Our time is our own

Hey friends,

This week was quite busy.

I was doing a lot of travelling and going to different places and there were certain things that needed to be done but were put off. In the past I would have been tempted to tell myself that “I didn’t have time” which is why stuff piled up.

Over the past few years though, I’ve tried hard to eliminate that phrase from my vocabulary, reframing it in a way that’s more helpful.

"I don't have time"

I'm often asked by different people how I have so much time to be doing so many different things.

I've always been confused with that question. We all have the same 24 hours in our day even if we sleep for 8, and we're at work/school for another 8 hours that leaves us with 8 to do whatever we want (and far more on weekends and holidays). Even with 'dinner', 'hanging out with the fam' and extracurricular activities, we still have a large amount of free time each week, every week for pretty much our whole lives.

What we do with that time is our choice. I don’t like the phrase I don’t have time because it tells to us to think of our time as something we can't control. When we say "I don’t have time", it absolves us of responsibility and functions as an easy excuse. But if we reframe it as I am choosing not to make the time, it reminds us that what we do with our time is our choice.

Also, you might like to check out some of the articles below. They’re pretty good on the time management theme. Have a great week!

  1. How To Achieve Your 10-Year Plan In The Next 6 Months
  2. Peter Drucker: How to (Actually) Manage Your Time – Better Humans

Have a great week!

Conor


My Favourite Things This Week

Trip - This week we went on a 'road trip' touring around parts of Munster which I really enjoyed.

Quote of The Week

A wise man does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has