Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How to Get More Done When You Think You're Too Busy

I had to reblog the below quote, which is from some random reporter supporting my theory that no one is as busy as they say or think they are.  No one wants to burst the bubble on that idea because those people are saying they are too busy and they don't want to be discovered that they're not too busy.  Busted!

The quote is from a Wall Street Journal article about time management (but to give proper credit, I first saw it on a blog post on SwissMiss).  People always find time for the stuff they really want to do, so how is anyone that busy?

Don't you hate when people say things like they don't have time to read?  You read books one page at a time, not all in one sitting.  And everyone has time to read a page!

Click to read the quote.

Change your language.

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.

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