But I don't have time
Most of us have big dreams we never pursue because we tell ourselves that we don't have time for them. But what if this isn't true? Could you get curious about how much truth there is in this? What if it's just a limiting belief that we have taught ourselves over time and that our brain is constantly searching for evidence to support it?
The truth is that we choose to use that time that determines whether or not we can pursue our biggest dreams. And while it may seem like there are not enough hours in the day to do everything we want to do, the reality is that it's possible to make time for the things that are truly important to us.
The key is realising that we have a choice whenever we feel we have no options. We feel trapped.
When you're open to the possibility that you choose your priorities, you immediately loosen the fierce grip of scarcity.
There are lots of secret pockets of time hiding in plain sight.
The time we spend deciding, the time we spend on self-criticism, the time we spend on comparisons. There are so many ways that we could create more time by being more compassionate towards ourselves.
Here are three practical tips you can take right now to give you more time for those big New Year’s Resolutions:
1. When we prioritise our time, we identify the things that are most important to us and then make sure that we make time for them. This may mean saying no to other things that are less important or delegating tasks to others so that we can focus on our goals.
2. We can learn to be more efficient with the time we do have. This means finding ways to streamline our tasks and eliminating unnecessary activities that waste our time. Track your activities for a few days, then review where you spend most of your time. Are you spending it wisely? Are there any activities that could be eliminated or minimised? Are there activities that could be delegated or outsourced? By doing this, we can free up more time to focus on the things that matter most to us. Often we can think that streamlining and being more efficient is linked to productivity, but what is becoming more efficient means that you have more time to rest and have more fun? The way to achieve this is to drop the people-pleasing obligations.
3. Beliefs about what is possible for us can significantly impact whether or not we pursue our biggest dreams. By shifting our mindset and believing that we can make time for the things that are important to us, we can open up a whole world of possibilities.
So, if you've been telling yourself that you don't have time for your biggest dreams, it's time to rethink that belief. I invite you to get curious about the possibility of what could you achieve if you did have time?
If you're interested in learning how to manage your time with ease and prioritise your well-being, my Pleasure, Possibilities and Potential course begins January 1st.