Not enough time. The tried and true worst enemy to anyone with too many priorities who tries to add yet another.
Yes, time poverty is a thing. Especially for the ambitious, the overachievers, and the parents.
Have you ever really taken a hard look at how you spend your time, though?
You don’t really know how strong you are until you pick up different sets of weights to find out. Same goes for how you spend all the hours in your days and weeks.
What if you are wasting time on things that don’t deserve as much as they get? Or find some tasks that you can better optimize, or even outsource, to free up some time for things that matter more?
Here’s a simple workout for your calendar to really get to the bottom of all this: track your time in 30-min blocks every day for two weeks.
I’ve done it before and can say it’s not as easy as it sounds since you need to be aware of what you are doing at all times of the day and be diligent in tracking it. But it was an eye-opening experience when I reviewed just 14 days of my life.
If you try this out leave a comment below and let me know how you were able to get back some of the time in your calendar thanks to this exercise.