We all have things we say we’d like to do, but just can’t seem to find the time for. Some of them are merely ideas, some have made it to a list, and some are things we know we should be doing already.
Sometimes, the list of excuses for not doing things is as long as the task list itself. But most of the time, we all have the same basic reason.
Not enough time
Ask a friend or coworker how they are doing. The answer is probably “busy!”
It seems like we’d all like to have a few more hours in the day. Of course, that’s not an option, so we put things off. We put them in the category of “later.” Or we ignore them altogether.
But isn’t it amazing how quickly that excuse of no time disappears when a particular item becomes an urgent priority?
- That dentist appointment you haven’t scheduled becomes much more of a priority when you wake up in the middle of the night with a toothache.
- Those gym workouts you always plan to start next week become much more of a priority when your doctor says your cholesterol is too high.
- The annoying engine rattle you didn’t have time to investigate becomes your top concern when smoke starts pouring out of the car.
Unfortunately, the “I’ll do it later” mentality doesn’t just play out in our personal lives. It shows up in our work lives as well.
What are you avoiding?
- Is finding the right employee benefits plan your next toothache?
- Is filling that open position feeling like an extra 20 pounds?
- Is that noise you keep ignoring the sound of unhappy employees?
What’s that thing or list of things that has been nagging you? You know, the important stuff you’d get done— if only you had more time.
Now, take a deep breath and move one or two of those things to the very top of your list.
You can make the time
Think about how you spent your limited amount of time last week. Did you get to the big stuff or did the little stuff take over?
What would you feel like today if you had replaced some of your time-consuming tasks with an item or two from your high priority list? How would it feel to not have those things hanging over your head? Would taking on some of those critical items actually save you time or make your life easier in the long run?
You may not feel like you have enough time, but the beautiful thing is that you can make time for the things that matter.
Block off a few hours on your calendar. Make an appointment with yourself. Or, better yet, with someone who can help you accomplish one of your goals.
Now go set your priorities and cross something big off of your list today. You’ll thank yourself tomorrow.
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