I came across an interesting tip for being more productive in my learning schedule this week.
The tip was to add working out to your learning schedule.
As someone that’s really been interested in fitness for a long time, I know the benefits of doing this.
But admittedly, I let it fall to the wayside way too often.
When my morning routine was completely focused around working out… I felt great much more often.
As I wake up today feeling less than stellar, I’m reminded how I need to figure out how to make this part of my routine. Even if it’s not the morning. It needs to be there.
So maybe it’s going for a walk at lunch… or using some special piece of equipment I’ve purchased over the years.
The key is the time needs to get allocated to some kind of exercise. And it needs to be regular.
The follow-up tip for exercise was how often.
And the most counter-intuitive tip related to that? If you struggle with exercising at all. Make it a 7 day a week habit.
What? I hear you saying… I can’t do it one day, but you want seven?!
But Self… Think about it. You gave yourself days off and ‘I’ll make it up tomorrow instead’ became a valid excuse.
Seven days a week doesn’t offer that. Now we’re not hitting the gym for an hour a day in this schedule.
We’re building tiny habits. So maybe we go for a 15 minute walk during lunch… every day. Maybe your weekends start with that walk instead, since your schedule is much less predictable on the weekend.
The key is to schedule it and make it happen.
Keep it small and do it. Grow the habit, don’t try to become an expert all at once.