Another week, another set of commitments to keep.
These could be anything: work, school, homework, reading, gaming, making time for friends and family, whatever. You made plans this week—whether voluntary or involuntary—and you’re out to accomplish all of them.
For many, work and school take a massive chunk out of a weekly schedule. What remains is spread out among any number of things that need to be done on a regular basis: cooking, cleaning, sleeping, etc. And then on top of all that, you still need to carve out time to care for yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
You have to make time to move.
You have to make time to process.
You have to make time to heal.
If lack of time serves as an excuse to avoiding doing any of these things, then it’s time to be explicit about it. Put it on the calendar:
Twenty minutes of exercise a day is better than zero minutes of exercise a day.
Five minutes of meditating a day is better than zero minutes of meditating a day.
One hour of therapy every two weeks, whether individual or group, is better than zero hours of therapy every week, two weeks, month, two months.
The work is going to happen whether you want it to or not. Either you work to improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health and develop deep internal strength; or you work in struggling through physical, mental, and spiritual issues that arise, one after another, as your health across all three pillars atrophies.
Your best course of action is simply to be proactive and do the work willingly.
Put it on the calendar. 20 minutes a day of movement. Start there. Add on accordingly. Nothing feels better than strong. You’ll see.