"It is time to make the time."
How often have you said "I don't have time" or "I'll do it when I have time"? Too often we make excuses about time. While it is true that there is a finite number of hours in the day and often more demands on us than there is time to do them, there really IS time--for the things that are most important. Unfortunately, we sometimes don't spend our time on the things that are most important. We postpone those and instead busy ourselves with minor tasks or time wasters. If something is important in your life, it is time to make the time.
This week: Spend 20 minutes planning your week. Look at what the demands on your time are. What things have you been postponing saying you "don't have enough time." Look honestly at them and ask yourself "If I keep postponing doing this, what will be the result? How important is this to me?" Evaluate all of your tasks for the week this way. Start postponing the ones that are not as important. Even if you don't have a block of time to spend on an important task, begin to do some small step toward accomplishing it. Notice how that feels to you. Sometimes when we pay attention to what is really important and "make the time" for it, we rediscover a passion that had been lying dormant.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and certified trainer at the Inner Resource Center, LLC. She specializes in helping people overcome the obstacles to their success and happiness and begin living more meaningful lives. She is the creator of the Discover Your Life's Purpose: 7 Steps to a Life of Meaning & Authencity program as well as the Banish Self Sabotage series. For more information go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/