How to Find Time to Exercise
DR. KATE BACIGALUPO
A conversation that comes up often with my clients is that they are having trouble finding time to exercise. We all live busy lives, and I find the greatest challenge is figuring out how to prioritize the time we have in a day. The simplest way to find time is to change the way you think about exercise. If movement is seen more as part of your self care routine, it will become more about CREATING time, rather than finding time that feels like it doesn’t exist.
Here’s some more specific tips to create time in your life for movement:
1. Be consistent. By designating the same time during the week for movement, you’ll find yourself able to hold yourself more accountable.
2. Be kind to yourself. If you have an off week, try not to allow negative self talk to creep in.
3. Start small. If setting aside a full hour is not going to happen right now, start with just five minutes. Between zoom calls, or at your lunch break, take just a few minutes to try a few stretches that feel good.
Once you start moving and get into a routine, you will start to realize you had time in your day all along. It comes down to prioritizing your wellbeing enough to make the time. Not to mention, once you get into a new routine, it is much easier to keep the routine going than it is getting started.