I've spoken with many people who say they just don't have enough time in a day to accomplish what they would like to get done. If this sounds familiar you are not alone. So many of us cram our days and minds with a list of shoulds, hope to's, and obligations to others that it is no wonder we feel like we don't have near enough time.
If we all have the same number of hours in a day, why do some people seem to be able to get things done, and others end their days feeling run off their feet and disappointed that they were not able to check off all the boxes on their to-do list?
While there can be many reasons why a person might feel like there are not enough hours in day, there are some factors that are probably at play: not honoring ourselves or our time, a lack of good boundaries and unrealistic expectations of ourselves.
When was the last time you took a look at your desires, obligations and commitments? Most of us take on and expect so much of ourselves. We say yes before really considering how adding one more thing to our list of obligations will effect us. We don't stop to consider that maybe we have set up unrealistic expectations of ourselves. We don't consider that we have limited energy and that we need to refill in order to keep going and be effective.
If you are serious about changing how you think about time, some sleuthing is required. If you feel like you are constantly run off your feet you can choose to investigate your patterns. What do you see yourself doing that does not honor yourself and your time? Do you have good healthy boundaries around your time or do you often let other people's needs infringe upon your plans and goals?
These questions will help you to start thinking about time and how you experience it:
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