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Are you fooling yourself when you say I have no time?

May 13, 2016

I was a victim ofΒ  this phrase “I have no time”.

I used to skip the real happiness givers in the name of time-shortage. I was living the Life with no room left for what is truly required to make my life worth living enjoying.

I stopped using this cursed sentence because Now, I started doing what I really want.

As we all strive for more time, we hold onto the things that take up the majority of our time and portray a picture that I have no time.

Students are busy in screen games

Parents are busy checking social media

Professionals are busy overstretching at work

This is not the need of an hour but we tend to divert. There just is no way to get more time in your day but choosing our tasks is possible.

As Henry David Thoreau wrote:

β€œIt is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”

i do not have time pintertest

We fail to manage and love to say-

If only I had more time. The same reason why a student who is taking an exam, asks for few more minutes after the buzzer went off.

 

  1. GO FOR PLANNING

Prioritize the work and half work done. It would help us to take up important things first and free us from post-effects of work. Sometimes, all we need is to plan our resources rather than time.

  1. TAKE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LOAD

We tend to say YES to all what comes our way and end up burdening ourselves. Foresee the work which fits in just right into the working hours and shift rest of it for the next day.

  1. FOCUS

Focus on one big thing each day that will make us feel accomplished rather than aimlessly struggling through the tasks.

  1. BE FLEXIBLE BUT NOT ENGROSSED

We tend to carry the work in our minds even when not at workplace. I do not check my work mails after Office unless someone calls me for something urgent as the thought of next day work issues make me stressed. (This case can be different for people with different work responsibilities and positions)

Flexible working hours allow us to work from anywhere anytime but do not engross your mind and neatly partition work and family time.

Don’t allow time to run out. Fill it with things you consciously choose.

 

Every single one of us has 24 hours. Let’s devote 8 of those (ideally) to sleep. So we have 16. Another 8 for work. We have 8 left.

Traffic, Eating, Bathroom breaks, dicking around on social media, TV and You tube can easily consume those 8.

We are left with nothing for leisure, for family, for hobbies.

 

We feel good with a full schedule and a get-out-of-jail-free card for all of our responsibilities. We love to blame someone for anything not done and TIME is our biggest escape.

Kids blame overburden of studies to say they have no time to pursue their Hobbies.

Parents blame Office work or other Outdoor responsibilities to say they have no time for Family.

Youth blame Career and Jobs to say they have no time to offer a helping hand at home.

and so on…

 

THE CRUX IS

You don’t need more time

You just need to decide

 

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Also read: It matters

 

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  • Seena Antony

    Hi there,
    I was ROFL at ‘Parents are busy checking social media’. πŸ˜€ Am guilty!
    Great post. Great tips. I know some people who are are super organized and on the top of the game all the time. And it bothers me that I’m not!!! So even I have been doing my research and analysis on this topic. πŸ˜€ And so this is perfectly timed for me.. Thank you!

    • Hey Seena,

      Thanks for dropping by. Don’t be guilty dear, You can change the game anytime you want and I think you are following what you like. I truly love your craft works specially party decorations. Can you please share your email id. I have few queries for you, If you don’t mind.
      Confession- I am not super organized but yes I try to πŸ™‚

  • Great post. I was so glad when I read about it… Since past few months, I have become a huge ‘fan’ of this phrase … i don’t have time. I always believed that if you want to take out time for something, you ultimately will. But sometimes you get lost… your post brought me back on track (hopefully).
    Keep it up with your blog. you’re doing so good!
    Regards
    Manpreet
    http://www.finixpost.com

    • I am happy to know this Manpreet. For me, I replaced it with the real reason(not time always)
      and for the things which I really wanna do…I started working for them.
      Thanks again for your appreciative words.

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    Very thoughtful post, liked it a lot, specially the last three sentences.

    • Thanks Jyotirmoy…. Do you write for Racing against time?

      • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

        Yes, racing against Time is my blog.

  • Kristi – Finding Ninee

    I so often want more time, but yes, we do have the time to make what matters matter.

    • I think this line has become a fashion in Social media intoxicated world. I wish we all get rid of this soon. Thanks for dropping by Kristi. Love your tagline.

  • Rat

    If we focus on our more productive time slot for work, we will have the rest for ourselves. Well written Upasna πŸ™‚

    • Responding late as I normally have my weekend screen free. Thanks to my toddler and household chores. Thanks Meera for your valuable tip.