– “I’d love to but I don’t have the time”
– “In due time, I will start …”
– “If only I had the time, I’d …”
– “I wish I had the time to …”
– “I never have time to …”
– “I’m constantly running out of time”, etc. etc. etc.
I’m sure there are plenty more phrases we use as an excuse (not a reason) to avoid doing the things we know are best for us without feeling too guilty.
Isn’t that ironic?
I’ve been asking different individuals about their passions, favorite past times, and fun things they love doing now and then.
First they begin by telling me all about them in great detail with a big smile and how they used to do it years before. When I ask next: “Then how come you don’t do any of those activities now?”, sorrow appears in their eyes and voices, replying: “Because I don’t have the time!”
We live in an era where everything has been made simpler and faster to save us more time: faster Internet connections, travel times, communication devices, etc.
So why is it that we don’t have enough time when working so hard to save it to do the things we really love doing?!
According to Anthony Robbins, if people were to do things under any pressure at all they would postpone it or not do it at all. But if a loved one’s life was at stake they would get the same thing done right away.
So why not make the time to have fun going through life as if we are under the gun and a loved one’s life depended on it?
Lately, on many occasions I find myself telling others that I am going deeper and deeper into the sleep deprivation cycle.
I do not like it one bit when I keep repeating myself about the same issue over and again.
A friend said to me: “Tandar, knowing you, you’ll never catch up with your sleep so you, mind as well, start fresh from today”!
What a brilliant idea!
That was the perfect solution for me. Instead of constantly thinking about not getting enough sleep for doing all the things I love, I could reset my mind instead. That’s my mini-breakthrough.
Guess what? As soon as I eased up about it, not only I had more energy but I also found some time here and there to catch up with my Zzzs!
Remember, being busy with stuff and being productive in your day are two very separate activities.
Make the TIME to reset.
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