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Why You Never Have Enough Time and What To Do About It

Are you always wishing you had more time available to you? Wishing there were more hours in the day? The truth is, you probably have plenty of time. You’re just not focused, and you’re not using your time wisely.

Everyone receives 24 hours each day. There’s a reason why some people are accomplishing much more than you are and are still able to be on time for all of their commitments. It may seem like rocket science to some but I promise you it isn’t.

These reasons could be why you never have enough time:

  1. Start with your why! Do you ever continue to procrastinate because you just didn’t feel like doing something? What was your true motivations for doing that something? Often times we do not define our future goals and then work towards them. When we find our “why” we tend to put more passion and motivation into it.
    1. If you are truly putting something off, ask yourself, what is keeping me from doing this?
    2. Is this something that truly works towards my bigger goals?
  2. You fail to prioritize. What’s the most important activity you must do in order for you to accomplish your objective? If you’re not asking yourself this question regularly, you’re not getting the most bang for your time and effort. It’s easy to stay very busy but fail to accomplish much.
    1. Ask yourself, “What is the most important thing I need to accomplish?”
    2. Then ask yourself, “What is the best way for me to accomplish that?”
  3. You waste time. This could be due to procrastination. It could be due to inefficient work habits.
    1. Make the choice to avoid wasting time, period.
    2. Binging on that new Netflix series? Stop!
  4. You’re disorganized. When you’re not organized, everything takes longer than it should. You spend time looking for a pair of clean socks, your car keys, searching for files on your computer, and trying to pull off things at the last minute.
    1. Disorganized people never seem to have enough time, and they’re frequently late with their work.
    2. Make an effort to organize your life and yourself. There are many resources dedicated to organization. Use them.
  5. You have too many distractions in your life. It could be low-quality social interactions, TV, needlepoint, your baseball card collection, noisy kids, clutter, or your prize-winning rose bushes. Having too many things in your life takes too much time.
    1. Remove the things from your life that are unnecessary. Minimize the distractions you can’t remove, like your noisy children!
  6. You don’t start your day early enough. This is one of my top! Most of us do little in the evening. That time is largely wasted just lying around the house or staring at your phone. Let’s keep it real. We’re tired after a long day of work. That’s why so many highly successful people skip the evening hours by going to bed and waking up extra early.
    1. Your brain tends to shut down by the late afternoon, whether you started your day at 9:00AM or 5:00AM. Give yourself a few extra productive hours by getting up early and going to bed early.
  7. You fail to track your time. Track how you spend your time each day. Switch tasks when appropriate so everything receives the time it requires.
    1. Keep a simple journal and make a record each hour of how you spent the last 60 minutes.
  8. You don’t have a plan for your day. Your day shouldn’t be random or determined on the fly. To get the most out of your time, it’s necessary to have a plan for the day.
    1. Make a detailed plan for your day before you go to bed. Spend your day executing that plan as well as you can.
    2. Utilize your calendar or day planner to stay on track.
  9. You’re not focused. You’ve been told to “focus” or “concentrate” since you started kindergarten. Too bad the education system never taught you how. If you sit down to work on something for an hour, how many minutes is your attention truly focused on that task?
    1. You probably have plenty of time to accomplish everything you need to do each day, but you just need to focus at a higher level. Practice meditation. Practice focusing on whatever it is you’re doing. Focus is built through practice.

Make the most of your time by prioritizing, removing distractions, and learning how to focus. You have all the time you need, if you’re willing to make the necessary adjustments to yourself and your life.

You have 24 hours, 1440 minutes, or 86400 seconds each day. What will you choose to do with that time? Ensure that you’re using all of it wisely!

By Kristy Kurek

Learning every day how to live my Best Lyfe Ever! I make mistakes and I learn. My mission is to help others create their Best Lyfe and learn to live life to the fullest!

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