here's the thing.  When you start your day doing something great for yourself your entire day is magically better.  The regret you would feel by making the same old excuse "I don't have time" is magically replaced by a sense of accomplishment and positive endorphins that carry you throughout your day. 

Do you want more energy?  Less stress?  More success?  To be in better shape?  Overcome the excuse "I don't have time" and transform your life.

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