Sunday, December 23, 2012
Wouldn't that be wonderful, be able to add time to our day. Since I haven't discovered the secret to time travel, the fountain of youth or any other magical solutions, my goal will be to make time. Something we can all do once we set our mind to it. Prioritizing is not something I am good at but must become better at if I am going to find success. I put on loads of weight by not having time in my busy daily life working in retail. I didn't find time to plan out good meals, get proper sleep and (OMG) exercise. I just retired a few months ago and in celebration, I put on more weight! I now have the time but have convinced myself, I am too busy.
Finding the time is essential.
My daughter and son-in-law bought me a fitbit one so I could track my steps daily. I never put much faith in pedometers, seems they just weren't accurate. But then growing up, I thought playing pong was advanced electronics. This apparatus is hooked up to my lap top, Ipad, and Iphone. It downloads when it gets near my laptop without my interference, Even tracks my sleep. By showing me how few steps I am taking versus the goal, it encourages me to get moving.
How do we find the time when we are too busy? How much time do I watch TV, listen to the radio, daydream and get on FB. I definitely can find time by only watching the TV shows I have a connection to. My wife was amazed how quickly I became engrossed in TV. No need to cut out all TV, I wouldn't like exercising if I felt I was using time inappropriately. Punishing myself will not bode well for sustained activity. By timing my exercising around shows I might want to watch gives me at least one hour per day. Planning meals ahead will save me time as well and will aid me in eating healthy. Making my lunch at night or at least planning it, will allow you to sleep in a few more minutes the next morning. It'll make for a more balanced unhurried lunch. When finished with lunch I could take a short walk.
Planning to do my exercise as soon as I get up. It's out of the way and I know I will feel better the remainder of my day. The fitbit one I mentioned earlier has made me more aware of wasted time. If I haven't moved in awhile, it messages me when I check it. "Howdy" lets me know I have been motionless. I was probably daydreaming.
Analyzing my day honestly lets me know I have time available by becoming flexible with it. If you dont like to walk, take a camera along. Record the neat things you see. Just taking the time to look where you walk will show many of natures wonders. Find your time.