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You’re Busy, Not Powerless: Why Your ‘No Time’ Excuse Is BS

It’s likely that most of you have heard the phrase “time is of the essence.” This quote, applicable to many facets of everyday life, stresses the importance of meeting an imperative, non-negotiable deadline.

Whether it’s paying the monthly rent for your apartment or submitting a time-sensitive report at work, we all deal with due dates regularly. We don’t entertain the idea of missing them (or at least we shouldn’t), because we know that there are repercussions if we do.

However, although most of us would prefer not to admit it, we often use our regular obligations as an excuse to refrain from pushing ourselves. For instance: “I want to start exercising every day, but I just have SO much going on at work right now.” Or, “Wow, I should really catch up with some of my friends from college. But grad school just takes up so much of my time!”

Obviously, we all wish that we had more space in our lives to squeeze in the good stuff. That being said, you CAN make time for what you truly want to make time for. Not convinced? Read on.

1. You’re attempting to justify your laziness.

Harsh, but true. When you convince yourself that you’re super “slammed” during a particular week, it gives you a reason to defend certain not-so-healthy behaviors. Here’s the (shitty) truth: your false sense of productivity in certain areas does not cancel out your laziness in others.

Exhibit A:

“I ate McDonalds all week, but that’s because I just didn’t have time to cook!”

… Lol.

2. You’re miserable, but not taking responsibility for aspects you have control over.

Maybe you’re feeling sorry for yourself because you’re lonely and desperately longing for a solid, healthy relationship. Maybe you’re depressed because you’re working a dead-end job that’s slowly but surely crushing your soul.

Whatever it is, complaining isn’t going to get you there any quicker. Stop saying you “just don’t have time to date”, or you’re “way too busy to apply for jobs”.

It all comes down to making things a priority – and if you don’t, it’s time to stop blaming “the universe”, and start blaming yourself.

3. You’re perceiving reaching a personal goal as “another chore on the list”.

Don’t just check your priorities – check your perspective too. Be cognizant of when you’re grouping a personal endeavor with your daily obligations – you may do it more than you realize.

When many people reflect on their hectic schedules, they ultimately end up classifying their aspirations as an “added stressor.” However, if it’s something you’re passionate about, working toward it won’t be another hassle – and here’s when “time is of the essence” may just start to make a little more sense.

SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/youre-busy-not-powerless-why-your-no-time-excuse_us_58dd4ea5e4b04ba4a5e251ed?section=us_healthy-living


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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