Achieving a healthy and active lifestyle should be among your top priorities in life. When you take care of yourself, you get to be the kind of person you want to be with your loved ones, in your job, and in the community where you belong. Taking care of yourself, unfortunately, is not that simple.
For instance, your job tends to eat all your time up and leave none for working out. It is becoming a paradox – how one struggles to squeeze in exercise time when work gets more and more challenging, and knowing that it is absolutely necessary to exercise to be fit enough to sustain success in one’s career.
So how does one stay fit despite a highly demanding job?
DO WHAT YOU LOVE
One of the things that keep people from getting sufficient exercise is the belief that they have to do certain activities that qualify as exercise. But let’s put it this way, how will running benefit you if you hate running and you can only last a minute or two doing it? What if you love dancing? Then dance! We often hear experts say that the best form of exercise is the one that you love and actually can do. So choose one that you enjoy doing.
HAVE SMALL COMPETITIONS TO MOTIVATE YOU
Do you remember how being a little competitive at work helped you climb the corporate ladder? The same goes with exercise. You can start a little competition with family and friends who are trying to achieve the same health goals or simply try to beat your own record. What is important is that you set a goal and push yourself to get ahead in the game.
COMMIT TO A SCHEDULE
If you are waiting for things at work to slow down, you are never going to get time to work out. There will always be some new task that needs attention, a meeting that you need to attend, a project that you need to focus on. Find time for exercise. Make a schedule and stick to it. Make it a priority.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Monitoring your progress helps keep you at it. Make notes whenever you work out and check your progress on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. This will also help you identify what you need to improve on.
These are just a few tips that can help you fit physical activities into your very busy schedule. Remember that committing to a healthy lifestyle is an important factor in achieving success in all the aspects of your life, including your career.