Fatherhood and Fitness

By Brad Coleman | Fitness

Sep 22

Do you ever feel like there's just not enough time to get everything done? Of course you do. We all do. That's why you're here. Have you ever stopped to consider how you are spending your time and if it aligns with your priorities? When you get busy, how do you determine what gets done? First on the list? The easiest? Most urgent? Most important? Do you know the difference in those last two?

It has been said that by saying “yes” to one thing, you are automatically saying “no” to another. In my case, this had become my approach to fitness. There were many other things that I needed to be doing, rather than working out. But working out 5-6 times per week, what appears to be discipline is actually an avoidance mechanism for the other things that need attention in my life.

"Saying 'yes' to one thing automatically means you are saying 'no to something else."

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No matter how busy you are, I’m sure there are other things that you would prefer to be able to squeeze into your schedule. Between work, kids’ activities, time with spouse, or personal time, there will always be “more” to do. The only way to make sure that you are making time for the things that are of highest priority is when you predetermine what your priorities will be and how you will allow yourself to allocate time with each. It is imperative that you are deliberate with your time to ensure you are saying yes to the priorities and no to the lesser activities. Because you may be so caught up in your schedule that you don’t realize what you are unintentionally saying “no” to.

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About the Author

Brad is a Christian author, blogger, and speaker. Writing about all things related to men and the suburban life from marriage and kids, to work/life balance, fitness, DIY home repair and lawn care.

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