So what is it? The most inaccurate statement?
“I don’t have enough time”
I am sorry but I am going to call you out on that one, you have the same 24 hours that everybody gets, what is a more accurate statement is
“I am not prioritising my time to suit my needs”.
You have the same 24 hours that every single living thing on this planet gets, you are the person in charge of what you do with that time. So if somebody asks you to do something and you respond with “I don’t have time” what you are actually saying is “I am not going to make what you want me to do a priority”
So how do you start shifting your behaviour around this and give yourself more time (which you now know you can’t do!) but what you can do is take more control over what you spend your time on. To do this I am going to recommend the very simple but powerful strategy that can be applied to any part of your life which is………..
STOP and take some time out
Look at what you are spending your time on
Decide how you want to repriortise your time.
So why don’t you do that now. You can look at just one day, a week, do it, stop and look and list where you are spending your time and then decide where you would like to be spending your time.
Here are a few suggestions
- Print several copies of the chart below and fill them in.
- If you prefer to be more technical then there are lots of apps that you can use to help you track your time. I have just tried aTimeLogger from Play Store.
In my next article I will share an example of how to help understand your reasons and motivations for where you spend your time.