“You will never find time. You must make it.” —Charles Burton
The two excuses I hear most from my coaching clients for not accomplishing more and greater things and having a life and business that they love are: “I don’t have time, I’m too busy”. We all get the same amount of hours in a day: 24. We all get the same number of hours in a week: 168. Why do some people have what looks like “it ALL”?
If you sleep a healthy 8 hours a night you have 112 left.
If you take 30 minutes a day for breakfast and an hour each for lunch and dinner you now have 94.5 left
If you drive 30 minutes to and from work, you now have 89.5 left.
If you work 45 hours a week you have 44.5 left in your week to take care of yourself, your family, your health and your spirit.
The problem is not the time. The problem is what we are doing with it. If you spend from 8pm to 10pm watching TV, you now have just 30 hours left. What could you have done with those precious hours? How much of your day and week is being spent on things that help you grow: in your business, your relationships, with your significant other or children, in knowledge, in fun, in health or in spirit?
Take a look at with whom you are spending your time. Are they people that are supportive and energizing, or do you feel drained at the end of your time with them? Are they people you are striving to emulate and can bring out your best?
Our time is the one commodity we each get a fixed amount of. We do not even know exactly what that fixed amount is. It makes sense to use it with wisdom, joy and for the growth of ourselves and those around us. To Life!
COACH’S CHALLENGE: Look at where you spend your time and evaluate if it is truly being well spent on what you consider priorities for your life and your families or are you giving it away unnecessarily? This month review who you give your time to and how you are using it. Make one change that will take back time from the mundane and help you grow where you believe it will truly count!