It’s not that you can’t, it’s that you don’t want to.
I’ve had this on my mind for a while now and find it to be a funny subject. First let me start off by saying this does not apply to everyone. Some may be working 2 or 3 jobs or have kids to take care of and just truly cannot access the time to do these activities. However, I notice a multitude of people, including myself sometimes have plans or ideas they want to do yet say they don’t have time? Why? As an example I’ll use my mom. She used to want to learn Spanish, I asked her why doesn’t she? she told me that she’s just to busy and expressed all the things to has to do. However, I’ll find her watching a show or reading a book or even taking a nap for a few hours. ( Those things are fine of course! ) ...but if she has time to do that then why not have time for learning something productive. I confronted her with this and in the end she said she just doesn’t want to. This isn’t to condemn my mom or anyone else, it’s just more so a realization. She can of course do what she wants to in her time and may not feel like it on the particular day. I get it. I just find it interesting that there are several days, weeks, months, and years, to take a few minutes or a hour out of our day to do the activities we want. Yet, we put something else in front of it. We make it seem so taboo to say I just don’t want to doit, as if we see ourselves as failures or feel shame to say it. I catch myself doing it to but try my hardest to not say “ I can’t” I have the ability to, I know I have the time to... maybe not everyday but there are days when I do. I simply just don’t want to put the effort in. It might just be on that day or it might just be that I don’t want to and that I won’t ever get to it. To finish up, this post is really just to see if people experience this, do you do this? Do you know friends or family that do this? Do you know how much time you do have on your hands if any to complete your goals? Please let me know!