“I just don’t have enough time” – A big white lie

By | December 19, 2018

“Won’t you be bored, sitting alone at home?”.

I have a smile for you if you raise this question as the busy-bee in me never has a state of boredom.

Not boasting, but I feel more productive when I am busy. But it doesn’t mean that I never get overwhelmed. Of course I do when I lose that balance while craving for “a micro meter perfection” or stressing too much.

And yes I am trying to convince myself ‘being the best of me’ is the best rather than ‘being a perfectionist’

Actually hobbies are not a leisure time activity as per my dictionary. It’s something which one must do to ignite the soul. So I get myself engaged in some researches, studying, writing, reading, and of course gardening too.  Then there is Sudoku helping me to increase my sense of time. And yes, occasionally my guitar also suffers from the attack of ten unmanageable fingers.

So something which I would love to share with you is

“You can have enough space and time in your day, if you have a genuine will. It’s a big fat lie if you tell, “I just don’t have enough time”. [So what’s your state on time? – Finding time to do things or doing things to kill time?]

It’s all a matter of comfort and prioritization for a healthy mind and body. Telling, ‘I don’t have time’ is in a way equivalent to telling, ‘It’s not important enough’.  I bet, you will be surprised if you start tracking your time for the next few days and understand your misplaced priorities. Suddenly, the wild productivity appears. Ah!..

Also have a little ‘me-time’ even while investing all of your energy on life priorities. Don’t be guilty of the time spend in solitude. It’s always worth as it can cherish your inner soul and thereby spreading the warmth of energy all around you. [Read more to Break the routine]

And finally, getting enough sleep is one of my top priorities. I don’t mind cutting it short for any special causes when I have to. But normally I get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.

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23 thoughts on “ “I just don’t have enough time” – A big white lie

  1. Ashish kumar

    Yeah, don’t have time is an excuse to get rid away from the work or responsibility. Prioritizing the work is important and also finding some time for your hobby gives you satisfaction.
    You rightly mentioned that solitude can enlighten and refresh oneself.
    Very nice post Akhila on a general excuse given by many. Liked it.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Thanks ashish for your detailed review and comments. I am so delighted that you took time to read it fully and got connected

      Reply
  2. Josh

    It’s about priority and how much you care about to allocate your time to the said task.. no one is busy it’s about the interest and priorities 🙂

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      1. Josh

        And Akki can you do an article on the following, i mean i would love to know how you articulate on the following.. Like people say “YOU HAVE CHANGED” but i dont feel wrong in it, we all change and evolve as human beings right? if someone is not changed then there is something wrong with that person. Whenever people point out that i have changed i feel blessed and i say yes glad i did, but they feel offended.. isn’t true that we all meant to be embrace changes ?

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        1. Akhila Post author

          Change is inevitable.. And as you said one cannot live forever unchanged.
          I really feel honored as you asked me to write on the same. i will keep that in mind and will try on a day

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog

    A very nice read, Akhila and yes I too agree totally with your words. I too would never ever like to be sitting idle but keep on doing or reading something or the other. Yes one has to have a me time too from all the chores. Nice post.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Thanks a lot kamal.. Hope You are enjoying with your little new nember in the family

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      1. boundlessblessingsblog

        Welcome dear and yes absolutely, he is a darling and my daughter stays very near to my house so meet him almost thrice in a week. He has just completed 2 months.

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  4. Moushmi Radhanpara

    I am dying here to get that 7-8 hours of sleep. I truly believe in that amount of sleep and I go crazy when I lose sleep 😀 it’s been more than a week now that I have been sleeping for 5 to 6 hours a day, sometimes even less.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Getting 5 to 6 hrs of sleep is not bad. But i can understand how it can make you crazy if it

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  5. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    Getting enough sleep is one of my top priorities too. For me, time spent in solitude is sometimes most productive as it helps me to think and imagine. I agree with your point that not having enough time for something is but a lame lame excuse… 🙂

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