What I Mean When I Say “I Don’t Have Time”

I have three habits I’m focused on right now – reading, meditating, and stretching.

I’ve been knocking it out of the park on the first two (roughly 85% or higher completion rate). The stretching? Well, I’ve done that once in 24 days for an abysmal 4% completion rate.

The actual habit isn’t that difficult. Every night I want to spend five minutes total stretching my hip flexors and upper back. I can do it while watching TV and even drink wine in between (or during!). Still, I fail every single night. If you were to ask me about it, I would probably create some excuse centered around not having enough time and being so busy with chores, which would be a lie.

“I don’t have time” is never the real reason.

If I think a bit deeper, I’m normally saying one of the following.

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