If you find yourself often thinking, “I just don’t have enough time” or “There’s just not enough hours in the day” or “If only I had more time”, you’re not alone.
But what if the reality is that there is no such thing as “having” time. You don’t possess time. What if you just need to decide to make more time?
How do you make time?
When you think, “I don’t have enough time”, you might feel rushed or pressured to do things faster or multi-task or skip things that don’t seem important. You might also go on autopilot, which means you might be acting with less intentionality than you want. You might go into survival mode. You rush through things, you don’t remain present.
Instead of staying focused, you get distracted. Instead of staying present, your mind diverts energy to multiple tasks at once and you don’t enjoy any of the tasks you’re doing. You might be at your daughter’s ball game, but you might be trying to manage your calendar at the same time. You might do a lousy job managing your calendar because you’re full attention is not on it and you might do a lousy job enjoying this time watching your daughter because your full attention is not on that either.
What is the solution? You choose intentionally, you decide ahead of time. You decide what’s important to you and you commit to those things. It might mean you might need to constrain, choose fewer things, but what’s better? Having 10 things, all of which you half experience or having 5 things that you fully experience?
Making time is about quality over quantity. I can tell you what I’ve learned from my clients and that is they might think that they can’t constrain any further, but when they challenge their brain to drop that belief and that limitation, they can actually get more done in less time because they now believe that they can.
Let me tell you why this works.
When you stop believing the limiting beliefs you’ve always believed about your shortage of time and you start believing what is truly possible with time, you force your brain to think at a higher level. When you can truly believe that it’s possible, you’re assigning our brain a problem. Your brain will solve any problem you give it.So when you believe that it’s possible, there might be a gap between what it sees as the current state of time and what you believe is possible. And your brain will go to work to close that gap. It will either need to stop believing that it’s possible – and you for sure shouldn’t let it do that so be on the lookout for this -– or it will figure out how to prove that true. Your brain will figure out the “how” for you – you don’t need to figure it out.
So start believing that it’s possible to make time, then watch what your brain does. Don’t just think it, but really practice what it looks like when you believe it. It’s the power of your amazing brain at work — it’s fascinating!
Let me know how it goes!
Twenty years ago, Jill Wright was in debt and living paycheck to paycheck. Through focus and hard work, over the years she and her husband built a nest egg that allowed them to retire in 2018 at ages 50 and 53.
Jill heard God’s call to help other women repaint their own financial future and was eager to answer it. She left her corporate job and became a Financial Confidence Coach. Jill loves helping women give up shame around spending so that they can stop stressing about their money.
She helps strong generous women go from feeling weighed down by their finances to feeling in control so they can focus on being present with their family and building a life they love.
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