Feeling Short on Time? Me Too.

Many of my friends, family members, co-workers tend to be busy. Very busy. I’ve heard them talk about how busy they are, and how far behind they have fallen in their workload. I have felt overwhelmingly busy at times. I am a wife, mother, marketing professional for a Wichita Christian School, volunteer…the list goes on. Each of these facets has particular challenges that on occasion can cause my little bubble of a world to be a frantic time-crunched environment.

Does that mean that there are not enough hours in the day to do the work that needs doing, or does it indicate something else? After watching Laura Vanderkam’s TED talk, I think it might be something else. After all, there are 168 hours in each week. (24 hours X 7 days)

I loved this statement made by Vanderkam- “We build the life we want then time saves itself.”

Though Vanderkam talks about deliberately creating time to do the things we love, I believe that we gravitate to the things that we are good at and where we feel our purpose is validated. Those are our aptitudes. Those are the hard-wired talents and skills that make a person shine in the right environment.

Right now I believe that my priorities and time are a choice. I choose to either scroll through my phone or to do my most hated tasked laundry.

So what do you excel at? What do you make time for?

Do you hate laundry as much as I do?

 

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  1. Love this so much Shelby!! I know how addicted I’ve become to scrolling through my phone lately. I could definitely save some time there, lol.

    Also, yes, I loathe laundry. Basically any repetitive task that feels like a futile fight against entropy.