"There has been a great misunderstanding between life and time. Time is thought to consist of three tenses: past, present, future - which is wrong. Time consists only of past and future. It is life which consists of the present. So those who want to live, for them there is no other way than to live this moment. Only the present is existential. The past is simply a collection of memories, and the future is nothing but your imaginations, your dreams. Reality is herenow."-- Osho.
Every day has 24 hours, yet we always wish the days were longer. It's up to you to manage your time more efficiently. There are so many things that are wanted to be done, like exercise, eating well, reading a book, seeing a movie, going away for a few days, writing, even drinking water, and yet are not, and our mental and physical health is negatively affected.
I am guilty as well. There were times when I asked myself the same question (even while writing this article), and the same answer would always repeat: do less of __X___. Anything that could be thought of to be that variable is filed under the heading of Procrastination. Do less of procrastination. (In the 21st Century, procrastination = computer/iPhone/television). With procrastination comes excuses: "but I needed to", "but you don't understand", "but I felt", etc....
Some may say "but my job prevents me from having free time." It's a big statement. You need money to support yourself and others, but what are you supporting if you can't enjoy living? How much do you love your job and career? More than living healthy? I worked at a job that was no less than 12 hours daily and as long as 17 hours or more, going straight home to bed, to wake up and do it again. I switched careers and left money for freedom. Can you adjust your schedule? Get a new job? If not to all: then with the time you have, you can still make amazing changes.
Also, try new vocabulary. Use the word "transform" instead of "change." Think "change" as money, or what you would need to do with clothes or the channel. Transform your way of behaving, transform your way of thinking, transform your schedule, transform your living situation. The word "transform" is much more powerful and uplifting than the word "change", with the connotation of needing to rid of something.
Some questions to ask yourself would be: