One of the things I hear over and over again is “I don’t have time”, I even heard myself say it this morning. I honestly felt like I didn’t have time for anything I wanted to do. Are you sitting there thinking, “Buuuuuuuut, I really really REALLY don’t have any time. I’ll cut you some slack, perhaps you have a newborn baby, or you’ve started a new job, or moved cities, or find yourself in the middle of a home renovation that is taking 10 weeks longer than they estimated. We all have reasons why things aren’t getting done. I can list 10 right now as to why I don’t have time to write or edit or play with my children or make dinner.
But the honest answer is, we don’t have time for anything we don’t make a priority for.
Did you roll your eyes at that? It’s okay, I know you’ve heard this before and you’ve tried every trick in the book. I know, I’ve been there too.
Sometimes it can feel like time is our worst enemy: it goes too fast when we’re having fun, goes too slow when we’re doing something we don’t want to do, and slips through our fingers that we suddenly don’t know where the day went.
So I want to give you one simple trick that allows you to have all the time you need for anything you want.
Change the way you talk about the time you do have.
Instead of saying “I don’t have time for…” you’ll rephrase it to:
“I haven’t made time for…”.
Simple and easy, and you’ll feel more in control of your time and your todo list. Magic!
When you say “I haven’t made time for…” you’ll also begin to notice little things that you want to make time for, things that can be put aside, or things that are a must do right now.
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