Learn how to make your workout a priority, even with a busy schedule.

Sometimes it may seem like there’s just not enough time in the day. You may feel like, “There’s just no way I can work out today” or “I have five million more important things to do.” Alright, listen up. No matter how busy you are, your health should always be a priority, and there is always time to work out. It may just take a little re-organizing and prioritizing. That’s why I’ve created 5 tips to help you organize your schedule, so you can stay right on track.

1. Create a to-do list.
Write things down that you want to accomplish today or the next day, and make sure your workout is always on that list. When you write it down, you’re committing to it and holding yourself accountable.

2. Work out during lunch.
Make the most of your lunch break and dedicate a set amount of time to working out. It could be 20 minutes, a full hour, however you want to divide your time. Don’t think you have enough time to grab lunch and finish a workout? Then pack one! It gives you more time to fit in your workout and saves you money. It’s a win-win!

3. Wake up earlier.
It may sound easier said than done, but all it takes is a simple adjustment to turn waking up early into a habit. Set your bedtime back an hour and your alarm an hour earlier than normal. It may be hard at first, but once you get in the habit of going to the gym every morning, you won’t regret it. You’ll most likely be more productive with the rest of your day and feel like you have time for other things!

4. Give yourself incentives.
Usually, when it comes to working out, most people can find 4,520,900 excuses not to do it. It’s just the nature of the beast. To help cut the excuses, give yourself an incentive for motivation. For example, decide that you can’t watch the latest episode of your favorite TV show until you finish a 30-minute workout. Create an incentive that you know will motivate you. It makes working out easier because you know there’s a reward waiting for you when you’re done. Just remember to keep the incentive simple and healthy.

5. Start your week off right.
No matter how bad the Monday blues are, exercise, exercise, exercise! When you start your week off on the right foot, you’re more likely to hold on to that Monday motivation and make better decisions throughout the rest of your week.

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