|So, it’s April.
Four months into the new year.
While I am well on my way to accomplishing my New Year’s resolutions, I have yet to begin one: write a book.
During my research-phase (aka who-actually-cares-what-I-have-to-say-so-I-might-as-well-not-even-start-self-doubt-procrastination phase), I stumbled across a blog that has been a game changer for me.
The gist of the article was this: devote 1% every day to your goal.
I encourage people all of the time to invest 4% of their day (1 hr.) to their health through exercise, so 1% seems completely doable. (P.S. It all comes down to your priorities.)
Here’s the deal, sunshine.
God has gifted us with 1,440 minutes in a day, so 1% is only 14.4 minutes–roughly 15 minutes a day.
Since spring break a few weeks ago, I’ve prioritized 15 minutes of my day and wouldn’t you know it? I have nearly 60,000 words written in a Word document of my manuscript entitled, “Excess.” (It’s a working title.)
So what about you, sunshine?
Do you have a New Year’s resolution, a life goal, or just something you’ve been procrastinating? (or talking yourself out of) Perhaps this is just the kick-in-the-pants you need to make it happen.
Just 15 minutes a day, sunshine.
In less time than it takes to do a load of laundry, go grocery shopping, get your nails done, drive to work or shower (with a leg-shaving session) you could be changing your life–for the better!
In just 15 minutes, you could–
Reconnect with God during Bible study.
Walk a mile.
Rekindle relationships by calling loved ones.
Become more flexible with a few sun salutations.
Organize a drawer.
Write YOUR book, sunshine.
I found a blank planner page similar to the one I use on a daily basis and thought I’d share it so you can prioritize your goal and begin your own 1%-a-day-transformation.
And as always, I love hearing from you.
Please share with me if this message resonates with you and if you decide to employ this practice. I’d love to cheer you on, sunshine!