Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.
Fascinating Wall Street Journal Article on being busy (via tissah)
A great article to think about on Sunday morning
today, in things I need to work on.
I have been trying to make this point for years.
One of my professors made us start thinking this way during my class on classroom management. We were reading Stephen Covey’s First Things First, which has some tips on time management.
Oh, I like this.
I like this a lot.
I’m going to try this.
(Source: katykelley, via iamlittlei)