Just because you live a busy life doesn't mean you should throw keeping fit out the window! You only need a few minutes a day dedicated to a fitness schedule to keep you going. Try as you might, you simply can’t control each and every aspect of your life-so why stress yourself trying? You can only focus your energy and time on those things that you can monitor and deal with the rest as best you can. Tips to balancing fitness with the rest of your life: Manage your time When you manage your time right, you should be able to enjoy a well-balanced work-play time. When you have a schedule, try as much as possible to stick to it. Be sure to tackle priorities first then deal with the rest later. Be sure to set aside time to recharge Regardless of how hectic your schedule is, you should make it a point to carve out some time to recharge. Your recharge time can include physical activities and quality time spent with friends and family. If you find that mornings work for you and your loved ones, then you can schedule time in the morning before work to spend time with them and put in some exercises to help keep your body fit. If evenings or weekends work for you, then that is what you should do. Don’t forget ‘you.' Unfortunately, most people are so taken up with their busy lives that they forget one important person, which is themselves. Forget about things and people that drain your energy Take a deep look into your life and determine whether or not the things you do and the people in your life drain your energies or not. In case you find that the activities you engage in and some of the people in your life tend to simply drain your energies then it may be time to cut them off! There is no point in engaging in activities that don’t enhance your life. The same applies to being around people that simply drain you out. Outsource whenever you can Most people tend to try to do everything by themselves. This, in turn, tends to drain them out. Whenever possible, outsource things that you can. You don’t have to tackle each and everything on your own. Make room for exercises No matter how busy you may be, it is important to make room for exercises. It doesn’t have to involve going to the gym and spending hours there; it could simply mean walking the distance you would have used a cab to reach or waking up an hour earlier in the morning just to exercise before work. When you introduce regular exercises in your schedule, you will notice your energy levels go up which will translate to more productivity on your end. Relax Remember to find time to relax in your busy schedule. You will be surprised how much a 10-15 minute break just to relax will mean to your overall well being.