Thoughts & Observations

Time Problem or Mind Problem?


We often confuse mind problems with time problems.

When we skip meditating in the morning or skip going to the gym, we say it’s because we didn’t have time.

When we don’t get started on the big project because we were busy rearranging our files, we say it’s because we didn’t time.

What we are really saying is that something else was more important or felt better to us in the moment.

The little dopamine hit we got from checking emails was more important.

The slight relief from our “fear of missing out” anxiety we got from checking Facebook was more important.

We don’t always feel like we’re tricking ourselves because we have been unconsciously working to prove our own time problem: we spend time on lots to things to ensure that we don’t have time to do the things we are avoiding doing for one reason or another.

We can choose to make time for just about anything, and if we’re wondering why we never seem to be able to make time for the things we say matter most to us, it might be time to stop looking at the clock for answers.

99% of the time we don’t have a time problem, we have a mind problem.