Hello, and welcome to our blog here at Fitness Specialist. This is our third and final blog of our series about making room for a healthy lifestyle. Many people are simply overwhelmed with their schedule. Whether it’s working, taking care of the kids, or anything else we have going on, it can be difficult to make time for living a healthy lifestyle. So far, we’ve talked about understanding the importance, learning to concentrate, cleaning regularly, and reducing clutter throughout your life.This time, we’ll talk about relying less on technology, setting more goals and taking advantage of weekends. Keep reading to learn more.
What’s another place we spend a lot of time? Yup, that’s right, the internet! Okay, the internet isn’t a place, but we’re often so engrossed by it that it seems like a place. And depending on what job you have, you might even have more human interaction through email than face-to-face communication. Although most of us have to use tech in our daily lives, that doesn’t mean we have to be consumed by it when we go home.
It may seem counterintuitive to use our phones and computers less if they can help us organize our lives and maintain our schedules. However, think about it this way: if you think of your phone or computer as something that your life revolves around, you’ll be more likely to use these devices consistently throughout your daily life. Whereas, if you seem them as a supplement to your life, you won’t feel as inclined to pull your device out and check your tweets or email. In other words, by relying on technology less, you’ll be able to concentrate more on what you’re doing and thus be more organized. Not to mention all the negative health effects of using your computer or mobile device too much.
One reason many people don’t stay organized is because they either don’t set goals or they don’t set clear enough goals. Take, for example, a gym routine. Most people start with the idea, “I want to start going to the gym more.” However, once they start going to the gym, they forget to start setting goals for themselves. Instead of your workout becoming a significant part of your schedule, it becomes something that’s left up to chance. Not only will this hinder your physical health, but it’s also unhealthy for your mental health to always tell yourself you’re going to do something and never do it. You should be able to clearly define what your short term and long term goals are and don’t lose track of them as you plan out your week and year.
The tendency for a lot of people when the weekend rolls around is to kick back and spend hours on end watching a TV shows or sleeping. Although you should certainly be resting after a long work week, that doesn’t mean you need to completely eliminate the scheduling and time management that you had during the week. If you go into the weekend with this idea, you’ll be more likely to keep up with your workout routine and it’ll be easier for you to reboot once Monday comes.
Are you ready to start your own in-home gym? Starting an in-home gym is a great way to remind you of your fitness and health goals that you’ve set for yourself. It’s also a great way to get in shape more quickly and without the high cost of a gym membership. Contact Fitness Specialists today to learn more.