WPR004: The “I Don’t Have Enough Time” Struggle

Reclaim control of your time (and your life)!

by Sarah Argenal
The three things I really had to learn to stop feeling the “I don’t have enough time” struggle and to find some peace and fulfillment in my life.

Episode Summary:

Today I’m going to be talking about this phrase and this concept that I really can’t escape these days:  The “I Don’t Have Enough Time” Struggle.

I know if you’re a working parent, you’ve probably uttered these words more than once.  When people ask how you’re doing, you respond “I’m so busy!  I just can’t keep up!”  When you’re running late to yet another meeting or appointment or even a fun social engagement, you quickly say “I’m so sorry I’m late, I just don’t know where the time went!”  And when I ask working parents what they’re biggest struggle is, they don’t even pause before they say: “I just don’t have enough time!”

So today I wanted to dive a little deeper into this idea that we just don’t have enough time as working parents.  Do we have LIMITED time?  Of course!  We all do.  And there’s just no way around that.  Do we have ENOUGH time?  Well, at the end of the day, it’s all about your perspective.  I personally feel like I have plenty of time for the things that are important to me now… but 3 years ago I was singing a VERY different tune.  So what changed?  I have the same number of hours in the day that I did back then?  So what’s different for me now?

That’s really what we’re going to talk about today.  We’re going to explore how we can change things in our daily lives so we can actually feel like we have enough time.  And I’ll go through 3 things that I really had to learn in my own life to stop feeling this “I don’t have enough time” struggle.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • You’ll learn what’s TRULY holding you back from having enough time (it’s simpler than you think!).
  • We’ll explore how we can change certain things in our daily lives so we can actually feel like we have enough time.
  • And I’ll go through the 3 main things I really had to learn in my own life to stop feeling this “I don’t have enough time” struggle.

Show Notes:  Episode WPR004

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR002 My “I Can’t Do This Anymore” Working Mom Moment

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Ted Talk by Laura Vanderkam: How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

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