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I was at yoga last night when I overheard two women having a conversation.

They were discussing how they would love to attend a second yoga class every week, but couldn’t find the time to fit it in.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was another day in the week, they laughed.  I laughed along with them, as it is something that I used to say time and time again, especially after I had children.

I was sure that if I just had a little more time, I would be more efficient, and achieve more of my dreams and goals.

Yet. it’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that if only we had a little more something, things would be easier.  A little more time, we’d be more successful.  A little more money, we’d be happier.  A little more energy, we’d get up and go to the gym every morning.

But the hard fact of life is that there is no more time.

Each of us has the same amount, and no matter what we do or where we go, time carries on unaffected.

But like any other scarce and precious resource, there is a way to make the most of it; and if you handle it well, you will always have enough of it.

If you treat your time like the precious resource it is; value it, respect it and learn how to manage it, like magic, more will appear.

View your time as priceless and be choosy about who or what gets to claim a part of it.  You will achieve more every day and live a happier and more successful life.

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About kimconstable

I am Kim: mum to the gorgeous Corey, Kai, Maya and Jack. I own and run multilingual children's company (www.rainbowgardenni.co.uk). I am passionate about ethics and upholding humanitarian values through education. Above all, I am a people person. I love human to human marketing and am insatiably curious about what drives us to do what we do and be who we are. Thank you for reading my blog. You matter to me.

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  1. Nice one – I will use this at Fridays sales meeting where I hear too often ‘I didn’t get time to ring that person’

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  3. Great stuff!
    We shouldn’t be waiting to be given additional time, when we can manage our time according to what matters and what’s important to us. Having no time for some things is just a way for us of saying it’s not one of our priorities, that there are much greater and more important things that we still have to do.
    If we really want to make more free time, avoiding one thing that can be a time waster is one small step. I always write down my things of lists to do and prioritize them. And to be able to finish all of them, I stick to the schedule. The secret is; adding on my to-do list a 30min break every time I accomplish one or 3 important goals. So that even if you stick to your schedule, you still have those things you do for yourself, and that’s where you decide how you would spend it. If it’s to do yoga, then be it. 🙂

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