Do you struggle with the feeling of never having enough time?
Join the club! I have felt the same way. However, time isn’t really the problem.
The reality is we often make numerous excuses about not having enough time.
We can focus on projects and actions that are not really helping us to accomplish our goals. As a result, we can feel more stress and strapped for time.
What if we changed the way we think about time?
Is it really possible not to be rushed all the TIME?
Is it possible to be able to stay in moments and to really enjoy them, without our minds wandering to the next project?
The answer is YES!
So, how do we do it? Below are a couple of suggestions to eliminate or at least reduce the feeling of not having enough time.
- Quit complaining that you don’t have enough time. In the book, “The Big Leap” the author points to this simple exercise and how it changed his life. Statements like, “I’m so busy” or “If I had more time I would get to it.” When you find yourself making statements like these, time and getting things done will always be a problem for you.
- Reduce your apps on your cellphone. Most apps are designed to take away our time, not to give us more time. Don’t be deceived. Many actions apps claim to provide can still be done on a sheet of paper or a laptop. Track your usage on an app and you will be surprised how much time you waste.
- Say “No” more often. If you’re a people pleaser, this will become more challenging. It can still be done. Be intentional with what really matters in your world. Guard your time and your calendar.
- Turn your phone off while working. Not everyone will be able to do this, but if possible during blocks of time you have, simply turn your phone off. It’s refreshing and nerve racking at first. However, you will be amazed at what you accomplish.
Time is never really the problem. How we view it. How we handle it. How we think about it is.
What step will you take this week to improve on being a good steward of your TIME?
I Can Do…So Can You.