I went out for a run after dropping the kids off at school this morning. After registering for another half marathon, I realize I need to start running more consistently. I really am trying to fit it in between plumbing issues at the studio, kids home sick, school obligations, covering for employees, etc., etc., etc. Something always gets in the way. But really, when I stop to think about it, I am the only one in the way of me not running. I am not prioritizing myself.
Things will always get in the way. We never really have enough time to exercise, eat right, sleep, take mental breaks. We have to prioritize this in our own lives, on our own time. We need to make time, find time, create time. If we don't take care of our bodies and our mental health first, we will not have the energy to help anyone else.
So my solution, if I just get up 1 hour earlier on Mon, Wed, Fri, I have an hour to exercise before the kids get up. There is time, I just needed to create it. Can you find time to prioritize yourself during the week and create some positive changes in your schedule? Maybe go to bed 30 minutes earlier? Do a little meal prep on Sunday for some healthy meals during the week? Get up that hour earlier to do some exercise or stretching?
I promise it will be worth it and you will feel so good to put yourself first!