In my last blog I wrote about 5 Biggest Obstacles that can stop you from achieving your health goals. If you haven’t read it yet, click here.
In this blog I’m going to tell you how to overcome the Obstacle of Time when it's interfering with your health.
Not having enough time is one of the most common excuses people use as their reason for not being healthy.
I get it. I've used the excuse of time many times. But I realized that it wasn't helping me. It was only holding me back.
Have you ever said:
- I don’t have enough time to exercise.
- I don’t have enough time to meditate.
- I don’t have enough time to prepare healthy meals.
- I don’t have enough time to go see a practitioner that will help me.
The real reason behind it if you use time as an excuse is you are not making the time. And it likely you just haven’t developed the skill of how to best utilize your time.
What if you had massive success doing what you need to do to achieve your health goals. Would you make the time then?
If you feel short on time for health or want to make more time to create better health for yourself start with looking at where you could be wasting your time.
How much time do you spend watching TV per day, scrolling social media, or some other form of entertainment that only gives you short term happiness. But doesn’t move you any closer to your health goals?
The US average daily stats for watching TV, social media, gaming and browsing websites are:
- TV – 3hr 16min
- Social Media – 1hr 27mins
- Gaming – 1hr 46mins
- Browsing Websites – 51mins
That’s over 7hrs per day if someone is doing all these things. Over 49hrs per week, over 196hrs per month and over 2352hrs per year.
But say you are only consuming 1hr per day. That’s 7hrs per week, 28hrs per month and 336hr per year.
How different would your health be if you invested that time into your health (or another important goal)?
Your time is more valuable than money.
If you were offered $100million dollars, but you would have to die tomorrow would you take the money or would you want to live longer?
Leave a comment below with your answer. But I’m guessing you would choose to live longer.
To value time, you must change your mindset of it.
It can be difficult at first if this is a new perspective for you.
To help, wake up each day and remind yourself, “I’m going to make the most of this day and my time.”
To help with that write out WHY TIME is so valuable to you.
Write out at the beginning of each week what are 1-2 most important things you want to do each day for your health and make sure you do those things within the first 2hrs upon waking.
Once you develop the habit of this you will see how beneficial this is for you and the changes that come along with it.
Comment below if you know what 1-2 of the most important things are for your health goals.
If you would like to learn more about how to better use your time to achieve your goals I recommend reading or listening to the audio book The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris. It will help you develop the skills you need to better utilize your time and more.
Click here for The 4-Hour Workweek
I’ve decided to post about each of the 5 Biggest Obstacles separately to help with implementation.
Next post will be about How to Overcome the Obstacle of Money if it is in the way of you achieving your health goals. Stay tuned.
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