Why the first thing you manifest should be time.

Jason McLay
4 min readJul 29, 2022
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How often do you hear or say, “I don’t have time for that.” The world is busy, and we are all getting caught up in a time crunch. When you get a text from work or even a friend, you can almost sense the tapping of fingers at the other end. Sometimes the urgency is real, and sometimes it is imagined. In either case, these distractions now follow us through the day, and in every spare moment, we check our email, news feed, social media accounts and reply to all those texts.

Even smokers don’t seem to have time to go outside and smoke anymore. Our spare time seems to be ours no longer. Our phone is our assistant that works 24 hours. Often it is the last thing we see at night and the first thing we see when we wake up.

Well, there is no going back to rotary phones, answering machines, or the handwritten mail that would take three days or more to travel from point A to point B. People want info, they want it now, and they want it fast.

All this was created to save us time and labor. We get a lot more work done in a few hours now than our grandparents could in sometimes 2 or 3 days. With all this time savings, we should be spending half our week by the pool enjoying life, spending more time with friends and family, and traveling the world.

However, what has happened is we filled in that potential free time with more work. Some have viewed productivity as more valuable than enjoying one’s humanity.

If we can do twice as much in a day as the past generation, why not three times as much, or 4 or 5? The bar moves up and up, lining the pockets of large corporations while draining the life of its employees.

So then you discover a book or a video about manifesting anything you want. YES, you think to yourself, “I can have anything I want. I just need to manifest it!”

You skimmed the book to get the main idea because that is all you really have time for, and then — nothing. Why? Because “I don’t have time to manifest, I barely had time to skim the book.”

So you stay caught up in the same routines, the same shortfalls, the sense of never being free to go anywhere or do anything. I mean, does anyone even have a hobby anymore? Who has time for that?

Jason McLay

Content writer on the topics of health and wellness, fitness, healthy aging, spiritual wellbeing, and short spiritual fiction.