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NIRERIN Posts: 14,437
7/4/18 8:34 A

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You have to prioritize and make time for the things that you think are most worthwhile to have in your life.
Also ask yourself why do people need to be in such close contact with you that you can't do a few sets of push ups? If someone in your life is ailing, by all means keep your device close, but what exactly is it that cannot wait for twenty minutes? Most adults in good health should understand that you do not live at their beck and call and you will get back to them as soon as you can if you don't respond immediately. If you are in more of a caregiver role and you do have to respond, find some sort of relief and plan your workouts for when you have that other person covering your normal duties. If you do have to be "on call" for some people you can do one of two things. One is to plan your workouts for when you are not on call. The other is to prepare the people contacting you that during XYZ time you might also be working out, so there may be a slight delay in getting back to them.
Do talk to someone about your grandfather.
Also flylady.net is a great resource for learning to build up a routine. I am also partial to habitica.com. I have no idea why preventing damage while questing with random strangers on the internet pressures me to actually do things like the giant pile of ironing that tends to build up, but it's been good for me.

-google first. ask questions later.

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7/4/18 6:48 A

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I agree that getting some help for your depression is a good thing. Your doctor should be able to refer you to a good therapist.

As Luann said, we are all busy and have to fit things in. One suggestion that will hopefully help, especially if you are new to this healthy living adventure, is to set small goals. As you get good at them, you can add new ones; too much change all at once can be really overwhelming.

One thought I have is if your cell phone is interrupting your workouts, maybe you can work on that? Maybe you can turn it off or leave it with the ringer off in another room or whatever.

Another thing that may help is that you can break your workouts into segments as short as 10 minutes. If staying away from your phone right now is hard, maybe you can set a timer for a period of time (like 10 or 15 minutes) to get a (partial) workout in. When the timer goes off, you can check your phone. Of course, I recommend leaving the ringer off and keeping the phone in another room so you aren't tempted to peek.

Remember, taking care of yourself through good food and exercise helps you be a better friend to others. You deserve it!

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 28,024
7/3/18 6:36 P

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We are all busy, and we are all pulled in different directions.
But we all make time for the things that are important to us.

You need to make your health a priority.

Are you seeing a doctor about your depression?

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
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~ Art Turock

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7/3/18 6:26 P

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I find it hard to fit in my diet routine when there is a lot to do at the house. One minute I could be wanting to get started with my push ups then the next, I hear my phone going off and people needing to contact me, then the next... depression of losing my granddad kicks in. it makes it unbearable to continue with what I want to do...

Can anyone give me any ideas for keeping motivated?

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