Life is a juggling act. If you work all day and have a family, you already know what it takes to manage your time -- all your effort. Even if you’re out of work or don’t have a family to care for, chances are you’re spending precious time looking for a job and building or maintaining a network of support. Add exercise into the mix, and you’ve added another element to manage. Lifestyle management boils down to scheduling and clarity of purpose. Adopt the mindset that that exercise is a vital component of your life and take steps to make its inclusion non-negotiable, even to yourself.
Nido Quebain, businessman, professional speaker and philanthropist, had this to say about managing your lifestyle: “Lifestyle management focuses on the activities you are passionate about.” He makes to-do lists like everyone else, but he also makes to-stop lists. In other words, whatever he feels adds to the quality of his life he incorporates into his lifestyle. Whatever takes away from his energy -- in his case, reading newspapers full of negativity -- he stops doing. If you’re exercising, you may know how it adds to the quality of your life and want to consider it a high priority.