What tools helped you get the time you want for exercise?
Diarise it! And let people know it’s important for me.
Enjoy it! Give yourself the credit that you’re taking time out of your day and actually taking a break.
Negotiate that time with yourself, and others. This is what I mean –
I set up my class schedule 10 weeks in advance, and I know that I won’t make it to all of the classes, but I will make it to the majority of them. For the ones I give up, it’s a conscious choice I make, as opposed to just letting the urgent tasks take over.
Urgent and unimportant often displaces the strategic and important if you don’t guard them. So be conscious that when you decide to miss a class, it isn’t because of an urgent and unimportant thing.
When I speak to others about this time in my diary, I offer to do the work after the class e.g. check the email.
A lot of the times, humour can help in the communication as well.