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There is Always Time

Making time for a healthy lifestyle

There is Always Time

“There is just not enough time!” We have all heard it, and many of us have even said it to ourselves at some point.

Life is definitely short and time is truly precious, but there is always time to focus on your physical and mental health, and your overall well-being. The same way that we make time for the ones who truly matter; we also make time for the things that truly matter. And I can’t imagine that there is another thing that is more important than your health and living a healthy lifestyle.

To be honest, when I started teaching, and working a 2nd job on top of teaching, I struggled with convincing myself that there is time to do things like meditate, workout, and eat healthy. Also, my stress levels were only adding to my problems, and making it incredibly difficult to even think about working out and meal prepping– but I learned that there was time and there is always time, I just was trying to find excuses to avoid doing it. Watching TV was a priority for me, not working out and improving my health, but when I changed that– it was amazing how much time I did have.

I know that having a partner, or having children, can consume so much of your time, but your health and happiness are as important as the health and happiness of those around you that you care about. I am currently in my 20th year of teaching, and I work an additional job, but I have made my workouts and my eating habits a staple of my daily routine. Doing so has positively impacted every aspect of my life, and I can honestly say that I am healthier, and feel better, at 43-years-old than I did in my 30s. I always make my workouts a priority, and I always focus on eating a clean and healthy diet whenever possible.

Life can get overwhelming at times, especially in the present, which is why it is even more imperative to not add to the environmental stresses by not living a healthy lifestyle. When you workout and eat right, you feel good and you begin to notice that you handle stress much better, and better yet– you don’t feel as stressed as you did in the past. Our physical health reflects our emotional and mental health, and this is something that I try to press upon my students. Just remember to always make time for the people and things that matter the most, and that includes your health and well-being.