#237 “I don’t have time” – the sickness of our times.

#237 “I don’t have time” – the sickness of our times.

Hello, Tribers.
Nowadays, it seems like everyone is always complaining about not having enough time. It’s the popular thing to say to nearly any suggestion, question, or demand. Would you agree, that “I don’t have time,” is the sickness of our times? How it is with you? And how can you have more time? Let’s check this out…

Do you really have no time?

Have you found yourself, or rather should I ask, how many times you found yourself saying to someone, that you have no time? How often do you complain, that you are so busy with your job, business or family life, that you have no time for anything else? Have you noticed this? How many people complain about that? How often do people use this phrase? How is that possible, that we all are so busy?

Ok, sometimes this might be an excuse, to avoid some activity or duty you might not actually want to do. I get that. I’ve done this a few times myself. But often times it happens that you might be literally swarmed by so many tasks, duties or activities, that you literally have no time in your life to add anything else. You might like to be busy and if so that’s ok. You do not have to go and read any further. Just pick another post.

However, what in the case when you would like to have more time, just to relax or to add some activity, that you just discover and found very interested? Is there a way to do so? If you want to share your opinion I am encouraging you to use the comment section for that. I am sure we all will read your comment and learn from it. We will come back to this topic of how to have more time, later on. For now, let’s think about…

Why you might have no time?

Scientists discover that in current times we live in such a hurry and everything around us is rushing so fast, that during your lifetime you will live the equivalent of about twenty lifetimes of the person living eighty, ninety years ago. Can you imagine? Twenty lives. That’s a lot, isn’t it? Why is that? Why do we need to be in such a hurry? Do we, actually? Do we really need to run around like crazy or as if the world will end in the next hour?

Well, I am sure you already know the answer. Our world with its technology and arms race is on some kind of spiral, some say leading to huge catastrophes, like a world war, total blackout or going back in time with our civilization. Others say it will lead us to even better enlightenment of humanity. Or to kind of Jetsons times. I will not debate here against or in favour of any of this speculation. I do not see the point of that.

Another reason for you not having time is wasting it on some little activities, that you might even not be aware of it. It is like five minutes here, ten minutes there, yet altogether you might spend an hour, two or even more throughout the day. And those are just very simple things, like jumping on your Facebook page just to see if there is something new and interesting. Checking your communicator apps for notifications or messages.

How can you regain the time?

The above things might look a little frustrating. But what if I told you that there is a cure for this time sickness? It’s not some modern pill or some experimental treatment. First of all switch off your autopilot. Be more aware of your actions. Plan what you would like to do and then stick to that plan. Avoid distractions. If you are doing something important, just switch off your phone notification or even use an aeroplane mode and put it away.

Another thing you might do as a cure is actually quite simple: stop complaining and start doing. Yes, it’s that easy. Instead of sitting around complaining about how you don’t have time for your hobbies or the things you want to do, just start doing them. Carve out a few minutes from your day, even if it’s just 10 or 15 minutes, and dedicate it to your hobby. You’ll be surprised at how quickly those 10 or 15 minutes turn into an hour, and then two hours, and before you know it, you’ll have all the time in the world for your hobby. The key is to just start doing it.

I’m sure, you have some ideas now yourself, about how can you find more time or how can you prevent yourself from wasting it. Please, share them in the comment section. I am very curious about what are those. Remember one more thing. Don’t assume that some of the time-wasting activities are not needed. You need some time for yourself, for relax. No matter if you like scrolling through TikTok, Facebook or eBay or just playing a game, reading a book or watching a movie. Just keep balance in all this.

Conclusion

In this material we learned a little about a sickness of our times which is, not having enough time. We discover why is that happening and what can be done to prevent or even regain time. And as my friend used to say – if you have no time find it in the meantime.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would share, with me and others, what interesting and positive you found in this material. More similar topics can be found on the links below. If you would like to get support in finding the solution to your struggles, drop me a message and let’s have a chat to see if this is a good fit for both of us.

Blessings upon you my friend.

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