Prioritising Physical Activity
The life of a coach can get pretty busy. And most coaches out there are likely to be parents and working full-time. We give so much of ourselves to others, that we often neglect our own well-being. And when we are busy, the first thing we drop is often physical activity.
We see and hear this time and time again… “I’m too busy, work is flat out, the kids have so many activities.” Or “I’ll start fitness next month, when things quieten down, or it will be my New Year's resolution…” We all know that keeping on top of our physical health, will bring both short and long-term benefits. Enough of the excuses, it’s time to consider how to structure in time to keep moving. And it only has to be 30 minutes.
Walking Meetings: Rather than sitting at the desk or if offices meeting with people, how about walking together. Or if you need to make a phone call, do it while walking.
Bike to Work: Often biking doesn’t take much more time or effort than driving. You’ll save money, look after the planet and can bypass traffic jams with great delight.
Get up Earlier: By waking up 30 minutes earlier, you’ve found that time you didn’t think you had. (That may also mean going to bed slightly earlier).
Fitness Classes: Paying a subscription to a local gym can be a good way to bring some accountability.
Join a Team: Joining a social netball, football, touch, squash team etc… can be a good way to combine social connection and physical well-being.
There are probably a heap of other good ideas that you’ll have. Time to take action. Don’t wait until next week, next month or next year. Get started today.