Physical Activity Article
Basic Time Management Skills
Time is a very important element in our lives. It is more valuable than money. For the person that wishes to get into shape and work on their physical fitness, time is often a complaint. This is not the fault of the issues that the person faces; this is an issue with the person. Knowing and implementing some basic time management skills will go a long way for the person who wishes to dedicate some of their time to getting in shape and staying healthy. Additionally, a person will enjoy more time overall by ensuring that they dedicate the proper amount of time to their health. In this article, you will find some basic time management skills that will help you devote more time to the important things in life…like your health.
There are many resources that a person can use to maximize their time and get their life under control. You can create documents like charts and calendars to see where your time is going. By doing this, you can reduce the amount of time that you spend doing wasteful things and increase the amount of time that you spend doing useful things – like keeping up on your mental and physical health. By doing a simple search for free online time management resources, you can find a variety of tools that will help you manage your time in a more productive way.
Many people waste a lot of their time because they become over committed. It is important for the person wishing to devote more time to their health to learn to say “no”. Many people feel as if they are obligated to perform certain tasks, but in reality, they are not. You do not have to attend every social event, do something for every person that asks, and take every phone call that you receive. Learn to offer suggestions other than your time to people who request things of you, and purchase an answering machine to take your calls. You will find that by doing so, you free up more time to devote to your physical fitness.
A great way to keep your time in check is to prepare for things ahead of time. Be sure to set out your clothes for the following day the night before, make your lunch at night and prepare enough for two or three days worth. You can cook many meals on your day off while you are doing laundry and cleaning your house. This will ensure that on days that you have a lot to do that your time is not limited to tedious little tasks.
Another effective time management technique is to try to limit the amount of people that you have at your house. Visitors can really put a dent on the time that you may wish to dedicate to your physical fitness. Explain to people that they should call ahead prior to visiting as you have a lot going on. This is tactful and in good taste – it also will free up a lot of your time – especially if you screen your calls!