Not so shockingly, when a 2011 survey was taken by Americans, about 1/2 said they almost never had time on their hands and 2/3 said they sometimes or always felt rushed. This information is sad to me because it’s now about 10 years later and I think it’s safe to assume that these numbers have only risen in the past years.
I think men, women, gay, straight, black, white, single, married, divorced, Catholic, Baptist, ect., can all relate to the feeling of not having enough time. Two of my best friends are wives and mothers and I can honestly say I don’t know where they find the time to complete everything they need to do in a day. I often hear them say “I don’t have enough time”. It’s not just wives and mothers who feel this way too, I don’t have a husband or children and I still find myself saying “I don’t have time for that”.
So, for the people who don’t have time, or feel rushed, how are you spending your days?
We are never going to get “more” time, there’s only 24 hours a day and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. So, the question is now, what do I do with this time that I have? And more specifically, how can I enjoy this time? (as opposed to feeling stressed and anxious about it, or the lack of).
Now, there’s a difference between not having time and not wanting to give your time to something – and it’s important to know the difference. What are your priorities? What are you holding onto in your schedule that you dread doing? Can any of these tasks be given to someone else? These are practical questions to ask when you feel you don’t have time. Most people feel they need a practical solution, such as buying a calendar – but that doesn’t exactly change a person’s mindset. You can have a calendar on your phone, wall, desk and nightstand and it won’t matter if your mindset about time hasn’t changed.
I have a course that addresses stress, anxiety and overwhelm, which I believe are all emotions revolved around feeling like you don’t have enough time. By dealing with those emotions, and addressing them head on, you are allowing yourself to change your mindset. Book a possibility call here to talk more about how we can work on a mindset adjustment to allow you to feel more relaxed and calm around the concept of time.