When there are so many things to do or things we want to do, exercise may become last on the priority list. However, have you ever considered there are things you can get done while exercising? Before dropping your workout for the day, think about how you may find time to exercise with a little multitasking.
- Get Organized
For me, before I can get my home organized, my work and daily “to do” list done, I have to prepare what and how it needs to be done in my head. I can not tell you how many times I have developed a new plan of doing things after thinking about it during a long walk. I get things done, in my head that would not have been done without exercise.
- Time with a girlfriend
Do you have that girlfriend who sends a quick message, “we need to get together for girl time?” Then life gets crazy and there is no time to sit and talk. Oh, the things we get accomplished when I go for a run with my best friend.
We get to catch up on each others lives and I usually get help and encouragement with something I have needed, but had not taken the time to stop and ask.
- Quiet Time
So often I hear women say they struggle to have daily quiet time with the Lord. Let me give you a little secret. Jesus does not just wear sandals, he wears tennis shoes. I know this because He has joined me so many times for a run. There have been times when I felt Him and heard from Him the most while praying during a walk right outside my front door. How would you view your time of exercise if you looked at it as time with God and a way to honor Him?
- Get Creative
Do you have a job that requires creativity or volunteer where someone is looking to you for inspiration? Taking a walk can be an opportunity to clear you head and get inspired with new ideas. Perhaps you struggle with being productive as I do. If that is the case, bring your phone or a small notepad and pen in a fanny pack and jot down those ideas on your walk.
These are all things that can be done while exercising. Think of it as a bargain – two for the price of one. You may be surprised to learn that you can find time for exercise with a little multitasking