I’ve talked about setting a small number of daily priorities before. Most days the 6-7 daily priorities feel like enough. Once in a while, they don’t. Today is one of those days.
I’ve learned my stress spikes to an unhealthy level when the number exceeds 7. Today I was tempted to add an 8th and maybe 9th. I resisted, to keep the unhealthy stress spike at bay.
Then I started feeling like “there wasn’t enough time in the day”. This feeling started creeping into my consciousness earlier this morning.
Then I caught myself, again. I’m actually starting to not buy this “not enough time” thing.
Rather than “not enough time”, I think it’s more a matter of -
- Trying to do too much and
- Not being clear enough about the day’s priorities
This isn’t an easy reframing. I do experience it as beneficial. The reframing gets me thinking about -
- How much is enough?
- What’s really important?
These questions remind me to ease off the accelerator. Once I start easing back, clarity starts to restore itself.
It’s then easier to revisit these questions. This makes it easier to ease back a little more.
The stress starts dissipating. Then the cycle repeats. I’m experiencing it right now, as I write this to you.
This feels like a hopeful start to the weekend. I feel grateful for the experience.
How about you? Do you always feel like you “don’t have enough time”? If so, why not?