“I’m busy …. , I don’t have time for ...”, these are the common phrases we usually hear when we need to decide.
I used these excuses for years, until I realized that there’s no such thing as being “too busy”.
IF YOU REALLY WANT SOMETHING, YOU WILL MAKE TIME FOR IT.
I did, and it changed my life dramatically.
The very first thing to do is to get rid of the limiting belief that “there is never enough time.”
Entertaining this thought programmed your mind to be defeated before you even got started. This belief usually comes from living a distracted life, where you are constantly interrupted by urgent things around you.
In the end, we feel that we are living an unfulfilled, incomplete, dissatisfied, and unhappy life.
I gave birth to my second daughter in June. It was planned c-section because of medical reasons. I made sure I got some help while recovering and extra support with my toddler as well.
I also decided on that year to work on some of my personal goals. Quality Time for Family and Invest in a Better Me.
I was working fulltime on the first five months, raising a toddler, and a newborn, supporting my dear husband, who’s just starting in his new job, recovering from c-section, working on my real estate license, and launching my online business. It was pretty challenging.
Busy? I thought so, but then I realized, when I was single and no kids, I was always up to something.
Most of the time I was working, but in my spare time, I was pretty occupied watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and sitting infront of my computer, exploring facebook, youtube, etc. Oh and one more thing , dreaming! dreaming to have a business, better job, more income, family…
Realizing I was also “busy” before but in different things. If we equate things that occupy us, then we can always find reasons to keep us busy.
So I crossed out the word busy and started to focus on how to spend my time on what matters most.
No matter what situation we at right now, we all have 24 hours a day.
But the question is, HOW are you spending every second of your time?
What are your priorities (if you even have one) ?
As I look back, I have no regrets and I’m glad I’m on track on my priorities for this year.
Keeping the balance between having quality time for my family, myself and achieving my goals is such an accomplishment.
WAS IT DIFFICULT?
NO, but it was challenging and not comfortable.
To achieve what we truly want to have a better life, you need to be willing to be uncomfortable.
I also had my challenges, but with these, I grow more.Couple major things I learned:
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
When you fail, what did you learn, and did you get up and try to make it better?
All of us have 24 hours a day but the question is how are we spending every second of our time? What are our priorities?
If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.
At the end of the day, it’s not about having the time, but “Making Time”. It all comes down to your priorities… asking yourself, how badly you want it.
What are the things you want to accomplish?
How badly you want it? It is still not too late to make it happen.