What hides behind the "I don't have time" statement

Just sharing some thoughts here about what we have ALL said before, more than once... "I don't have time" - ALL of us have said this before in our daily life, professional life, whatever so we're all the same, no judgment here.

This might be triggering, but you know me, I'm all about triggers so that awareness can be raised and we can all grow.

I realized that it's nothing else than an excuse and it hides a lot of fears or even BS.

I believe raising awareness on this is helping being honest with ourselves.

Do I really not have time?

Am I making excuses?

What are my priorities?

It's true, sometimes we're super busy and all, there's no denying that life can be crazy.

Let's also mention that resting is important, I'm talking about getting enough good quality sleep and as many hours as you need - every one is unique and needs a certain number of hours of sleep.

However, it's not always the case (that we don't have time) and that's what I'm talking about here.

Why not start to really analyse what we mean when we say "I don't have time"

sometimes it implies some silent remarks that we're not always aware of... because sometimes we are not fully transparent with ourselves.

"I don't have time" can mean or imply:

  • I need to organise my day better or improve the way I manage my time

  • I don't want to do that but if I say I don't, I will disappoint someone/be judged/<insert excuse here>

  • I am not worthy of this/I don't deserve this so I'll just say I don't have time

  • I don't know where to start

  • I can't be bothered

  • I'm scared to fail

  • I need help

  • I'm feeling shame/guilt

  • Sometimes it's also a need for recognition, needing to be seen, the inner child needing to be acknowledged

My point is, why not clearly say what we mean?

Why not really be honest with ourselves and with others?

Why are we running from ourselves?

If something is really important, we can always MAKE the time for it - Period.

Do you really not have time for your dreams and what sets your soul on fire or do you prefer binge watching Netflix in your free time?

Either way, it's ok, it's just a matter of priorities and choices but acknowledge and take responsibility is what we really need to do. Then it becomes a choice: a choice to remain in the same situation (and not complain about it, because it's a conscious choice) or choosing to reorganise our priorities

It's ok to feel lost, scared, want to distract yourself sometimes, not knowing where to start, but acknowledging it is important.

My point is to raise awareness on that real reasons why we don't have time.

Above everything else, it's about taking responsibility for the way we feel, acknowledge it within ourselves and towards others too.

Are you willing to be real with yourself? My challenge to you is that next time you think or say "I don't have time", check in with yourself

Do I really want to do <insert the thing in question here>?

What is important to me?

Is there a way I could re-organise my day to make time for xyz?

Sometimes we need to compromise and get out of our comfort zone, sometimes it's genuinely not possible at that moment in time...

I hope this helps!

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Much love always,


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