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The Most Common Excuse…

I don’t have time!

How often do you hear this, or catch yourself thinking this? I have always been somewhat of a scattered person, who has attempted to be responsible with a mind like a runaway train!

I recently found a book called 168 Hours – You have more time than you think
I just started, but it uses people’s stories and tips to look at time in a span of a week, and to log your average week to get a look at things.

It showed that many of us underestimate how many distractions we face, and overestimate how much actual work we do. I have to remind myself to prioritize better, and get better at saying no to things that aren’t always urgent. I have a bad habit of not devoting blocks of time on projects, then rushing when I am near the due date.

My other downfall is my phone. I truly believe in technology addiction. I Sometimes feel anxious if I can’t answer my phone or feel like someone needs to get a hold of me, whether is it for work or personal things!

2 Replies to “The Most Common Excuse…”

  1. Amily says:

    This sounds exactly like me! I definitely want to check out the book.

  2. Kevin A. says:

    Ah Michael! You’re definitely not alone on this one. Screens are really addictive but we procrastinate so much that it becomes easy to blame time for every missed hour and minute of the day.
    Planning can be effective… I usually make a to-do list at the start of the day and estimate the time it would take me to complete each task; it works until it too, gets frustrating. Time management is key!

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