Is Your Scarcity Mindset Keeping You Away From Your Dreams?

Are you familiar with any of the following sentences?

“If I had more time, I’d definitely do that.”

“There is just not enough time in a day!”

“I am so busy. I have zero time for even thinking of any new project right now.”

If the answer is yes, you are SO not alone!

This common trap is a recurrent theme in many of my Coaching Conversations, even with my bravest and most ambitious Clients.

You won’t love me for what I am going to say, but here’s a hard fact: everyone has the same amount of hours in the day. So how do some people get so much done?

It’s not always a matter of learning yet another time-management trick or becoming high-performance and squeezing more and more tasks in our day.

The reasons could lie in our Self-Awareness and Mindset.

Let’s see together what it means.

From Scarcity to Aboundance

Unfortunately, no one has (yet) an invention that can expand the amount of time available, no matter how much we stress ourselves about that.

Sometimes, the only thing that sets someone on a new path versus someone who says they don’t have time for it is simply believing to have enough time and energy for that and build the momentum and get the ball rolling.

How does this happen?

The first step for reclaiming our time is turning into an Abundance Mindset.

An Abundance Mindset is the belief that there are enough resources in the world for everyone (time included!) – and that we are thankful for what we have in the present moment.

It’s often brought up in contrast with a Scarcity Mindset, or the belief that the world’s resources are finite – when someone gets something, it leaves less for everyone else. When someone spends time with a loved one, it leaves less time for building one’s dream career.

People with an Abundance Mindset focus on what they already have and how it’s making them feel in the present moment.

Because they’re not living in fear of running out of resources, they experience the many benefits of gratitude and have the optimal mental state to make better decisions.

Take a moment for silent introspection or journaling if you like.

Reflection questions:

  • 1

    What could be possible if I stopped thinking I didn’t have enough time?

  • 2

    What is something I can be grateful for right now?

  • 3

    What is something that tells me I am already living the life of my dreams?

Prioritize what Matters

Having clarity about our values and priorities is one way to ensure we’re effective with our time.

It’s a way to make time to fit our needs rather than blindly running after them.

Sit in a comfortable and quiet position. If it feels comfortable close your eyes.

Reflection questions:

  • 1

    What are the tasks that are really contributing to my goals or wellbeing? What can I let go of?

  • 2

    What could I do today that would make me happy at night when reflecting on my day?

  • 3

    How does it feel when my actions are aligned with my values and priorities?

Keep a sustainable rithm

Time abundance doesn’t mean we have to be productive every single moment of the day.

One of the biggest life lessons I learned in the last years is that I don’t have to wait until I am burning out, exhausted or frustrated to take time for myself.

Taking breaks to recharge and reset is part of progress, and it is just as important as tackling our to-do list. Schedule some “me time” each day to do something you enjoy, whether that’s reading, journaling, taking a walk, or simply sitting quietly for a few moments.

Creating space in our day is fundamental for helping our Self-Awareness and Mindset flourish.

Reflection questions:

  • 1

    What makes me prioritize my to-do list over my well-being?

  • 2

    How will creating space be beneficial for me and my to-do list?

  • 3

    What do I need to give myself permission to slow down?

To wrap up…

So what does it mean to embody an Abundance Mindset, after all?

It doesn’t mean we are repressing our worries about the future or living in denial.

It means we are making the decision to live in the present and focus on what we have every single day, no matter what happens.

Because if we’re happy only when we achieve those goals we set up for ourselves and things go exactly our way, we’re not going to be happy very often.

At the end of the day, the human experience is just a collection of present moments.

If we take care of the present moment, life will take care of itself.

If you’re going through a life transition, I invite you to download My Free Coaching Workbook and check out the exercises specifically designed for starting working on your Self-Awarness and Mindset.

Thank you for reading until here.

Much love,