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CNO Financial Group Blog: Balance

CNO Financial Group Blog: Balance

David Wilkerson

Balance! Do you ever feel as though you have trouble balancing everything in your life especially when it comes to balancing working out with your everyday obligations? I know for me there are times when I feel like I don’t have enough time in the day and quite honestly that can be stressful. I have learned over the years that there are times when its ok to be a little selfish and make YOU a priority.

What exactly does that mean you may ask?! I find that I must make it a priority to schedule time for myself for running and working out. I know I am a better person when I do. You can ask my wife if I go days without some type of physical activity I tend to get a little grumpy.

Taking the “ME” time as I like to call is sometimes hard because I know I feel like I am letting others down. Let’s face it though when you are training for a Marathon, half marathon or a 5k you must invest the time and effort to prepare. There will be days when there isn’t enough time for you to get a workout in and when that happens it’s easy to get frustrated and be hard on yourself. I have learned over the years to not dwell on it if I miss a workout but just get ready for the next one and move on.

How does everyone manage balancing working out and life? What works well for you that you would be willing to share? I hope everyone’s training is going well!