The real solution?
Believing that you have plenty of time.
Now, this sounds simplistic. And it is. But it’s not easy.
Your brain is designed to find evidence and proof in the world for what you believe. So if you start to believe that you have plenty of time, that time is an abundant resource, your brain will go to work to gather the evidence to support this belief.
But, at this point you probably don’t believe that it’s true.
So, I’m going to give you some help in how to see it as truth.
The first step is to look at the facts. You have 24 hours in a day. And to be completely fair, you have 16 hours in a day if we carve out 8 hours for rest.
What are you doing with these 16 hours? If pressed, could you give an accurate account of your 16 hours each day?
If not, it’s curious why you believe that you don’t have enough time in the first place. It could be equally true that you have plenty of time.
The best way to figure out how you are spending your time each day is to complete a time log or time journal for a week. I suggest logging your activities and time spend in 30 minute increments. If you do this for an entire week, including the weekend, you will have awareness on what you are spending your hours on each day. Do you like what you find?
The second step is to consider how you have plenty of time – for the right things, just not all the things.
You can objectively evaluate this question after you complete your time log. What are your “right” things? Who and what are most important to you? Is this in alignment with how you spent your time over the past week? If not, consider deleting out the wrong things and capturing back that time.
This one action of deleting CREATED time in your schedule.
And this is just the beginning.
When you learn how to master your schedule, you create a life where you have plenty of time for everything you want.
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