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Trying to plan my days.....HELP....

Monday, January 05, 2015

Working full time is sometimes a blessing.....and a curse. There are so many things I want to be able to do in a day...but not a lot of time.
I would like to be able to:
Work out
Sparkpeople
work
read
bible study
social media.....well I know this one I would have to lessen
I am just trying to find what works for me.
I like to work out in the morning but with Michigan winters...and my husband working third....there are just some mornings where he would rather I stay home and work out at home....
How do I make it so I can fit everything in and not get pulled from one side to the other.....I thought about starting a calendar of sorts and penciling stuff in....
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  • FITNHEALTHYKAL
    Great advice. Getting everything you want to done takes discipline and scheduling! Definitely treat your workouts as a priority. Plan personal development/bible study like an appt. too. I can give my all to one team at a time or I become overwhelmed and frazzled. Heck; I'm overwhelmed and frazzled anyway! emoticon Don't burn out my friend!
    2391 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12024980
    I have a schedule and priorities for the discretionary stuff.

    Have a great day
    2393 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13669487
    I have a home "gym" that I set up, as going to a gym takes to much time. I am into efficient and effective "intense" workouts, so even 15 minutes is good. I used to skip bible reading and paid dearly for it. I now read at the very least 2 chapters daily. Time with God is time well spent. God should come first, again, I paid dearly for that. Social media, well SP is my social media, and that to needs to be regulated too. Just my 2 cents worth. Oh, and I love to read too, and read before bed in my Kindle app on my phone.
    2393 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I agree with others. There are 7 days in a week. If you cannot fit exercise in everyday, just shoot for selected days of the week. Or set a goal to do long workouts on certain days and short workouts - such as Spark videos on other days. It really is tough I am retired but do remember how tough it was to do everyday, while working fulltime. I normally went to the gym 3 times per week and short workouts, when I could, on other days. If you cannot read the Bible everyday, take time when you first awaken to read a few verses....just do what you can. Take some time for you as well.
    2393 days ago
  • KRZYKAT3
    I agree with the others comments. Also, it might help if you set how long you want to do each item and maybe it will all fit into a day or maybe some items are every other day. I know when I was sparking for hours a day, I got burn out and had to limit my time each day; I set up a schedule and gave myseld permission not to have to post on every team every day.

    You can do all you want, but it is like the food on your plate - portion control is VERY important!

    emoticon mmm emoticon emoticon
    2393 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    Do you have to do everything in one day? Why not work out 3 days per week? Give yourself a time limit: 30 minutes for Spark, for instance. I am retired, but I NEVER read for pleasure unless I'm (a) on the treadmill (b) in the bathtub or (c) in bed early!

    You just have to keep trying different things until you find out what works -- good luck, I don't know that there's EVER enough time for everything, even when you're retired!!!
    2393 days ago
  • CHOCOHOLIC2276
    That is a lot to fit into a day. How about prioritizing or multi tasking? Can you workout and read? I'd say make a list of importace and schedule it into your day. You might not fit everything in but you'll get the most important ones in there.

    Hope this helps!!!
    2393 days ago
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