I just re-arranged my work schedule to make time for something I have missed doing: taking a mid-morning yoga class once or twice a week. It’s a simple way to commit to my ongoing goal of feeling great in my body.
When I shared this with an acquaintance, I heard something that is far too familiar: another version of “here’s why I could never do that”.
His “why nots” were filled with assumptions. (In this case, about the differences in our work lives and personal commitments that allow me to change schedules.)
The thing is, those assumptions weren’t true. You see, none of this is really about re-arranging a schedule or prioritizing wellness. That’s just today’s example. You could substitute any topic you like in this conversation.