Conversations that wind me up Episode #34573278
“I haven’t got time to…”
… cook healthy meals
… help out with the school
… do my stretching
And so on
5 minutes later:
“Oooh did you watch Love Island”
No funnily enough. I don’t watch Love Island. In fact I don’t watch much TV. But I do manage to organise healthy meals, help out with the school, exercise intensely, occasionally do proper stretching, and run a pretty busy business.
Now, I don’t possess any super human powers. But I am exceptionally clear on my purpose and my priorities.
You see, when you say you haven’t got time for x, what you’re saying is “ I’m not going to prioritise x”…
Try saying it in a sentence.
- I’m not going to prioritise my healthy eating
- I’m not going to prioritise my training
Makes you think about it a bit differently doesn’t it!
So when you’re too busy and thinking you haven’t got time for something. Try it! And see if you’re happy with that…
This week for me has been busier than normal. So the conversations in my head went like this:
Excuse: I’m too busy to cook.
Reframe: I’m not going to prioritise my healthy eating
Outcome: Not acceptable.
Solution: Buy ready cooked meals from Cook! Lots of salads.
Excuse: On Saturday, I’m busy all day at the school fair so I won’t have time for training.
Reframe: I’m not going to prioritise my training
Outcome: Not acceptable
Solution: Wake up at 6 to get it done at 6:30. (Please someone keep me away from the prosecco stall at the fair!)
Excuse: I’m too busy to do the ironing
Reframe: I’m not going to prioritise my ironing
Outcome: Yeah, totally acceptable
So, whether it’s your health or the PTA that you’re too busy for, honestly, you’re just making excuses. So have a go at reframing it, but be honest with yourself. Like I said, I have no super human powers. I’m just very clear on what’s important to me.