Do you ever look at those successful, happy people who seem to be doing it all in life and doing it well and wonder how do they do it? How can I have what they have?
I do and I’ve made it part of my journey to take notice and even study the lives and patterns of those people who have what I strive for in life. The two habits that I see over and over again are physical exercise and “me” time. No matter how busy these highly successful people are they find time to exercise their bodies and renew their soul. Many times this is a daily exercise routine, meditation, a time to read, and simply time to relax on a daily basis.
What amazes me is that these people have the same amount of time in the day as you and me yet they manage to accomplish extraordinary things AND carve out time for themselves and their bodies. In fact when I talk to these happy, successful people they often credit their successes in life to these habits that they’ve incorporated into their life. They will also be the first to tell you that it’s not always easy to find that time but the results have made it “not an option” but a requirement in their life.
So all of this is great to hear, but how do you incorporate it into your life? My suggestion is to start small and doable. Can you get up a half hour early everyday and add 15 minutes of Pilates, Yoga, Stretching, Cardio or even meditation to your life? Create a small doable goal and do it consistently(everyday) for at least 2 months. Yes, I said 2 months. If you get to the place where you can add more time- great! That’s it…see where it takes you and let us know how it changes you!!
Carey Sadler is the owner of Rivercity Pilates in North Liberty Iowa. Carey is a PMA Certified Pilates instructor who has been teaching Pilates since getting her comprehensive certification from Body Precision Studios in 2001. Before that Carey was a personal trainer, a chemical engineer and a volleyball player! Carey’s love of health, movement and happiness have lead her to open her Pilates studio and continue her passion of living life to the fullest! She is a wife and a mom of 3 energetic children as well as a spunky cat and dog.