Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in.
2 kids (3 and 1)
Nursery drop offs
Daddy day care on weekends, Monday and Friday.
Then trying to fit in time with Mrs Fruci
Not to mention doing something for me…
Which can be hard when all my energy can sometimes feel like it’s gone by the end of the day…
^^ When I COULD fit some exercise in
But like any ‘problem’ that we face in life,
It’s quite simple to fix when you pause to diagnose it and come up with a strategy on HOW you will overcome this…
So I decided to join a local Ju Jitsu group…
Something I am a complete newbie on
Where I’m the one asking all of the questions…
I’m the one being told what to do …
And I actually love this…
Given that every other area of my life
Requires many decisions to be made..
So this is one thing I can delegate..
I show up and I’m told what to do..
Which is actually VERY meditative actually.
I go off into lala land…
After all, you cant check your email, phone or messages
Whilst being put into an arm bar haha
But you know what?
I very nearly didn’t go…
“I don’t have time”
When I think about it
It’s not true.
You see, I was chatting to one of the ladies last week
One of the ladies mentioned to me that
They were busy before they started
Yet, they’re still fitting in 5 minute workouts
And coming to 2 workouts a week (sometimes 3)..
And when I think about this?
What I’m actually saying by saying “I don’t have time”
“This is not a priority for me right now and I am prioritising something else”
And that is it..
I am simply saying that self care / something fun for me (albeit 1 hour a week)
Is not priority..
Doing something for me actually CREATES energy …
I have to KEEP reminding myself of this.
Because I still so nearly say
“I can’t be bothered…I don’t have time”
All this means is that I am saying that
I am not priority right now..
And when I dig deeper and ask:
“who else is impacted if I don’t prioritise me?”
It is only then that I start to realise how much better I am to be around
When I have looked after me first…
Not just for my family, kids, and friends
But for you, the ladies inside my programme, our team and even people who I have never met before
But just send me a lovely message saying that they enjoyed my book, video, or blog…
^^ Which reminds me that I have to protect my energy if I want to help people
So I’ll leave you with this quote:
“he / she who has their health, has 1000 wishes. He / she who doesn’t, has just 1”
As it’s a nice reminder to me of what is ACTUALLY important…
Matt ‘perspective’ Fruci