Every body wants to workout but time is always a constraint. They all know that being more physically active would help reduce stress and get better sleep – but no time. Full time job, kids, long commute, a busy schedule and lots of responsibility.
Its common for resistance to pop up and try to stop you (resistance can look like: excuses, laziness, “I’m too busy”, “it doesn’t matter” etc.) from working out.
But then Rome wasn’t built in a day. So start with mini goals for yourself.
Here are some tips to help you get started.
- First of all. Relax. Working out is supposed to make you feel better; it should not be another “must do” thing on your list and add to your stress!
- Next, start with little things. There are exercises you can do in 5 minutes. You can even stretch for a few minutes
- Park your car a little further from the office, taking the stairs, get one stop/station before (while taking the bus/train). Go to the park with your kids, throw/kick ball with them.
- If you’re not the shy type, you can do lunges when outdoors (when waiting in the queue), tricep dips on the chair (at the airport) and more.
So be easy with yourself, and start with little things, squeeze little movements here and there, and take it from there.