"Time is elastic. Time will stretch to accommodate what we choose to put into it."
What would you choose to do if time were no longer an issue? In beginning a new job, a new workout program, or a new family, time seems to be most valuable and precious commodity.
We learn early to create this story for ourselves that we simply don’t have enough time.
However if an important event pops up we seem to find the time. The truth is we MAKE time for the things we consider important, for our priorities. The truth is that for many, our own health and self-care are NOT our priority.
When reevaluating the statement, I don’t have enough time, the focus should really be on the idea, “I don’t choose to use my time in that way.”
“Time will stretch to accommodate what we choose to put into it.”
If your child gets sick, If you have a pet or home emergency, we are forced to create time to
deal with these issues. These issues become our priority and we find the time to take care of
them. However we do not have the same sense of urgency about our own well being. When we choose to prioritize ourselves, we stop listening to the story that we don’t have enough time.
Instead we MAKE the time. Every now and then it is important to stop and think about where our current time is being spent. How much time do we dedicate to our jobs, our families, and to ourselves? What can we spend a few hours every week doing for our own self care?
An inspiring talk about a business woman/ mother of 4’s struggle with time can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3kNlFMXslo&feature=youtu.be