Too often I hear people saying that they would really love to do something but they just don’t have the time. I would love to go to the gym, but I don’t have the time, I would love to develop that mobile app, if I only had the time…, My dream is to write a book, but I can’t because my job takes all my time and so on. The funny thing is that I never met in my life a person that said to me something like that and didn’t have less than 3 or 4 hours of free time every weekday that they could use to do everything they wanted (I’m not even counting weekends). Many people are convinced that what they do in life is more demanding and overwhelming that what others do. They then feel that their relax time is well deserved (which probably is) and they can’t use that time to do anything else, hence they “don’t have the time” to do more things.
Truth is, pretty much everyone have more time than they think. Just try one or more of the following:
If you don’t want to do any of the above that’s absolutely fine, it’s up to you, but don’t tell me that you don’t have time, because you have (this is true for the majority of people anyway, I’m sure there are exceptions). Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in enjoying your spare time hanging out with friends, sleep late in the morning or simply don’t turn your laptop on after a long day at work or on weekends. Just be honest (with yourself for starters) and say that you are not doing that project or that activity that you really want to do because you just prefer doing something else or because you are lazy. No excuses, you have plenty of time.