Despite all books you’ve bought on time management (some you even read), the seminars on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and the best intentioned to-do lists, somehow you have ended up with even more stuff to get done.
Want to know the real secret to effective time management? Take off your clothes
Then go put on some work out gear. Then go work out. It can be as little as 15 minutes, but you need to take a complete physical and mental break from work and focus entirely on breaking a sweat.
You do too have time
Before you start wasting time explaining why you don’t have time and are too busy working on Very Important Things, keep in mind that President Obama finds the time to work out every morning, and so did George W. Bush. They didn’t agree on much but they knew that to manage their country and time effectively, they needed to work out.
Why working out is key to smart time management
Here’s the deal. If your body is sluggish and tired, your brain is going to be even more so.
Who’s making good time management decisions when you can’t focus? Long term, exercise is the best thing you can do to keep your brain sharp. Short term, a workout break can also help you focus and prevent a whole lot of misery down the road.
Your body is going to get a break one way or another
Don’t have the time to take a break even to walk around the block? At some point, your body will automatically take one for you and add a lot of interest. In the form of a killer flu, an incapacitating backache or a heart attack. Sometimes it just manifests itself mentally as a panic attack or a crushing episode of depression. Hey, there’s a reason they call it a breakdown.
If you don’t have time to take off weeks recovering from an illness, follow these Mojo Moves.
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