One of my biggest blessings is learning to let go of my stories around TIME. They sound like this.
👉 I’m too busy for that
👉 I don’t have any free time
👉 I would but I don’t have time
What I’ve learned over the years is this is all victim talk. I have been a victim to time. I let time be the master. This story of time victimhood creates an endless pit of misery where nothing is possible and everything is strained.
The truth is I’m the master of my own time. I create time. I can compress it….or stretch it out. How I choose to spend my time eventually becomes my own personal religion. It actually doesn’t matter how much time you think you have or don’t have….it doesn’t change. Adding the story that you don’t have time only adds stress and judgment to everything else you’re trying to achieve.
We make a lot of decisions throughout the day about how we use our time. If we investigate what we spend our time on it will become clear what’s actually important to us.
We say we want to accomplish x, y, z but we spend our time doing a,b,c.
We eventually feel like there’s no time for the things we love and want to work on….meanwhile we’ve actually just chosen to spend our time doing other things.
Some of my time choices include:
✨ Getting up early to write, move and meditate
✨Making creative work a top priority before checking emails or messages
✨Turning off ALL notifications and focusing on what really matters to me
✨ Going outside daily and listening to books and podcasts that influence my work
✨I let go of perfection in the home, work that doesn’t light me up and engagements that I’m not excited to go to
I no longer stress about trying to get it all in. I no longer stress about having enough time. I have time for the things I want.
Understanding that I am not a victim to time….and time is in my hands…puts ME in the driver’s seat. It takes me out of victimhood and into personal responsibility. It’s simply not true that you are busier than everyone else and that people who accomplish the things that you’re trying to do have more of it.
Time is the same for everyone. Time doesn’t change. This is called Einstein Time, a concept from Gay Hendricks.
If you’ve been mulling about and stressing about all the things you’re not doing; the new fitness regime, the project, the job, the relationship…it’s time to investigate how important these things really are to you? If you want them, they are within reach. You create time for those things to happen.
There’s really nothing more important to me than personal responsibility. I choose to create time for the things that matter to me. I choose to let go of being a victim to time. The wonderful thing about understanding this principle? You just took the pressure off, you wiped away the stress and empowered yourself to do everything you want to do.
You are not a victim to time.
You are the master of time.
You create time.
You are time rich. 🙌✨
With grace and grit,