If I had a penny for every time someone says to me
I don’t know how you find the time
I’d have roughly $3.26
I usually make a joke about not needing sleep, but I know that’s something of a bluff.
There’s loads of time available, if you develop the right practices.
Here’s a quick exercise. You’ll need a timer
[stopwatch is best]
- Reset the timer to 0:00
- Close your eyes
- START the timer
- Do NOTHING; think of NOTHING
- As soon as you think of something, or open your eyes
- STOP the timer
How long did you last? Make a note.
Try it again.
Did you last longer?
[I’m willing to bet you did, even if only by a few seconds]
Congratulations, you just found time!
The ability to disconnect from distraction, and to calm your internal chatter, is the first step to finding time. More importantly, it’s the first step to reclaiming your focus.
Repeat the exercise above at various points in the day
[how much fun it is to do it at the most busy time!]
and make a note of how long you last. I’ll be back soon to tell you what to do next.