Finding the Time

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all are having a great week so far! My favorite part about Wednesdays is that you are officially closer to the weekend which is always a good thing.

Today I want to share something that I’ve been having trouble with lately- finding the time to exercise. Since joining Yoga Works, I have found myself committed to exercising and really enjoying taking classes, so much so that I was sometimes willing to say no to activities with friends just so I didn’t miss my Dance Works class.

But lately, I’ve been feeling like I just cannot make it to the gym or find the time to exercise. With a full-time job that has been especially busy lately and trying to create time for friends and family, there just haven’t been enough hours in the day.

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I’ll admit that I’ve been struggling with this because I know that exercise is good for my body and soul and I enjoy it! I think that because I strive to live a balanced life, I find it especially frustrating when things feel off kilter! (Hm, maybe the fact that I’m a Libra adds to that!) But instead of beating myself up about my current lack of exercise, I’m really working on focusing on all the things that I’m currently doing a good job at balancing. Yes, exercise may have slipped through the cracks lately but by acknowledging that, I’m already making progress in bringing it back. I think that sometimes we forget, myself most of all, that it is ok not to be perfect all the time. Instead, it’s the figuring it all out that makes it living and the balance that makes it enjoyable!

Questions:

-What have you had trouble finding the time for lately?

-How do you stay balanced?

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5 thoughts on “Finding the Time

  1. I have definitely been having trouble finding time with my summer job and staying on top of my fitness regime. The only reason I stay on the ball is because I’m a heavy duty planner, so I’m usually able to fit everything in 🙂

  2. Great post! I go through phases of cooking/not cooking but I’m reallllly trying to be consistent in making easy and healthy meals… that can double as lunches the next day! 🙂

    I definitely feel overwhelmed at times, but I honestly don’t feel like myself mentally when I can’t exercise… so if it has to happen at 9pm, so be it, I neeeed to get something in. It also helps that I have a gym pretty close to my apartment. Sometimes I go at lunch just because I know that if I don’t, I won’t have time the rest of the day, and if I do, I’ll feel better. (I just have to suck up the fact that I’ll have to take a gym shower and look blah the rest of the day!) 🙂

    You’re back on the right track and you’ll be back in your routine in no time!

  3. Awesome post, Emily! I’ve definitely been there–finding time for all the things we value in life can be SO hard, especially when we’re holding down full-time jobs or writing research papers 24/7! I struggle most with making time for me (journaling, reading and walking are my favorite ways to do this)…I tend to over-commit to people, activities etc etc, leaving very little time to decompress and relax. I need that time to restore my energy (and sanity!).

  4. No matter how busy I am, I always feel like I don’t have the time to do everything I want to do. Maybe my to-do list is too long each day?! I think the best thing is to put the most important things at the top of your to-do list that way AT LEAST those things get done. 🙂

  5. I’m the same way! Once I get out of rhythm it’s really hard to get back into the swing of things. I think that taking a class really helps because for me, it makes me feel obligated to go because my money is being spent and I don’t know about you, but that stuff does NOT just grow on trees! It’s awesome that you aren’t getting to down on yourself about it though because a full time just isss a full time job! (obvi..) So I think sometimes it helps just to force yourself to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, dont ask me why but apparently that really helps to get ya moving. It’s worked for me! 🙂 Good luck girlfriend

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