A couple of months back, Will asked me how I kept up with my workout regiment everyday. I gave him a very simple answer: I work out for only 15 minutes everyday at home.
Typically, a regular work out session lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. If you factor in driving (or walking in SF), that could take up another 30 minutes. I can’t afford spending 1.5 hours, 3 times a week just working out; I need to do more important things, like planning for the Omega Project. By spreading my workouts to everyday for 15 minutes and taking out the “fat” (i.e. driving to the gym), I still do same amount every week without worrying about managing my time.
Will responds, “Wow. That’s very sustainable.”
There are always things you want to do but you feel like you’re too busy for it. Bullshit. Whether it’s working out or managing a project, you must make the set of actions sustainable so that you can consistently repeat the results without burning yourself out. You may possibly have to make some compromises along the way, but it’s better than doing nothing at all.