I Don’t Have The Time! Really??

17 April 2017

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.


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