I cant go to the gym tomorrow, I just don’t have the time because I’m always interrupted.
Sound familiar ? You may have used it last month, last week or even last night. If this is you, fear not. Sometimes, life throws certain events- an unexpected bout of illness, a family function, a long day at work or sometimes a holiday on a weekday which can lead to a long weekend. Interruptions do happen. That said, we feel that you can adapt to these interruptions by focusing on these 5 methods:
1. Expect interruptions: If you’re in university and/or work, there are certain times of the year which you should expect it. For example, individuals who work in finance/accounts often need to update accounts at the end of each month, so they should realize that these interruptions will occur. The next step is to give yourself a little leeway- so instead of hitting the gym 5 times a week, focus on going for 3 days instead.
2. Don’t let disturbances stress you out: We’ve mentioned before about the importance of identifying and reacting to stressful situations. Bottom line? Don’t stress, just plan to exercise on another day instead, and stick to it this time!
3. Rearrange a better time-slot: schedule just 30 minutes of exercise before or after the event you need to get to. At the end of the day, getting some exercise is better than no exercise at all. Another perk is that it improves your mood, so if nothing else push yourself to get moving in order for to save your sanity!
4. Incorporate exercises to your daily routines: Instead of driving, try a short walk to the bus stop instead. Take the stairway instead of using the elevator, walk a little after lunch. It may seem pretty simple, but these things do add up at the end of the day.
5. If you’re traveling or on holiday, adopt healthy habits; For example, walk where possible, as its still a popular form of exercise and can be quite relaxing when you’re in a new destination, go for a swim if you’re at a beach or swimming pool, and if you’re in a hotel, take part in activities like a game of tennis or book a gym session.
What’s the Point?: YOU have the power to affect your schedule when it comes to exercise. Yes, it may require you to plan these interruptions and then adapt your routine from time to time. However, its a great learning experience-besides, who doesn’t want to stay healthy?
Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.