“I don’t have enough time” is the most frequent excuse for not doing something. But that’s bullshit. You have the time. You just decided to spend it on something else.
Sometime last year I stopped saying “I don’t have the time”. And I’ve been happier.
Every time I want to say “I don’t have time”, I use the following template: “I can’t do this, because instead I will do X and it’s more important”. It made me think a lot more clearly and honestly about my priorities – “I wish I could help you out, but instead I will check continuously Twitter and Facebook”. There have been a ton of red flags like this.
Next time you say “I don’t have time” just think what are you doing instead and is it really more important.