Don’t have time? Here’s how to make time.
- ESD: Beyond the Habit
- Today is a whole lot easier to see as yesterday than as tomorrow.
- Because “Every other day plus weekends is too complicated.”
- If you could practice more, would you?
- You do it even when you don’t want to do.
- You’ll never again say, “Oh well. Another day where I didn’t get it done.”
- This is how you live to be 103 years old.
- Study Every Single Day
- Every Single Day launches on October 17, 2017!
- Yes, you can force the Flow State. Here’s how.
- You know those things you never seem to get done? What if you could get them done?
- Meditation is the single thing that has helped me create Every Single Day for the past 1,698 days in a row.
- How do you know if you’re ready to make “The Leap”?
- This is what happens when you don’t take ESD.
- When you hear about how a person changed her life, it changes your life.
- When you’re a practitioner of Every Single Day, the “how” no longer matters.
- Sneak Peak: Every Single Day Table of Contents
- How has “Every Single Day” changed your life?
- The gift of the technique comes when we transcend it.
- Don’t have time? Here’s how to make time.
- The ESD Avatar — Who is the Every Single Day reader persona?
- The secret about that “big burst of creativity” you’re waiting for.
- It’s probably not a good idea to upload my book to Amazon while I’m in the train. Unless, of course …
- “Every Single Day” is available for pre-order on Amazon
- Mr. Pantser, meet Miss Plotter.
- 100 Reviews in 30 Days
- A prescription without a pill?
- From shame to lame to blame to aim to fame to game
- Can we become more creative?
- The Conundrum of Comfortable
- Every Single Day: Weight Loss
- If you think you need to do more, it might be time to do less.
- Very little stability in my life at the moment. Oh, yes, well, except for that. #creativelystable
I know, I know, “There are only 24 hours in a day.” Yeah, I got the memo.
Here’s what to do about that.
This is part of the Every Single Day Series where we turn a tiny change in a habit into a monumental life-altering transformation. Yeah, there’s that.
Over here at ESD HQ, we:
- Don’t make excuses.
- Also have 24 hours in a day.
- Get it done.
I don’t really have much patience for people who say:
- “But I have two young kids!” Yeah, so do I.
- “Well, easy for you to say, but I have a company to run and a dog to walk!” Check. Got those, too.
- “But, but, but … I just can’t find the time.” Yeah, there’s the issue.
You’re not going to “find” time. Just like you’re not going to find the sock you lost last week. It might show up one day, but you’re not going to find it. So we’re going to have to make it (and you might just have to buy new socks, or “borrow” from your 13-year old).
I Write Every Single Day. Yeah, you got that. But I also only have only 24 hours in a day. To add to that, my hours today were dwindling fast. It was 6 PM and we had to get my older son on a train, but then also be home for when my 11-year old came home. It was a bit of a juggle. My wife wouldn’t have made it if they had to park (because there’s lot of construction by the train station), so the only way they were going to make it was if I drove them. Then waited for my wife to come back. Maybe half an hour.
Did you catch that? I just “created” half an hour.
I didn’t “have” half an hour. In fact, I had plenty of other things to do, but in between the time when I had to drop off my wife and then pick her up again, I “made” half an hour.
I parked near the train station, turned on the hotspot on my phone and connected my laptop. I even managed a photo of my car and laptop in said parking lot. There I wrote this.
“But I don’t have time!”
I don’t either. None of us do. We’re also not going to find it, trip over it, or create it. We have to transform it from something we couldn’t use into something we could use. We have to make time.
If you’re taking your daily ESD, you’ll know this. Why? Because Every Single Day you have to make time. You’ll get the hang of it, you’ll get used to making that time that you didn’t use to have. Then do you know what happens? It becomes a habit. Then you don’t even think about how to make it, you just do it, you make it. You prioritize, you juggle, you make it happen.
You sit in a parking lot for 20 minutes and do what you need to do. Because that’s who you’ve become. You’ve become an unstoppable machine. You know how to bend, manipulate, tweak, and make time. Ooh, ooh, guess what? You now have more time than you used to because you spent that time efficiently and now you might have some extra. Double bonus brownie points.
What are you going to do with it?