I have so much to do, no time to do it!

Is that an expression you often hear yourself saying?

I know I say it a lot!!

I realized there are only two ways of dealing with this:

  1. Look at what there is to be done, make a list, prioritize and take care of the list one item at a time. Accept that there are only 24 hours in a day, and that there are other activities that require your time that you can’t really get away from (like sleeping and taking care of your children). Make a schedule, include your responsibilities, your rest time, eating, sleeping, etc, and stick to it.  If you have a lot on your plate, the less important things will just have to wait.
  2. Look at the list and decide what can be eliminated to make more time for the things you deem more important. Let’s say you really like watching the re-runs of Seinfeld every evening. Ya they’re good, I agree, but that half hour a day can be used for something much more productive. Make sure to make every minute of your day count.

This involves discipline of course. One way I was able to make myself stick to my schedule was through Journal writing. I constantly reminded myself why this was so important for me. I became very passionate about what I wanted to accomplish and so it made total sense to stick to my guns and my schedule! When you repeat the new routine enough times (they say over 21 days) you end up forming the habit. It becomes part of you and easier to accept.

You’ve seen all the episodes of Seinfeld anyway. They won’t be changing any scenes, don’t worry!

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