Do you feel like there’s never enough time? When creative people get going, they can easily become overwhelmed with all the ideas and tasks they set for themselves, or others set for them. That can lead to overwhelm… or procrastination.
Sometimes we are just plain busy! There are only so many hours in a day. But there are times when our own limiting beliefs create just what we fear. We invite you to try the following idea on, and see if you find your days going more easily, and discover that maybe you do have enough time after all!
What if “There isn’t enough time” is actually just a limiting belief?
We’re not suggesting that you need to give up sleep, or push yourself until you drop. And there are only so many things you can fit into 24 hours. Learning to set boundaries and determine what’s important to your heart can take a lot of pressure off.
And sometimes, when we get focused on how busy we are, we create a lot of friction and noise, and we don’t act powerfully or efficiently.
Let us share an example…
Cathy has been doing a lot of local events in Dallas. And sometimes the planning for them can involve a lot of steps… Advertising, getting flyers out to the center, coordinating people teaching, and setting up the space. She noticed that there were days when she was EXHAUSTED from all she had to do, yet she hadn’t actually made much progress on her task list. She spent a couple hours mostly overwhelmed with the thought of how busy she was and worrying about how she was going to get it all done, instead of actually doing the things on her list.
When she did some EFT tapping and got out of her own way, each item took a surprisingly short amount of time, and everything was squared away. It was such a relief! And it took far less energy when she wasn’t making so much noise in her head about how much there was to do.
Give this tapping a try. You may find that you can get a lot more done. And you may find some clarity about what you want to focus on and what you may want to put on hold for another day.
Karate Chop: Even though I have so much to do, I’m open to the possibility that it might go smoother and more quickly than I thought.
Even though I have so much to do, and my brain is scrambling to figure out how to get it all done, and I don’t even know where to start, what if I just started at the beginning and took a few steps?
Even though I have so much to do I can’t focus at all, I keep jumping from task to task, never completing anything, and it’s wearing me out, I choose to take a deep breath, and realize there may be enough time if I’m grounded and focused.
Top of the Head: There just isn’t enough time!
Eyebrow: There’s too much to do!
Side of the Eye: My brain is overwhelmed.
Under the Eye: Its wheels are spinning…
Under the Nose: But I’m not moving forward.
Chin: I feel exhausted and I haven’t even started.
Collarbone: I’ll never get this all done.
Under the Arm: It’s just too much!
Top of the Head: What if I took a deep breath…
Eyebrow: And considered the possibility that there may be enough time?
Side of the Eye: What if I just started with one thing?
Under the Eye: Got one thing done and congratulated myself?
Under the Nose: Appreciated checking one thing off my list.
Chin: It would feel better than staying here…
Collarbone: Stuck and frustrated.
Under the Arm: And I’d be one step closer to my goal!
Top of the Head: I wonder if I create some of the “not enough time”?
Eyebrow: I do spend a lot of time worrying about how much there is to do.
Side of the Eye: What if I got done what is truly important to me?
Under the Eye: What if I focused on what I care about?
Under the Nose: And what would touch people’s lives?
Chin: Maybe there is enough time to do what matters.
Collarbone: Especially if I open myself to the possibility that…
Under the Arm: There is plenty of time and energy for this!
Top of the Head: And I allow ease and delight to guide me forward.
Take a deep breath… and shake out your hands.
How do you feel? Tune into your body. Does it feel light and curious or heavy and drained? What thoughts go through your head around this? Do you want to get started (Yeah!) or do you feel like if you do this, you will ALWAYS be doing more and more? If so, learning some boundary skills can help you change this so it is safe to move forward!
Quick reminder that Carol Look’s program to Eliminate Procrastination using EFT Tapping is a perfect match for those of us deeply intending to live a thriving life filled with confident, authentic SELF-EXPRESSION. This kind of “time overwhelm” limiting belief often goes hand-in-hand with the 4 different types of procrastination (which Carol Look’s program can help you eliminate!). We recommend that you invest energy in permanently changing your internal patterns, and we think Carol’s program is a perfect companion for that.
All the best to you!