“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.” ―
Fishing for Fika exists because of stories. I chase, capture, and share stories because connection and discovery drive us. We thirst for more and drink in dreams filled of magic, mess, and mystery. Within fika we celebrate the space we find, the time we prioritize, and the relationships we form and foster.
The Short Story Society is dedicated to readers who desire authentic and accountable attachments to something more, better, or different. Each month we’ll tackle different stories, share experiences, focus on self-development, and celebrate the art of reading.
If you’re interested in joining please email firstname.lastname@example.org