Time, we can’t ever get time back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Once a moment is over, it’s over.
Are you being present & investing your time or are you wasting your time, being distracted and costing you valuable time?
By investing your time wisely, you get a return on your investment. If you are wasting/spending time on things (like excess social media, distractions, binge watching TV) there is most likely no return on that time spent. Of course relaxation and recovery can come in some form of watching TV or scrolling Instagram and CAN benefit our mental state, but if you get stuck in the wormhole of Instagram and end up on your best friends-cousins-hairdressers-boyfriends-sister’s page, it’s most likely you need to put your phone down!
We live in a crazy world, we just bombed Syria and it’s not even in the news! Who knows what could happen tomorrow? Our time is precious. We live in an amazing 1st World Country, and here we are complaining that our coffee was made to hot, or that you can’t make it to the gym as much as you like. You can afford to buy a coffee – well done! You can afford a gym membership and have transport to get to the sessions – well done! Let’s try to look at our TIME as a valuable commodity. Trade time for things important to you, like spending time with family (investment return of love and support), your fitness (return of health, strength and reduced stress), your passion (return of happiness and productivity), recovery (return of mindset and wellness) and even things like gratitude and giving back to others!
I like to relate this back to my training. When I am in the gym, it is an OPPORTUNITY to use my body to feel strong, capable and fit. It is an opportunity to push myself. An opportunity to sweat and feel invigorated. An opportunity to move, and feel good about myself. Many people don’t get the opportunity that we get. We have arms, we have legs, we can afford a gym membership, we can spend our TIME on ourselves for an hour at the gym. So make it worth it. Spend that time wisely.
But remember, this doesn’t mean you have to kill yourself in the gym. This means that you firstly, assess your stress and readiness to train, and if you feel great, go for it, but if you don’t feel that great, “time spent wisely” for you is simply coming in and going through the motions, maybe work on your tempo and perfect form instead of going crazy heavy. No matter what, you are investing that time much more resourcefully than if you were sitting at home on the couch watching Bachelor in Paradise (don’t deny, you know you are addicted!).
Change the way you think about your TIME 🙂
Your master your mind, you master your thoughts, and your body will master itself. – Bruce Lee