You Don't MAKE Time
As a twin Mama I am no stranger to having people tell me how I feel or what I can and cannot do. I remember vividly at my baby shower someone telling me once our boys arrived I would not get or want to spend as much time with my dogs as I do. Important note about me, I consider my dogs my children too so these are basically fighting words.
Sitting at my shower feeling overwhelmed that I don’t even know the difference between Pampers Diapers or their Swaddlers (still figuring this one out) I had people tell me all the things in my life like my dogs that I would no longer have time for. As a first time Mom I have no experience otherwise which causes me to question whether I can do and make time for all the things I want. As I sat in the hot seat continuing to open gifts one of my close friends leans over and very quietly says, “there is always still time” Now this friend is one of the wisest and kindest women I know, she is #lifegoals. I took those words of hers and held them close through pregnancy and applied them to all areas of my life.
Time is key to how we accomplish what we do each and every day. There is always time, we never run out of time in a day because time is endless. The clock never stops. We put this pressure on ourselves to make time or find time. If you can figure out how to concoct a formula that adds more time to each day you better patent that and make your billions. Stop telling yourself to make something that is impossible to make. What you can do is create opportunities for yourself to achieve all the things you want to achieve. The easiest comment to make when someone asks us why we didn’t do something - is I didn’t have time or I was too busy. I 100% believe we all have immensely busy lives that are hard to juggle, but I also believe if it is important to you, if the intention is there you will create the time. The only sure fire way to know things in your life won’t happen is by not creating the time to do them. I cannot give myself an extra thirty minutes each day, but I can create a 30 minute time slot in my day that is set for writing. When you create time for things that you want to do you are creating opportunities for yourself. Those opportunities could allow you to achieve your daydream, meet your career and personal goals, be the person you tell yourself you want to grow to be.
Next time you ask yourself why you did not do something change your answer by owning your time. The answer is not I didn’t have time - its I didn’t make that a priority today. That is hard to say isn’t it? I didn’t even like typing it. But as soon as you can truly own your time by being honest with yourself you can start creating opportunities each day. Capitalize on your time. You are your biggest return so invest in yourself and in your time by creating opportunities to do the things you can’t make time for.