While time might seem like the limiting factor, it’s not what we lack. We all have time, every one of us is blessed with 24 hours a day to spend on whatever we want. It might be more accurate to say you’re spending your time elsewhere on things you deem to be more important. You know, prioritizing certain tasks over others.
Suppose you spend 12 hours a day at work, including your commute, leaving for work at 8AM and arriving home at 8PM. You still have 4 hours to do whatever you want and still get 8 hours of sleep. Would you prioritize being productive or working on your personal projects during those 4 hours? Or would you rather spend that 4 hours relaxing, winding down, and getting ready for bed? Don’t forget that you still have to shower, eat, and do your other routines. The problem isn’t only in finding the time and deciding which tasks to prioritize, you also have to consider the amount of mental and physical energy it requires.
So I suppose this is why a lot of people recommend doing things early in the morning before the workday starts. It’s something I struggled with for a really long time because I generally have trouble waking up and have this preference for staying up late to work on stuff. So in the coming weeks, I’m going to try doing things before the start of my workday and see how it goes.