Becoming the best athlete that you can takes time and dedication. Whether you have a full-time job, are a mother with young children, or are trying to make it through school, sometimes making time for training can be easier said than done.
Trying to find the time and motivation to stay consistent with your training can be overwhelming, but there are some things to you do to ensure that you’re as productive as possible — even if your free time is limited. Often all it takes is a little bit of forethought and a concerted effort to do better.
If you’re trying to fit in your training alongside your busy lifestyle, we’ve compiled this list of tips to make sure you get the most out of your free time!
As the old adage goes, you should aim to work smarter, not harder. Improving your efficiency in the day to day tasks that need completing can help you make more time for training. Whether this means curtailing your social media usage or spending less time daydreaming, it’s incredible how you can manage your time when you make a concerted effort to be aware of your actions.
Rather than procrastinating, or idling through your day with little planning and trying to train, try to avoid all of your distractions and concentrate on what matters. Consider writing task lists out to help you stay on track. Once this becomes a daily habit, you’ll find that you have a lot more spare time to spend training.
Utilize Your Lunch Hour
Your lunch hour can be the perfect opportunity to sweat out the day’s stresses and sneak a workout in. Not only can it help give you an energy boost during your working day, but it can also spare up your evening to spend time with friends or family.
If you choose to work out during your lunch hour, be sure not to skip lunch entirely — your body needs fuel to perform at its optimal level, and inadequate calorie intake can cause your muscles to waste.
Get A Workout Buddy
Working out with someone else is an excellent motivating factor to get you excited about working out. By holding each other accountable you can ensure that you both make the effort to train, while encouraging each other.
In fact, if you have a significant other you could consider making training part of your quality time together, to further strengthen your bond and get you in the best shape possible.
Do you frequently find yourself flicking through instagram and wondering where the last hour went? Unfortunately most people have a habit or spending time on things that really don’t need their attention. Whether its a Netflix marathon or a Facebook stalk, replacing idle time with a productive pursuit such as training can change your life.
Not only will it help you feel more accomplished at the end of the day, but you also won’t be sacrificing important time with family or friends to train.
Making time for training in MMA doesn’t have to be hard, with a few simple tweaks to your daily routine and an adjustment of your priorities, it’s easy to have enough time on your hands.