Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly — it reminds us that we know we can do better.
- Kathryn Schulz
“We often feel paralyzed by choice and make no choice. But the thing is, no choice is a choice. If you’re not doing something about it, you’re doing something about it.”
- Chris Guillebeau
I read a really cool post today here and it has really got me thinking about all my priorities in life.
What I haven't been doing and what I should take some time out to do.
Change your language.Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.