I read a quote at a museum once that “time exists so everything doesn’t happen at once.” It’s stuck with me. Time is a commodity. We make choices each day about how we use it. It can be helpful to recalibrate your motivations behind chosen activities. It often happens that daily life breeds a lot of routine that can turn automatic instead of mindful. Consider taking a few days and before embarking on any activity ask yourself: 1) Does this action add value to my life proportionate to the time it will take?
(think spending an hour to watch a TV show, while you’d like to start an art project)
2) Does this action take time away from something more valuable?
(think checking your email, while you’re at lunch with your spouse)
After a few days you’ll have a new perspective on how you’re using your time. You may find that some of that precious commodity is being squandered. Keep making mindful decisions and focus on value and your sure to find that you can accomplish more of what you want like daily exercise and other beneficial health habits.