When I ask women why they don’t exercise consistently, lack of time is the number one reason they give me.
But many people who have lots going on DO exercise regularly. Even people who are busier than we are.
So it’s not that we don’t have time. It’s that we prioritize our time differently.
If you want to make exercise (or anything) a habit, it’s got to be a priority.
And when you say yes to one thing, you say no to something else.
When you say yes to five hours on your phone each day between social media, texting, checking emails, etc, you say no to other things.
The biggest time suck is your phone.
How much time did you spend on your phone yesterday? How much time did you spend on your phone last week?
(If you don’t know how to find this, click on “settings” and then “screentime” on your iPhone or “digital well-being and parental controls” on an android.)
How much time have you spent on Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest or TikTok or anything else on your phone so far today?
If it’s more than 30 minutes, then you DO have time.
You are just prioritizing your time on shit that’s not helping you get to where you ultimately want to be.
Want to find more time in your day?
Here are seven ways you can make more time:
- Be intentional with social media time on your phone. Schedule it into your day the same way you plan to watch a TV show.
- Do NOT touch your phone until you are out of your bed each morning. (Even better if you get the phone out of your room altogether).
- Stop hitting the snooze button.
- Stop multitasking. When you chase 2 rabbits you end up catching none.
- Time block and batch your tasks.
- Plan your day and stick to the plan.
- Delegate tasks that can be done by someone else.