Hey Anita,you look so dull today?Are you OK? Mira asked.
Nothing Mira, there is so much of work at home.I get to sleep by 12 every night.And then next morning,this office. I feel tired whole day.
Many of us have encountered the familiar situation every other day. Our schedule is so hectic that we find even the allotted time for the task, lesser. Then, how are we supposed to take time for ourselves. Everybody knows that we should stay fit and healthy. However, knowledge is not always enough.
Nisha attended a short program on “Healthier and happy life “ at her office. Motivated by the numerous benefits , she decided to go a step ahead by joining gym at her office. Every day , when the office got over , she went to gym for 1 hour and then returned home . One week later , her parents visited to see her. She started cutting off the gym time duration so that she can spend more time with her parents, take them out for dinner and many other things. Eventually , the gym time duration subsided to NIL , as other important things sneaked in. She tried to restart her exercise schedule many times, but failed. Why did Nisha gave up? Was it her really busy schedule or the lack of motivation or anything else?
I sometimes feel that we do not have our priorities set properly. Health should be our foremost priority, before anything else. But we do other things first , keeping our health at last. How many of us have missed/rescheduled our doctor appointments because an important meeting came up. We’ll happily take out time for parties, dinners,movies,household activities but when it comes to exercising say for 1 hour “Arghh, 1 hour,that’s too much”.
Well ! it’s not that difficult. Just follow these simple steps to make your exercise regime a bit easier :
- Stick to your schedule
Do not miss your exercise schedule. If you have other important commitments coming along the way , cut the time short but do it daily. A 30 mins daily workout is better than 1 hour for just two days in a week.
2. Try to eat home cooked food as much as you can.
Try to organize parties and get together at home. In this way, you will cut upon unnecessary calories automatically(and budget too ).
3. Start in small packets of time
Start with small time intervals, say 15 minutes. Gradually increase the time when you feel accustomed to this time duration of 15 minutes.
4. Stop giving excuses
I slept late the previous night. I have to go shopping today. My relatives are coming at home today. My whole body is paining.
Stop giving excuses to yourself for they are doing no good to you. Try to reorganise your schedule to take out a minimal of 15 minutes.
5. Do not give up
This is the most important of all.How many times have we tried something in excitement only to give it up later.No matter what happens,do not drop it.
Do not get disappointed if you do not get quick results.Remember that if you need fast results , you have to increase your time of exercise. But if you do not do that,it is still Ok. Just continue with the 15 mins regime.It’ll take time, but you’ll succeed.
Preserve your health before it becomes a memory.