Practical examples of daily training time subdivision

Training time organization

As we said a lot of times (read Tips on how to stretch our training times) daily training is fundamental and it is  must be balanced with all the other activities of our life:

  • Social relationship (friends, family, etc.)
  • Duties (work, study, etc.)
  • Free time (hobby, relax, etc.)
  • Body functions (sleeping, eating, etc.)

Our daily training can (must) not sacrifice any of them: to do this, we simply have to organize.

A note by Master Kongling – Life is one and we do not know when it will end, time is the most important currency of our existence because when we spend it we will never recover it.

How to gain time

How to gain useful time:

  • Let’s do not lose time with toxic people / activities – Let’s limit as much as possible wasting time with what / who steal energy from us (who charge us with problems, complaints, frustration, etc.); let’s limit them to the minimum reasonable because they theft not only precious hours but above all they are able to debilitate us to the point of contaminating even our remaining time
  • Let’s focus on excellence – It is completely useless to start / follow 10 activities at the same time, we will waste a lot of time without reaching any considerable result; let’s choose the 1-2 things that we really love / need and let’s insist on them (read A relentless pursuit)
  • Let’s reduce all the superfluous – For each activity that actively or passively we do (especially the recurring ones), let’s ask ourselves if they are worthy of our time; let’s think to the importance that each task has and let’s reflect on the possibility to reduce its frequency / duration or to delete it at all (business travel, etc.)
  • Let’s optimize our organization – Let’s spend each morning (or evening) a few minutes to plan our day / weel / month / year; let’s think of the results we want to obtain and let’s set the times of rest, of leisure and for the unexpected; let’s choose what can be avoided, what cannot be delayed, what can be done simultaneously, what can be delegated, what does not make sense, etc.
  • Let’s sleep the right time – 7 hours are more than enough; especially if we are correctly training and if we are following a correct diet (read Qi and proper nutrition) we will have access to a quantity of psychophysical energy infinitely superior to the norm; not only we will move faster but also we will think faster
  • Let’s combine business with pleasure – Although not necessarily constantly, let’s try to involve people with whom we want to spend time (friends, relatives, etc.), in the activities we do and / or we cannot avoid (training, meals, etc.); sharing fatigue and constructive work is the best way to spend time with who is important for us (read 5 effective ways to find a training partner)
  • Let’s become smart – Let’s always study new ways to optimize times and energies, let’s learn at the same time both from the others’ errors (read Measure ourselves with errors), both from their positive attitudes (read for example 5 regeneration practices to recover after training)

This is more than enough to find a good training time (read /// Subscribe (it's free!) or Login to see this content ///). The rest, generally speaking, are simply excuses (read How to train with perseverance).

A note by Master Kongling – Everyone always says they have no time but only in a few cases, this is really true (in most cases, we do not realize that we waste the bigger part of the time available to us). Following these simple tips, you can take back the reins of our lives, allowing us to do what we like, what we need and especially with the necessary calm (without the stress and the weight of infinite commitments that overhang us).

3 examples of training insertion in daily life

Let’s see now a few examples of daily training session distribution (read also How to start practicing 6DKF).

4 hours of training, 8 hours of work, 3 meals (employee):

  • 7.00 – Get up and wash
  • 7.15 – Training
  • 7.45 – Breakfast
  • 8.00 – Departure for work
  • 8.30 – Work
  • 12.30 – Training
  • 13.30 – Lunch
  • 14.00 – Rest
  • 14.30 – Work
  • 18.30 – Return home
  • 19.00 – Dinner (with friends, family, etc.)
  • 20.00 – Leisure
  • 21.00 – Training
  • 23.30 – Leisure
  • 24.00 – Sleep

5 hours of training, 7 hours of study, 3 meals (student):

  • 6.30 – Get up and wash
  • 6.45 – Training
  • 7.15 – Breakfast
  • 7.30 – Departure for school
  • 8.00 – School
  • 13.00 – Departure for home
  • 13.30 – Lunch
  • 14.00 – Rest
  • 14.30 – Study
  • 16.30 – Snack
  • 17.00 – Leisure
  • 18.00 – Training
  • 22.30 – Leisure
  • 23.30 – Sleep

6 hours of training, 8 hours of work, 2 meals (work from home):

  • 8.00 – Get up and wash
  • 8.15 – Breakfast
  • 8.30 – Work
  • 12.30 – Training
  • 14.30 – Lunch
  • 15.00 – Rest
  • 15.30 – Work
  • 19.30 – Training
  • 23.30 – Leisure
  • 1.00 – Sleep

Final notes

A few conclusive thoughts, tips and ideas:

  • Naturally, the examples we have proposed must be taken with due caution, they must be seen as a starting point that must be adapted to the specific needs of each one (family members with problems, possible hospital treatment, working overtime, transshipments, etc.)
  • Those who work in a physically intensive way, generally need more technical than physical preparation; this means that, for example, a part of the training could be (with the necessary adaptations) overlapped or substituted by the job they do
  • Shaolin monks were used converting every kind of activity into martial training, to chew food, to cultivate the land, to clean the floor, to cook and so on
  • When we can not change the extension of the time of martial practice is always possible, for example, to alter the intensity (read Intensity of training: depends on what?) and on the simultaneity of the exercises (read Optimizing the available time)
  • Training can also be part of every small action that we perform during the day (read The constant training in everyday life), it’s a matter of mind disposition

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Questions

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  • How are you planning your training times?

Author: Master Kongling

Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.

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