Creating time, at first, sounds ridiculous - until you understand how we co-create our "reality." Of course, when speaking of linear time there are only 24 hours to a day, and everyone receives equal amounts. Yet, if you keep talking about how fast 'time flies' and do not realize that you are the pilot who has great influence over how you experience time, you will unconsciously keep your foot on the accelerator without awareness of how to slow it down. Our perception, how we see time, impacts our experience of time.

Hint: Part of the problem is that you keep focusing on and talking about how fast 'time flies', and it becomes your reality.

Then there's the added challenge many people talk about of having "too much to do and not enough time." So, is it that you have too much to do, or is it that you literally need more than 24 hours to your day? Will you ever get more than 24 hours to your day? Can you see how talking about 'not enough time' is deadly to ever being able to feel the sensation and joy of completion? Where are you going to get more time? I could go on and on with a variety of scenarios of how we are unwittingly stressing ourselves out and sabotaging our true potential, productivity, and peace of mind due to our conversations with our self and others… but I won't.

Let's address how to create more time with the brain in mind within the context of these two examples.

Our brain works via focus of attention. It is not to blame for our experience; it is just really good at following commands of where we place our attention. If we put our attention on "I don't have enough time," our brain will create it for us. This attitude will also set an invisible intention - a feeling that will trigger our thinking in the future to repeat the cellular memory habit formed.

The intention becomes a filter for 'how life is', and often is subconscious; you won't be able to shift your attention sustainably until you start to notice the feeling and thinking that catch you in the web of the sticky stress response and begin to:

1. Pause and recognize the reactive feeling without fighting and judging it.

2. Learn a technique to shift your reaction by choice - quickly change attention for a new outcome. Here's a quick baby step technique to get you started:

* STOP saying, "I don't have enough time." No matter what, stop talking about it. Talking is sending a command to your brain that what you are saying is what you WANT to experience. Words are a creative force. The brain ignores the word 'don't', by the way, when it comes to creating experience so stop talking about what you don't want or you will keep getting it.

* When you hear the mental chatter saying the old negative words about time, name it; call it out: "There's that old time thought; that's an old tape." This quiets your stress response, really.

* Shift your attention to saying a new pre-made affirmation: "I have all the time I need to do what is important and purposeful for me." This helps your brain to create a new future reality.

* Feel the feeling of gratitude and appreciation - how you feel when you are happy about something. Feel grateful while you are speaking words that you want to experience until you start to associate this feeling with the words, "I have enough time". Feelings are super-powerful and can make or break your attempt to rewire your brain.
* This is a start and is helpful and significant. There are other techniques to accelerate changing old habits and self-talk, depending on how fast you wish to transform your behavior. This technique has been shown in neuroscience to literally change your brain over time by using fMRI studies.

3. Reflect later on how at one time this reactive, driven behavior habit of focusing on 'not enough time' served you, and also get clear about new, more supportive ways to view time. This step is about taking the first step toward changing your old habitual beliefs so you can rewire a new, automatic habit pattern into your brain on purpose. Reflection is powerful, but you must make time to do it! You may need a coach, preferably one who has already actually done this technique, to help you.

In order to proficiently run through these steps, you will be required to slow down enough to learn how to mindfully slow down your brain in order to escape the levels of your mind that keep you stuck in fight, flight, and freeze. Paradoxically, ultimately you will create more time in your day. Mindfulness allows you to access higher levels of brain evolution to help you build mind muscle for conscious choice instead of responding to life like a stuck robot.

Otherwise, you will stay on the robotic trajectory of 'not having enough time' that you've currently programmed your brain to be on, whether you realized it or not.

In a nutshell, the second dilemma of 'too much to do' will require specific focus on step three, mentioned above. Too much to do comes from:

* Lack of clarity about your purpose

* Why do you do what you do?

* Where do you want to go?

* Which relationships are supportive and which are sabotaging and draining you, wasting your time?

You need to create a "purpose filter" in order to know what to clear off your plate. Most people have too much on their plates; they're filled with things they don't really want to do or experience. Of course, this leads to 'too much to do' and clutter. Once you are overwhelmed and distracted, you lose focus and your attention becomes scattered, like a caged monkey jumping all over the place. It takes at least twice as long to handle all that clutter. There's no purpose, no passion; and then we wonder why…

So start here, start now. When will you have time if you don't make it? Co-create it? Use time wisely. It powerfully impacts your ability to tap and develop two other important resources for business and life success - energy and money. Do you see how we can shift our 'reality'?

Author's Bio: 

Valencia Ray, M.D. teaches business owners and corporate leaders how their amazing brain can actually hijack personal power -- not in the abstract, but in the context of integrating business and personal life. Dr. Ray, a board-certified eye surgeon and medical business owner for over 20 years before selling her practice, shares her own life changing process. By sharing her story, she helps others to expand their vision and learn that by living with
purpose and confidence, it is possible to have a more integrated, healthier lifestyle – with less struggle, more inner peace and more abundance.

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