“There’s not enough time in the day.” How often do we tell ourselves this narrative? The answer is most likely, too often. Life is busy; however, we can make time for those things that matter most to us with commitment and planning. Your health and wellness matter most; without it, everything will suffer. As coaches, we have mastered time management and have some tips to share on making the time to work out with a busy schedule.
Master your Mind: This is step one, change your narrative and master your thoughts. Consistently telling yourself, you do not have time will curb your ability to make the time. Instead, change the way you look at it and reframe your mind. Begin by telling yourself; I am creative; I can make this work and find the time. Remember, those who love and support you will be your cheerleaders.
Make it a Self Date: Self-care is a term we hear often. Think of this as part of your self-care routine. If you had a coffee date with a friend, you would show up. Treat your workouts this way, a date with yourself to reconnect, realign, and get back in touch with your personal goals.
Get Up Early: Take a long hard look at your wake-up time. Mornings are ideal for working out for many reasons. One simple one is getting it done. Ask yourself if there is any room in your schedule to get up earlier. It will take an adjustment period, but it will become routine once that passes. We offer classes as early as 5:30 am! It is one of our largest groups. We constantly hear campers saying how hard it was at first, but now they can not imagine any other way. Camps are at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30. In addition, we have virtual and database options, so you can essentially choose what works for you!
Schedule It: Scheduling is most likely already part of your daily routine. We utilize schedules because they keep us on track and help us accomplish tasks. Treat your workout as part of your daily schedule. Again, this will help you create a routine that you are less likely to deviate from.
Make it Convenient: One way to assure you will get your workout in is to make it convenient. Weave your workout with errands nearby. Maybe you get up early, workout, and then get your grocery shopping out of the way for the week. Or, make those appointments you have been putting off for after class. We are conveniently located in South Kingstown, with easy access for most of Rhode Island.
Be Ready: Set yourself up for success by being ready. It may seem simple, but it makes a huge difference. Get your gym clothes ready the night before, decide on breakfast (maybe meal prep), set your alarm, set an intention before bed, and weed out any excuses. Not only should you prep yourself physically, but also mentally prepare yourself. Be ready for any changes that may occur and also prep your mind for success!
Be a Priority: Every tip we mentioned thus far will help you to find the time to fit in a workout. However, the most critical step is to make yourself a priority. At South County Boot Camp and Coaching for Women, we will make sure you are a priority to yourself. If you can not make the time for you, how can you take care of those around you? Self-care is not selfish, it is essential to your well-being.