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Not Enough Time

Thursday, November 22, 2012

How often have I said to myself that there just are not enough hours in the day. Today happens to be one of those days. Why is it I can't seem to accomplish all I would like when I have the same number of hours as everyone else?

I believe there is time, it is simply a matter of re-adjusting my thinking and taking a realistic look at what is really important. I have found the following to be some of my obstacles.

Expecting too much. It becomes overwhelming sometimes to look at all of the details. Focusing
on one thing at a time will help lessen the stress.
2. Perfectionism-expecting to get everything done perfectly. This will often result in not beginning in the first place, or taking too much time attempting to make the impossible possible-there is no perfect, it is all a process of becoming.
3. Procrastination-If I would spend half the time doing instead of saying I should. don't want
etc. it would be completed.
4. Let others determine what should be my focus.

Sound familiar. Almost any Spark site has tips and suggestions to counteract these very
behaviors. So what is with me? The tools are right here, but as all of these are coming into play this weekend it has resulted in my becoming tired and overwhelmed.

I deeply appreciate all of the comments, and encouragement I am getting from my Spark friends. I also appreciate the push which helps me to return to what I really need.
Having said this, my sparking is being cut short (my choice) as I allow too many things to
drain me of my precious time.
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    Thanks for sharing that wonderful advice. I'm sure you'll be fine.
    2034 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    2035 days ago
    I agree Teresa. This does sound familiar to me. I was deer hunting with hubby for 10 days, them had my grand kids for 4 days and preparing the Thanksgiving meal. I have not had time to Spark and wish my Spark friends a Happy Thanksgiving like I would like to. I am really stressed and will be glad when I can get back to my routine. Never give up. Just take it One Day at a Time. We will prevail. emoticon emoticon
    2035 days ago
    It's easy to get overwhelmed and not be able to decide what to do. I see why you plan on cutting your time down on SP I spend allot of time on the computer most days and probably should cut down the time, if you work on the points and try to post on most of your teams you need allot of time. Good luck and don't forget us! Lucinda
    2035 days ago
    Very wise. I almost always find when I think I don't have enough time to get everything done, that my problem is not "time" but what I'm lumping into the "everything" category and trying to do.
    2035 days ago
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