Talking about time, the sentence I hear the most is: “I’d like to, but I don’t have time” (but also “I don’t have time for myself” or “24h are not enough” or “the day has gone and I didn’t do what I was supposed to do” rank among the top ten).
Well, I think it is time (sorry for this wordplay) we begin to be honest with ourself.
If I look at myself, I used to lose a lot of time during the day: being on Facebook, watching TV, doing things I could postpone… But why do I say “LOSE”? Not because Facebook or TV represent an absolute waste of time, but because I had other priorities.
It is all a matter of priority, not time: if I spend the whole day watching TV, this is my priority. Believe me, when I started realizing this, I started living better and time was always enough.
I start my days asking myself “what are your priorities for today?” – I suggest no more than one or two, at least at the beginning, because we have to consider that something unexpected may happen.
When I answer this question, I don’t care about the time anymore but I focus on accomplishing these priorities.
So, to have the time you need for your priorities, it’s worth to try the opposite you often do: stop measuring it.