Saturday, May 1, 2010

Obstacle - Time

I do not have enough hours in the day. And what makes it worse, is that my physical unhealth, makes the hours I do have not effective. I can be busy for an hour doing physical tasks like laundry, dishes, sweeping, etc. But then I have to sit and rest, cause my body is exhausted. So how can I change the situation?

My time is divided between:
  • God Time (Church activities, Bible Study activities, doing Bible study homework, etc.)
  • Kid Time (Home school activities, feeding, tending, teaching, disciplining, etc.)
  • Spouse Time (talking, making decisions, trying to have a date now and then, etc.)
  • Household Manager Time (cooking, cleaning, organizing, picking up, running errands, etc.)
  • Self Time (Blogging, Facebook, sewing, maybe reading, a bit of Relaxation)
  • General Care Time (sleeping, eating, going to the bathroom, etc.)
  • Misc. Time (driving to and fro, waiting for others, etc.)

Okay, so I already have plenty to keep me busy. And I am sure healthy people have the same or similar time obligations. So, how does a person make time for exercise?

I have heard that once a person is healthy, he/she has more energy and can be more efficient with time usage. I have been told that if health and exercise is a priority then it will replace certain areas and become a new hobby. That would be great, except I can't see where it would fit, unless I give up what relaxation I do have (but can I do that? ugh!)

So I am struggling: where can I find the time to exercise? Or am I really struggling with fear of making life changes and time is a convenient excuse?

What works for you?

1 comment:

  1. Bless your heart! I doubt I'm even half as busy as you are, but the only thing that has worked consistently for me when it comes to exercise is to get up early in the morning--an hour earlier than I normally would--to work out. Surprisingly, I am LESS tired on the days that I do this!