How often do you say, “I don’t have time”? Is it that you don’t have time, or that you just don’t want to do it? Everyone says that they don’t have time to do this and do that but, when there are pressing priorities, you find the time to get things done. What if we told you that time is a choice and we have the power to fill our lives with the things that deserve to be there?

You might tell us we’re crazy, but think about it. 

Imagine a situation where you had to find the time to deal with a pressing issue such as a broken furnace or a flat tire. In our experience as a personal concierge, dealing with unexpected issues like this can take hours. It’s our specialty and priority–but is it yours? In the moment, it absolutely is. However, that is hours out of your week that could be spent doing something you actually love.

So how do you gain control of your free time?

Change your mindset on the conception of time. 

Time is one of those things in life that we can never get back once it’s gone. Time is elastic and you can stretch it to accommodate whatever we choose to put into it. So instead of saying “I don’t have the time”, start asking yourself if it is enough of a priority to spend your time doing it. You will find the time for the things that are priorities. If it’s not a priority and you still need to get it done–delegate. Instead of spending hours dealing with a broken furnace, outsource the job by using a personal concierge service and use those hours to start the project you’ve put off. Change your mindset from “I don’t have time” to “every minute I spend is my choice”. 

Figure out your priorities.

We have the power to fill our lives with the things we love. But what are your priorities? Take some time to really think about what makes YOU happy. Think about a few things that would make your year amazing. Maybe it’s finally learning to play guitar or competing in a CrossFit competition; maybe it’s just spending more time with family and friends. Once you have your priorities, break them down into small steps and see where you can plan them into your week. All the other stuff that isn’t a priority can be outsourced to a personal concierge service. That way you can focus on what matters and these rest is still taken care of. 

We don’t build the lives we want but saving time, we build the lives we want and then time saves itself. Use your bits of time for bits of joy and see how your life will change.