Never again will I say that I don’t have time. This month I’ve been blogging every day and exercising every day. And I must say, I’ve never been so productive. They’re the two things I always claimed I didn’t have time to do. But I’ve been able to do them both plus everything else I used to do. I have learned that if you want to do something badly enough, you can fit it into your day.
‘I don’t have time’ was code for ‘I can’t be bothered’.
Prior to I’m Blogging Every Day in May!, if I thought about writing a blog post but couldn’t think of something immediately to say, I’d excuse myself with an ‘I don’t have time anyway’. And I’d justify if by agreeing that I had had a big day or a late night and it was fair enough that I was too tired – I’ll write a blog entry tomorrow.
Prior to I’m Exercising Every Day in May! (I just made that title up), if I put my sneakers on—actually no, I’d never even put my sneakers on; I’d just think about doing some exercise—I’d decide ‘Actually, I don’t have time’. And as justification, I have too many sewing orders to fill and I really should be sewing.
But what a brilliant idea – commit to something by announcing your intentions to the world. It forces you to do it, especially on the days you’d have normally let yourself off the hook with an excuse about not having time.
On the other days, it’s the enjoyment I get from having exercised (not exercising) and having written that motivates me to do them both. And then because I feel so great afterwards, I’m motivated to do so much more with the rest of my day.
Today’s prompt in Clairey Hewitt‘s I’m Blogging Every Day in May! is ‘Something you will never write about.’
I’ll never write about wishing I had more time. It’s not about having time, it’s about making time. By making time for the things I enjoy doing, it’s like I have even more time in my day.
And if you’re not motivated by that, how about this: