Saying “I don’t have the time”or “I’m too busy” are two of the most common cop-outs on the planet.
I get it. There are only so many hours in a day to tend to all of your responsibilities and obligations.
And with so much to do and only one of you, it can be next to impossible to squeeze in all of the things you’ve been meaning to get around to.
That’s why I’ve listed some simple advice on how to make the most out of your busy schedule.
If you’re someone who’s been putting their dreams and aspirations on the back burner until a time that’s more convenient, then I’m here to break the news that the time is now!
Life is too short to sit around waiting for the stars to align just so you can follow through with something that’s on your to-do list.
Not having enough time simply means that you need to restructure your daily routine and get your priorities in check.
In other words, MAKE THE TIME!
Especially if your goal is to become a new and improved version of yourself.
Self-improvement isn’t something that just happens overnight. It’s a never-ending process that requires you to make sacrifices, one of them being time.
Here’s the thing… small things have big consequences. Over time, those consequences compound and accumulate momentum from all of your choices.
There’s no such thing as a stagnant existence.
You’re always in motion, either moving up or down and that direction is totally dependent on the individual decisions you make on a daily basis.
Go to the gym or not: that choice in the moment is going to change your day and over time it has the potential to change your life.
I’m sure these little decisions may seem insignificant at the time, but the power of compounding interest proves otherwise in terms of the long-run.
My point is, if you’re not freeing up your schedule enough to consciously make choices that are going to propel you upwards, then you’re drifting away from the personal improvement you’re after.
But if you’re still convinced that this so-called “free time” is nonexistent, then you’re not searching for it hard enough.
Let’s use your drive to the office as an example…
A typical commute to work takes about 30 minutes. That’s an entire hour round-trip that you could be using to your advantage!
Instead of zoning out and listening to the radio, you could be educating yourself with a motivational podcast or a self-help audiobook instead.
Just to give you an idea, an average book takes about 8 hours of listen time. That’s a new book every 2 weeks!
And if you work from home or don’t have to drive too far for your job, you’re still not off the hook.
You can always wake up a little earlier in the morning and spend an extra hour or so cooking yourself some breakfast or going for a run around the neighborhood.
Also consider supplementing your TV time for something more productive and worthwhile, such as a new hobby.
If there’s a will, there’s a way.
Don’t buy into the mindset that every single minute of your day is already taken up by prior arrangements. That’s just flat-out laziness that will prevent you from reaching your goals!
They say that time is more valuable than anything else and I’m here to vouch for that.
Use it wisely and make room for the things that truly matter in life.
The secret to a better you is as simple as making the right choices day-in and day-out. Just make sure you set aside the time to actually follow through with them.
If you can manage to do that, everything else will follow…