It’s easy to put almost anything ahead of exercising, especially if you don’t like it, but exercising is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It is good for your mind and body. You don’t need to feel guilty about making time for exercising. When you exercise you’ll feel better and that will rub off on everyone around you. When you make time for yourself, you are doing others a service as well.

As this summer rushes by, try to make an effort to make exercise a priority. When scheduling activities make sure you leave time for whatever type of activity makes your feel good–walking, running, the gym, a Pilates class. You’ll feel better afterward and the feeling will last all day.

Make a list of all the ways exercising will benefit you and stick it to the bathroom mirror or the refrigerator–wherever it will remind you to make exercise a priority.

Here’s a start:

  • Better Night’s Sleep
  • Better Self Esteem
  • Better Health
  • Stronger
  • Time for Yourself
  • Learn About Your Body
  • Weight Loss

Let us know what else you would add to the list by commenting on this blog. You’re thoughts will help others.