Monday, May 7, 2012
Make an Appointment with Your Best Self....and keep it!
Lately though I've had to make a few other appointments, like the eye doctor, a haircut, etc and I scheduled them in the morning. Why would I do that? Because with the best of intention I figured I could make it to an earlier yoga class still giving me enough time to get to these additional appointments. I'm 50% successful. The other 50%? It seems as if I've let my priorities slip, or I'm not planning enough in advance to be successful at keeping my promise to myself. The promise of being my best self. There truly is enough time because we can make time.
I know a lot of people have kids involved in sports, and those kids have to show up for practice, or they don't get to play in the game, right? Parents are usually really good at getting those kids to practice and where they need to be, and when they need to be there. As adults our training, our exercise, is our practice! Pick a day (s) and a time (s), and without fail get your ass to practice! We want for our kids to be superstar athletes, and we know practicing a sport or skill is key to improvement, but maybe we forget, or think it's too late for, our own wanting to feel like a superstar.
As a Kettlebell Instructor I teach a number of classes as well as meet with a number of private appointments. When I ask my clients/students whether or not they made time to train during the week I don't see them more times than not the answer is no! Nope. They didn't make time to train, to exercise, or to practice not one other time. Really? Why not? So I started to think about the answer to that question.
They didn't do it for the same reason my yoga practice is slipping. They probably gave themselves too many choices until it was too late! Procrastination. Procrastination is intention without action. We've talked about this before, haven't we?
Make time. Schedule it. No choices. No forgetting. Write it down as if it were an appointment and keep it.
OK, so what is your new schedule?