Not enough time to exercise. Not enough time to cook healthy meals. Not enough time to clean. Not enough time to pursue hobbies. Sound familiar? We’ve all said things like this before, but as Nerd Fitness points out, “I don’t have enough time” is a lie.
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We don’t have enough time in the day for everything we might want to do, but we must have enough time for our priorities.
Whenever you find yourself thinking “I don’t have time” change it to “It’s not a priority.”
Watch how quickly your perspective shifts when looking at life’s challenges this way:
“I’d love to work out, I just don’t have time” becomes “exercising isn’t a priority.”
“I’d love to eat healthier, but I don’t have time to cook” becomes “eating healthy isn’t a priority.”
“I don’t have time to travel” becomes “travelling isn’t a priority.”
Suddenly, the excuse of time becomes an incredibly weak argument. Crap.
For that one last argument that there aren’t enough hours in the day for all your priorities, Nerd Fitness’s Steve Kamb quotes JD Roth (of Get Rich Slowly):
“It’s not what we say is a priority, but what we actually DO that’s a priority.”
Even when everything feels important, you can use project management techniques to better prioritise and manage your time.
As a recovering workaholic, I’ve often felt swamped for time and exhausted trying to do everything. Making this one change in perpective, though, will help me focus better every day on what really matters. Thoughts?
Why “I Don’t Have Time” Is a Big Fat Lie [Nerd Fitness]