In my opinion, the worst excuse in human history is I don’t have time to... I hate it and I always bite my tongue when I hear those words coming out of my own mooth. Because I do have time! I have 24 hours everyday just like everbody else. What we choose to do with our 24 hours is individual.
But when it comes to changing habits, this phrase “I don´t have time to” is so easily used to explain why we didn’t succeed. And for those of us who have several failed attempts in our past, it feels like a necessity to explain up front why we won’t succeed this time either. It makes it less painfull and part of our human heritage is to do whatever we can to avoid pain.
But seriously! How stupid are we to decide that we won’t succeed before we even start? It’s crazy behaviour but so many of us are guilty of it.
Maybe you literally don’t have time! Because you spent every waking minute doing something else. Maybe you’re a new mom who stays at home with your new baby. If anybody had come up to me when I was home with my new born twins who literally took every waking minute of my time – and some of my sleeping time too, to be honest – and said to me that I did have time to change my bread eating habits into something healthier, I think I would have shot them down dead! Or the time when I tried to combine a life with toddlers (who were sick all the time) with a busy career! As if I had even one minute of sparetime! Not one minute!
But the thing is that even though we all chose to spend out time differently, we all have the same 24 hours available to us every day. To admit that one chooses to spend that time working or doing other things is completely legitimate. But when we don’t succeed in making the lifestyle changes that we want, it’s because we choose differently and not because we don’t have time.
This breakfast doesn’t take one minute longer to prepare than to pour cereal and milk into a bowl. Effectively, that is.
SERVES 1 PERSON
- 3 eggs
- 0,5 avocado
- butter or coconut oil for frying
- salt and pepper
- chili flakes, cress etc. (optional)
2. Heat butter (or coconut oil) in a skillet and break the eggs and pour them onto the skillet. Lower the temperature to just below medium. Now leave the kitchen and go dry your hair, do your make up, pack the kids’ bag, braid their hair or whatever you need to do in the morning.
3. Then go back to the kitchen and cut the avocado in half, take out the meat with a spoon, slice it and put it on a plate and save the other half in the fridge. Now your eggs are ready and you put them on your plate, sprinkle them with chili flakes or cress and salt and pepper and breakfast is ready.
I didn’t count the coffee making because I guess that one is already part of your routine. If you make your coffee with either coconut milk or heavy cream, maybe even add some coconut oil, you also make sure that you won’t think of food again before it’s lunch time. So you even save the time you would usually spend making and eating your morning snack!