We’re all busy! We all have our own definitions of busy and our time constraints that make us feel busy. Mine are mostly based around the responsibilities of raising two toddlers, teaching courses, and running my business. But I’ve recently started squeezing in a bit more exercise. Here’s what I’m doing. Perhaps this will work for you too.
Less Time on Social Media
It’s a compulsion to check Facebook for “just a minute” as a brain break during my day. However, that minute is never “just a minute.” So I’m using the ReCall StudyTime Chrome extension to block myself from Facebook.
I’m also using Hootsuite to schedule my Tweets and Facebook posts. Part of having an online business is having a persistent online presence. I created spreadsheet of Tweets and Facebook posts for the entire month and then uploaded that to my Hootsuite account. I still check in on both accounts, but I don’t have to spend nearly as much time each day creating content or worrying about creating something new.
I use Google Keep on my phone to get a reminder to do a quick set of push-ups three times during the day. I have one reminder at 8am, one at 10:30am, and one at 2:30pm.
I just installed an app called Randomly Remind Me that I’m going to try for the next week to see how I like it. The app lets you write reminders that you want to have appear on your phone at random times during the day. You can specify what the hours of your day are so that you’re not getting alerts at all hours of the day. I like the idea of Randomly Remind Me because it removes the “alarm clock mentality” that can occur when using Google Keep to remind me to do something at the same time every day.
Do you have a method for squeezing in more exercise? How do you make time for it? If you’re willing to share, leave a comment on this post or check-in on the #edtechfitness Flipgrid.