I was a victim of 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
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:
“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Focus on one big thing each day that will make us feel accomplished rather than aimlessly struggling through the tasks.
- 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.
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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