Being too busy is one reason why people don’t exercise. In a world where people are not getting less busy, you have to put exercise in your calendar. This is one less decision you have to make everyday. The act of deciding whether or not to exercise actually takes up energy and mental space.
If exercise is important to you, then put it on your calendar. Schedule time to exercise. Share it with your family on google calendar so everyone knows where you are and what you are doing. This way you don’t have to think about it, and you don’t have to worry about people scheduling things for you that might conflict with your time to exercise. The decision is already made. It’s in your calendar. Time is already set aside for exercise. During that set period of time everyday, all you have to do is exercise.
Scheduling exercise makes exercise a priority. When it shows up on your calendar, that means it’s important to you. If exercise is something that you want to start doing, don’t leave things to chance. Don’t hope that you will find the time. The funny thing about trying to find the time for something is that you never do. We are all too busy. Life will get in the way. You have to make the time.
If you want to exercise, block out time for it in your calendar. Once you do this, the decision has already been made for you everyday. This is the first step to making exercise something you just do.