Make Time For Your Dreams
One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone tells me that they are ‘too busy’ to do a, b or c. Or even worse, when people tell me, ‘oh you’re so BUSY!’. Guess what? I’m not busy. I have a very full life, but I never feel like I am too busy to do anything that I CHOOSE to do.
Gratitude Tip: When you say ‘I’m too busy’ what you’re really saying is that I’m choosing not to do this because it’s not a priority for me. We all have 168 hours in a week, which is more than enough. Instead of using ‘being busy’ as an excuse, focus on being grateful for all of the hours you are given in a day to make your dreams come true.
Busy is not a badge of honour. I’ve been reading 168 Hours, You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam and I’ve been doing a time study this week as well. If you suffer from not having enough time to do what you would like to do, I highly recommend making the time to read this book. It’s very clear that we all have much more time than society would have us think that we do.
The true key to having more than enough time? Knowing what you want in life. I have blogged many times about the importance of having vision in your life and knowing where you are going. The easiest way to create more time is to be clear on which activities are moving your closer to your goals and which ones are not. Vanderkam gives a lot of options on how to do this in her book.
You are a beautiful being of light and love. Yes YOU! You have a reason and a purpose for being here on Earth at this particular time. As the late Dr. Wayne Dyer put it, ‘Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You’. I challenge you to start noticing when you’re using the words ‘I’m too busy’ as an excuse. And to choose not to reward or empathize with your friends who complain about how busy they are. Removing busy from your vocabulary will make a huge difference in how you feel about the hours you have. Remember that in every moment you are given a choice on how to spend your time. Choose wisely.