One of the most common excuses you’ll hear, in almost any circumstance, is that a person cannot “find the time” to do something.
What does that even mean? Does time trickle inbetween the seat cushions of our couch? Do we forget it inside the pocket of our winter jacket that’s been stored away for the Summer? Does the dog sneak off with it and bury it in the backyard?
Time is neither found, nor created. Time simply is. Time is a current, and we are all floating down at the same pace day in and day out (“row row row your boat, gently down the stream..”).
I recently read that adults average about 4 hours of cellphone time daily. That’s half a work day!
In four hours you could train, stretch, shower before and after, prepare a healthy meal, and also have a little bit of time leftover! I mean, four hours is a good weekly goal for exercise!
Obviously, some of this screen time is necessary for work or family, and we are not robots — we are people. People who enjoy silly stuff, and who can easily get distracted.
But this does raise some pretty uncomfortable questions. Are we not “finding time” because we are simply refusing to allocate it properly?
My challenge for you this week is to plan your training schedule ahead of time. Take the reins. Allocate the time for it, put it on the calendar, and make it part of your weekly schedule. Set an alarm on your phone if you have to!
For me, I treat my training like a job. I clock in, I clock out, and I get paid with results. Some days are hard, some days are easy, but every day is fun and I’m always leaving with a feeling of accomplishment.
I want you to feel that to.
See you on the mats!