• Lara

I don't have time for...


We all use this excuse at one time or another.

I don't have time to exercise, how does anyone make time for that?

I don't have the time to food prep, how can I carve out 3 hours on a Sunday to do that?

I don't have time to clean my house

I don't have time to do my mobility work

I don't have time for... blah blah blah.

But it ISN'T that you don't have time, its that you aren't using your time efficiently.

Do this one thing for me: Go into your iphone.

Thats right, now

Go to Settings: then scroll on down to Battery

After a few seconds a list will load with a bunch of percentages...There is a little clock icon in the right corner, touch it.

And there you will find possibly HOURS of time in your week that you could do these things with!!

This isn't easy for me to admit. I hate when people are on their phones all the time, but I also can spiral downwards and do some much fucking time wasting in there. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat. Sure they do make me laugh sometimes. They do foster a sense of community in some ways, but 90% of the time I am just scrolling, mindlessly, wasting time.

LITERALLY WASTING TIME

Time when I could be working on my yoga goals I so badly want to accomplish, time when I could be training, time when I could be prepping healthy food to be ready for us instead of rushing around and resorting to fast food too often. Time to actually connect with people who are right in front of me.

In the last 7 days (now mind you some of this is for work so its not AS bas as it seems) I have spent:

6 hours on instagram

5 hours on Safari

and

2 hours on Snapchat/facebook app...

both which I recently deleted from my phone in an attempt to gain control over my time again.

This is absolutely sickening to me that I can spend time rushing, complaining about how 'busy' I am, and then there is this glaringly honest observation that kicks you in the nuts and says 'HEY! You just aren't good at managing your time right now'

So what are you going to do about it Lara??

Well, I already am taking a snapchat/facebook on my phone break. That has definitely helped my mind. I have also shut off the data on my phone so I can only be on instagram when I have Wifi.

I am challenging myself to cut this number in half by next Friday. Lets see if I can do it...

Please take a look at your usage and share with me in the comments or on facebook! I am super curious!! Here is mine

#timemanagement #excuses #iphone #socialmediaculture #lookup #bepresent

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