5 Coaching Tricks for Finding the Time to Exercise in Framingham

Since this topic is about being efficient and time management, I will get straight to the point.

I believe everyone has the time to work out, so what we are really trying to say is that we are not making working out a priority.

With that being untrue for the majority of us, there are times when we cannot find the time to work out in Framingham – especially in the winter time.

So with that in mind, here are 5 life coaching tips to find the time for exercise.

1. Plan Ahead

Have a schedule ahead of time for when you’re going to exercise. If you wait for your day to open up, you will probably be caught up in another one of your responsibilities.

Think About It.

I know exactly where I will be at certain times of the week, each and every week, such as Tuesday at 7 pm and Sunday at 10 am. There are definite things in life that are standing appointments and I have learned to schedule my life around them. Do the same with your exercise.

2. Hire Help. Contract Out. Trade Services.

There are always opportunities in life that you can look to lighten your load. Maybe there is someone who can do your yard-work, car-pool the kids to sports, or even do your taxes. Brainstorm and think about all the things you do in a day.

Next, try and eliminate tasks on that list that do not absolutely have to be done by you. Initially, we may feel that we have to do everything, but there are probably multiple things you could pass on to someone else to free up your time.

3. Combine Related Tasks

Set aside certain times of your day or days altogether for certain tasks. Maybe you complete all of your banking on Wednesday at lunch, or grocery shopping every Thursday night. Plan items and pair items together so they will save you time. One idea is to check your rental property, do your banking, and check the mail all in the same day because they are located in the same part of town. Look at your list of tasks and see what you can batch together.

4. Make Multiple Meals At Once

Always make extra food for left-overs. You can always cut up the entire water melon or pineapple and put it in Tupperware. When you grill, throw an extra chicken breast or burger (try a turkey burger!) on the grill. There is no extra work involved and it saves time from having to prepare it a second time.

5. Bring Out The Family

Or your spouse, friend, or whomever you enjoy spending time with. You should never feel guilty about working out, and this should not be a reason for you to miss a workout.

You can go hiking, swimming, or do whatever it is you enjoy and get others involved. You will have more fun doing it with people you like and will be scratching two tasks off your list at once.

Look to incorporate these 5 coaching tips into your life to free up some time to exercise.

Sport Fan Depression is Real: The Pats lost the AFC Championship

The mighty Patriots have fallen to the Ravens, so we know some of you Framingham and Metro West area residents are struggling a little bit today. We here at Thriveworks are here to tell you that sports depression is a real thing, but we are also here to give you some tips to beat these sports blues.

1) Zoom Out

You are the definition of a fan. You never miss a Patriots game and by memory you could tell us the starting line up and the 4th string kicker on the team for the last 5 years. Although, we know that the Patriots are not the only thing you happen to be passionate about. Zoom out and take a peak at the other things in your life that you really love and care for.

While viewing those things, make a list of the things in your life that are going great and ignore any thing that isn’t going that well (If you happen to be feeling depressed you’ll automatically focus on the negative things. Fight this urge!)

Create a list of the things that brings a smile to your face. This could include a wide range of things, from your daughter’s laughter, to the Bruins being back, to even wallowing in the fact that you’re not a fan of the Dallas Cowboys!

2) Get Social

When people aren’t too happy they tend to isolate themselves from their friends and family. This withdrawal tends to only make things worse for the person. Instead of isolating yourself, make a point to reconnect with your friends and loved ones. Even if you don’t think you’re feeling up to it, it’ll help out a ton!

3) Talk it Out

Try talking about your disappointment with a friend (maybe another fan?) It will help you process the loss and disappoint that you are experiencing. If you’re friend is depressed too, you’ll have someone to join you on your trip back to happiness.

The good thing about the sports blues is that, in most cases, it is a short-term event. However, if its been a few days and you haven’t been able to shake those blues or you’d rather talking to a professional about it you can give us a call at (774) 377-4939. Our experienced and talented therapists are ready and willing to help if you are in the Framingham or Metro West area.

Framingham Therapy for Depression

Are you suffering from depression and live in the Framingham or Metro West area? If so, then Thriveworks Westborough Depression Counseling is here to help. You are not alone in this. Allow us to help you take on your depression head on and conquer this giant once and for all.

Depression usually follows an event that alters your life significantly. It is already difficult enough dealing with the loss of a parent, a divorce, or something life changing like a move or being laid off from work. Depression just makes these events tougher to get through because it continues to linger in our lives after whatever major life event has taken place. It makes it extremely difficult to make progress in our lives and be successful.

We understand that you may feel alone, but the good news is you aren’t.

Depression can make you feel as if you are the only person on the planet. It makes you feel completely isolated in your pain, as well  as keeping you from being social. You lack the energy to spend time with family and friends and many times you’re alone in your sadness. You struggle through the day until you go to sleep and when you wake up the struggle starts all over again.

It doesn’t have to be like this. The caring and qualified counselors at Thriveworks Westborugh want to help you beat your depression. You and your therapist will find what causes or caused you depression to arise and create a plan on how you can defeat it.

We know you can conquer your depression. Let us help.

One of our main reasons for existing is to help our clients immediately, not weeks or months in to the future. If you are in the Framingham or Metro West area give us a call today at (774) 377-4939 and set up an appointment. It is even possible to see a therapist the same day you call.

You don’t have to spend any more nights feeling alone and hopeless. There is hope for a brighter future for you, and here at Thriveworks we are ready to help you make that future into a reality.

Warmly,

Your Friends at Thriveworks Westborough