So often we’re clouded by the idea that we don’t have enough time to do the things that we want.
I can’t go to the movies, I don’t have enough time.
I can’t cook tonight, I don’t have enough time.
I can’t make that workout, I don’t have enough time.
At the risk of sounding harsh: you absolutely have enough time.
Because your life is your own. No one else is in control of how you handle your time, because your time simply comes down to this one thing: priorities.
We make time for what we want to prioritize. I don’t blame you if you’re rolling your eyes a little bit, but just hear me out. It’s only because I love you and I’ve been there (both the one not prioritizing and the one not being prioritized) that I feel confident in shedding light on the subject.
I had a partner once who would never make time to do something spontaneous with me. He would always say he was so hounded with work and phone calls, there was just no way he could leave the office. But then I would notice that he’d drop everything to do a random activity with a buddy of his. Ouch, right?
He had the time. I just wasn’t a priority.
It’s important to know the difference between what your intuition wants from you, and what you’re telling yourself you “should” be doing. For example: this week I was signed up for barre classes, but each morning I woke up, my soul was literally telling me to rest. I knew in my gut that I needed to just be still, and to forgive myself for any sort of “guilt” I was feeling around not working out my body this week. So you see, it’s not that I wasn’t prioritizing myself, I just wasn’t in the right mind frame or state of health to partake.
I didn’t make up the old age excuse of “I just don’t have the time”. Quite frankly, I don’t have the energy anymore to lie to myself. I challenge you to release that act, too. Once and for all. Stop lying to yourself and instead, do what you want.
Make time for what you want.
Own your priorities and breathe truth into each one.
But at all costs, please stop telling yourself the tale of “I just don’t have the time”. If you want it, do it. If you don’t, don’t.
But time is, actually, on your side.
It’s up to us to use it wisely.
PS: A post on taking responsibility for your life & Season II of the podcast is now available! (click here to listen on iTunes)
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