I Don’t Have The Time! Really??
How many times have you said to yourself that you ‘don’t have time’? You know, when you’re trying to fit one thousand things into a day and you stress yourself out to the max. Or when you’re chatting to a friend or a mum at school and they ask how your day has been and you reply with, ‘I wanted to get so much more done, but I just don’t have the time’.
I want you to stop saying ‘I don’t have time’ and say something different instead …..
I want you to try saying this – ‘it’s not a priority’.
You see, I would love to have clean sheets on the bed every single day, but instead of saying ‘I don’t have time’ to do that, say ‘it’s not a priority’ – because no matter how much I think that is the ideal in regards to luxury, it’s actually not a priority!
How about when someone asks you to do something for them. Don’t answer with ‘I don’t have time’, instead answer with ‘it’s not a priority’. It may look something like this…. ‘I’m not going to help you get through your workload instead of doing mine because it’s just not a priority’.
Or how about using it in this way – what you say is ‘I don’t have time to go to the doctor’ instead say ‘going to the doctor just isn’t a priority’.
How does that feel?
Uncomfortable? Do you like thinking that your health isn’t a priority? What about helping someone out? If it’s not a priority that’s cool, say it. But if that makes you feel bad maybe you need to rethink what you automatically say – you know ‘I just don’t have time’.
The point of this is that if changing your language to use the phrase ‘it’s not a priority’ doesn’t sit well with you, that’s because it’s a reminder that time itself is a choice.
If you don’t like how you’re spending an hour or how you spend a day, you can choose to spend it differently. You’ve just got to be willing to change and in all honesty, that’s the hard part for so many.