To kick of 2013 I have a guest post to share from Taylored Training coach Vanessa Giguere. We get asked a lot about how people find the time to train with us -a lot of our clients dedicate to 4-5 workouts a week. The answer? They MAKE the time, because their health and fitness is important to them. When you discover your ‘why’ for working out, then you will also find the time and stop wasting it…
Stop Wasting Time
Your time is precious! That’s definitely stating the obvious we all know that. But sit back and think about it for a few seconds. What did you do with your time today? How about yesterday?
Last week I read an article by Rachel Cosgrove about guarding your precious time. It’s a great article, take 2 minutes today to read it.
After reading the article it really got me thinking about how I invest my time.
It has definitely changed compared to my University years when I thought I was so busy! My parents would remind me to enjoy the years in school because once I entered the real world things would be different. I’m sure we’ve all heard that line before.
Looking back five years ago I had just finished my Master’s. Taylor and I were having a heart to heart (one of many) and he was telling me, “Just you wait, things only get busier from here on out”. I remember thinking, school is busy, I have class, exams, papers, teach, volunteer here and there, workout and have a social life how much busier could things get?
I can tell you, they were right! And I’m here to tell you the same thing.
Life only gets busier. That is why it is so important to invest your time wisely.
Once you’ve finished school it’s inevitable you will take on more responsibilities. It can be a challenge to balance everything. From family, friends, building a career, dating, travelling, staying fit and healthy, the list goes on and on. So how do you choose to invest your time?
A book I read recently really put this into perspective for me.
Wants are wishes.
Needs are necessities.
Needs are essential for success and fulfillment.
To see what I merely want, I ask myself, “What do I want to do now?” To see what is really needed, I ask myself, “What would I like to have done?”
Ask yourself that question. What would you like to say you have done in 2 weeks, a month or even a year from now? Invest your time in that! I think Mark Twain said it best,
“Twenty years from bow you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t’ do than by the ones you did do. So throw off bowlines. Sail away from the sage harbor. Explore, Dream, Discover.”