We either have too much, or not enough – Yup, I’m talking about time.
A big problem I see for myself and clients, is time, and more importantly a lack of it; “I haven’t got time to meal prep, there’s no time to workout, I haven’t got the time or headspace to think about that”
Since we can’t change stop time or make any more of it, we need to start thinking about how we use our precious hours and make the most of the time that we do have. After all, everyone has 24 hours in a day.
I want you to be rigorously honest with yourself. Is the problem that you don’t have time, or is it that healthy eating/fitness/your goal just isn’t a high priority right now? Maybe you think it is, but when push comes to shove, your actions don’t match your intention. I get it. And it’s okay. What is not okay is beating yourself up about every time you ‘fail’. If it’s not a priority, you won’t do it. Simple.
If you’ve decided that your health is a priority, here are my top health hacks for those in a hurry:
Time to get your calendars and diaries out. Find out where your free time is and highlight it. If you are looking at your diary and thinking “I literally have no time to myself” then that is something you need to address. Having no free time means you are not making YOURSELF a priority; in which case, no other goals are realistic right now.
Train at home
You don’t need a gym membership or park nearby to get a sweat on. I am a huge fan of Kayla Itsines and Joe Wicks for their quick workouts which you can do at home, or anywhere. Get online, go on Youtube, or hire a personal trainer who will come to your home as and when you ask (I happen to know a really awesome one…)
Meal prepping is a great tool, in fact I have a whole article on it right here . It’s not for everyone, but if you find that you never have time to leave your desk, or your temptation is too much, then meal prep is the answer. Double up on portions from the night before, and pop in a Tupperware box. Be as creative as you want – my go-to lunches are usually green beans, carrots, grilled chicken or salmon. How easy is that?
It doesn’t matter if all you have is an hour, 30 minutes, or just 10 minutes a day. You can still use that time. One workout is better than none, 10 minutes of meditation is better than writing another to-do list and 5 minutes of belly breathing is better than going on Instagram – all of which will have a knock on effect to your habits the rest of the week.
What habits do you find helpful when you’re busy?