Big Fat Porky Pie Lie Feature_FA2

A Big Fat ‘Porky-Pie’ Lie You Tell Yourself Every Day

Our youngest son (age 21) is home for the summer holidays, he’s off again when Uni starts back in a month or so.

Last night I arrived home from work and immediately went to make myself a drink.

On opening the cupboard where the glasses live, I noticed that there were hardly any glasses to be found.

Unfortunate for him, at that moment, youngest son, wandered into the kitchen.

I went to the dishwasher and opened it to see it was packed to overflowing with sparkly clean plates, cups, cutlery and the missing glasses.

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‘When did you put the dishwasher on?’ I asked youngest son.

‘This morning’ he responded, shuffling side ways out the kitchen, because I guess he knew what was coming next.

‘Couldn’t you have emptied it at some point during the day?’ I called after him as he disappeared down the hall.

‘I didn’t have time’ he yelled back and sheepishly closed his bedroom door, hoping that the big fat ‘porky pie’ lie he just told me, would go unnoticed, and perhaps I’d have pity on him and empty the dishwasher myself.

Dishwasher

Now personally, I’m not overly keen on emptying the dishwasher either. I’m also not to keen on ironing, vacuuming or putting the bins out. I’m also a bit of a slug when it comes to getting out of bed in the morning to go for a jog, or head to the gym. And don’t get me started on clipping the dog’s nails.

I have to admit that I have used on one or two (or more) occasions, the same line as the youngest son, ‘I don’t have time!’, to justify not doing something I really don’t want to do.

Alarm Clock

The thing is, it’s never taken me 10 hours to empty the dishwasher or to do the ironing. Probably closer to less than 3 minutes for the dishwasher and less than half hour if I hooked into the ironing, before it grew and multiplied in it’s basket.

We all opt-out with the ‘lack of time’ approach, pretty much on a regular basis, because the easiest ‘out’ in the world is to blame the clock, or how busy we are in the ‘time’ we have, when we want to avoid or put off doing something.

But it’s nearly always untrue. It’s seldom helpful.

Interestingly, we nearly always find time for other things. 

SO WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER THINGS?

What stops you from doing what needs to be done?

What stops you from achieving your goals?

What stops you from making the changes you want to make?

Please don’t delude yourself (this is more a letter to self, than it is for you) with the ‘I don’t have time’.

We make time for what’s important.

So my question is, “What’s important to you?”

Family?

Health?

Relationships?

Finances?

Spirituality?

Creativity?

Fun & Laughter?

Fitness & Wellbeing?

Social?

Contribution?

Learning & Self Development?

Recreation?

Career & Vocation?

Self Care?

What’s important? Which of the above, would you tick?

Which are the most important to you? That important, that ‘You have, and make time?’, or not?

What's important to you

I know it’s hard to believe, you may need to sit down, perhaps with someone mopping your brow and a stiff drink in hand… but really,

IT’S NOT ‘TIME’ OR LACK OF,
THAT STOPS YOU.

Squirming in the seat yet?

I CHALLENGE YOU

to join me and go for a week without telling anyone, and especially thinking to yourself, ‘I don’t have time’, to do something.

Especially if it’s to go for that walk in the morning, or make that phone call you’ve been putting off, or working in the veggie garden, or playing that piano...

I started a couple of days ago by telling someone that I probably wouldn’t read the book that they had sent and asked me to read.

Not because I didn’t have time, but what spare time I have at the moment I’d rather use for chilling with Richard (husband) the youngest son. (while he’s home)

The Bad News Time Flies The Good News, You are the Pilot

Setting boundaries is a great thing to do and we Wild Wacky Wonderful Women really need more practice at it. (or this one does for sure).

Amazingly enough, the sky didn’t fall in, the world didn’t stop spinning, they didn’t go into a tirade accusing me of being a selfish cow.

Who knows maybe, by me being clear about what I wanted to experience and setting boundaries around that, I have demonstrated and given them ‘permission’, in their own mind, of setting boundaries for themselves too.

Let us know how you go. Join the challenge… no more… ‘I don’t have time’… it’s complete rubbish and you know it.

Sending love & blessings,

Sandra and Nat Shepard Sig_rev

Wild Wacky Wonderful Women Founders

Contact Us Today

PS. JOIN US FOR FREE ‘3 Days To Your Best Year Ever’, a FREE online program for all your Wild Wacky Wonderful Women, we'll kick it off towards the start of February, when the dust has settled on Christmas and New Year... and you HAVE TIME... Hehehe

Big Fat Porky Pie Lie Feature_FA2

A Big Fat ‘Porky-Pie’ Lie You Tell Yourself Every Day

Our youngest son (age 21) is home for the summer holidays, he’s off again when Uni starts back in a month or so.

Last night I arrived home from work and immediately went to make myself a drink.

On opening the cupboard where the glasses live, I noticed that there were hardly any glasses to be found.

Unfortunate for him, at that moment, youngest son, wandered into the kitchen.

I went to the dishwasher and opened it to see it was packed to overflowing with sparkly clean plates, cups, cutlery and the missing glasses.

Dishwasher

‘When did you put the dishwasher on?’ I asked youngest son.

‘This morning’ he responded, shuffling side ways out the kitchen, because I guess he knew what was coming next.

‘Couldn’t you have emptied it at some point during the day?’ I called after him as he disappeared down the hall.

‘I didn’t have time’ he yelled back and sheepishly closed his bedroom door, hoping that the big fat ‘porky pie’ lie he just told me, would go unnoticed, and perhaps I’d have pity on him and empty the dishwasher myself.

Now personally, I’m not overly keen on emptying the dishwasher either. I’m also not to keen on ironing, vacuuming or putting the bins out. I’m also a bit of a slug when it comes to getting out of bed in the morning to go for a jog, or head to the gym. And don’t get me started on clipping the dog’s nails.

I have to admit that I have used on one or two (or more) occasions, the same line as the youngest son, ‘I don’t have time!’, to justify not doing something I really don’t want to do.

Alarm Clock

The thing is, it’s never taken me 10 hours to empty the dishwasher or to do the ironing. Probably closer to less than 3 minutes for the dishwasher and less than half hour if I hooked into the ironing, before it grew and multiplied in it’s basket.

We all opt-out with the ‘lack of time’ approach, pretty much on a regular basis, because the easiest ‘out’ in the world is to blame the clock, or how busy we are in the ‘time’ we have, when we want to avoid or put off doing something.

But it’s nearly always untrue. It’s seldom helpful.

Interestingly, we nearly always find time for other things. 

SO WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER THINGS?

What stops you from doing what needs to be done?

What stops you from achieving your goals?

What stops you from making the changes you want to make?

Please don’t delude yourself (this is more a letter to self, than it is for you) with the ‘I don’t have time’.

We make time for what’s important.

So my question is, “What’s important to you?”

Family?

Health?

Relationships?

Finances?

Spirituality?

Creativity?

Fun & Laughter?

Fitness & Wellbeing?

Social?

Contribution?

Learning & Self Development?

Recreation?

Career & Vocation?

Self Care?

What’s important? Which of the above, would you tick?

Which are the most important to you? That important, that ‘You have, and make time?’, or not?

What's important to you

I know it’s hard to believe, you may need to sit down, perhaps with someone mopping your brow and a stiff drink in hand… but really,

IT’S NOT ‘TIME’ OR LACK OF,
THAT STOPS YOU.

Squirming in the seat yet?

I CHALLENGE YOU

to join me and go for a week without telling anyone, and especially thinking to yourself, ‘I don’t have time’, to do something.

Especially if it’s to go for that walk in the morning, or make that phone call you’ve been putting off, or working in the veggie garden, or playing that piano...

I started a couple of days ago by telling someone that I probably wouldn’t read the book that they had sent and asked me to read.

Not because I didn’t have time, but what spare time I have at the moment I’d rather use for chilling with Richard (husband) the youngest son. (while he’s home)

The Bad News Time Flies The Good News, You are the Pilot

Setting boundaries is a great thing to do and we Wild Wacky Wonderful Women really need more practice at it. (or this one does for sure).

Amazingly enough, the sky didn’t fall in, the world didn’t stop spinning, they didn’t go into a tirade accusing me of being a selfish cow.

Who knows maybe, by me being clear about what I wanted to experience and setting boundaries around that, I have demonstrated and given them ‘permission’, in their own mind, of setting boundaries for themselves too.

Let us know how you go. Join the challenge… no more… ‘I don’t have time’… it’s complete rubbish and you know it.

Sending love & blessings,

Sandra and Nat Shepard Sig_rev

Wild Wacky Wonderful Women Founders

Contact Us Today

PS. JOIN US FOR FREE ‘3 Days To Your Best Year Ever’, a FREE online program for all your Wild Wacky Wonderful Women, we'll kick it off towards the end of January, when the dust has settled on Christmas and New Year... and you HAVE TIME... Hehehe

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Natalie Shepard
Wild Wacky Wonderful Women

1 Comment

  1. Ellen Day on January 10, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Love love love that photo !!!!!

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