“I don’t have enough time” - something all of us say and, for most of us, quite often. Unfortunately it’s usually for the things we really would like to do. “I don’t have time to cook...to exercise...to catch up with friends...for family...”
I think time is one of the most valuable things we possess. So valuable in fact, if used consciously, we really do have a choice about how we spend each minute of the day.
A dear friend of mine dedicates a lot of her time to her passions. In fact, her passions are every part of her work. Though for a long time my friend would voice that she wanted to exercise more. Bike riding was her preferred form of exercise, but she claimed she didn’t have the time.
Recently, she lost her license. Thankfully, she’s a positive person who didn’t beat herself up over it or let it debilitate her. All of a sudden she had carved out one and a half hours of her day, Monday to Friday, to ride to and from work.
Very quickly she felt the benefits of doing something she had longed to do. She felt fitter, more liberated, and her time on the bike each day gave her time to think. Most importantly, she felt she had more control over what she did with her time.
It often takes an “event” to review the choices we make in our lives. Poor health can lead us to investigate and improve our wellbeing. The loss of a loved one can remind us to cherish and dedicate our time to the people that matter.
How about we proactively make these choices, without major “events” setting them in motion?
What do you want to make time for?
Try it. And here’s to an even better week ahead!
Image by the incredibly talented UK-based, Hannah Warren.