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How do you know when there's something wrong with how you think about time?


The honest answer is .... you might not.

A thought such as, "I don't have enough time to get it all done," feel so natural. Everyone's say'n it, right?! People seriously look at you oddly, if you say you have all the time in the world and mean it.

Today is Thursday. The weekend is approaching fast and there's a number of things that need to get done before it arrives. I'm feeling the crunch.

The short story is, I've got a long list of things I wanted to get done and (what felts like) a short amount of time to do it in.

Friday (tomorrow) morning is taken up by work. I'm a substitute teacher at Montessori, in addition to being a new educational entrepreneur and building a business. I've scheduled a training appointment at the gym for 2:00pm, but was thinking I should probably cancel it due to a lack of time.

Then, it hit me. Boom.

That wise voice in my head said, "Do what you want to do, not what you think you should do, because you feel like there's not enough time."

Ah, that sneekie little devil called lack got me again. It felt so logical and normal to consider canceling my gym appointment. No one would begrudge me. Everyone's caught up in the hustle and bustle nowadays.

It didn't take me long this time to spot it though. Lack is starting to feel, odd.

In the self-help/spiritual world, they call this idea of lack 'time shortage consciousness'. For the average joe, that term means nothing. Thinking you don't have enough time to get it all done, however, is the more common and widely accepted human thought process.

Watch this video to learn how to catch your own very active and very real 'time shortage consciousness'. It'll sneek up on you every time, but there is a way to catch it and turn it around.

You'll be happy to know that I didn't cancel that training appointment, as it was something I truly wanted to do.

Click here to watch the video.

P.S. For those who were thinking, "Why does she substitute at a preschool while she's also building an online business? Shouldn't the business take priority over the substitute teaching?"

The answer is .... because I want to and no, it shouldn't. I love teaching. So, I teach. For some people, being in a preschool classroom would be pure torture. For me, it's like a day off. There's nothing like the honesty of a child to give it to you straight and demand that you to be fully present in a conversation.