Posts tagged time
Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

I've experienced Parkinson's Law so many times in my life.  

Give yourself 30 minutes, it will take the full 30 minutes.
Give yourself an hour, it will take the full hour.
Give yourself only 15 minutes, it will take 15 minutes.

Try it out sometime.  Take your next project or task and give yourself LESS TIME.  Nine times out ten, I bet you get it done in the shortened time period.

Eliminate all distractions and give all of your focus to the task at hand.

When it comes to my writing, I've found so many ways to squeeze in the extra time – even though I've got a ton of distractions to deal with and a full and productive life.

Here are my top eight ways to find the time to write.

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TipsMolly Downswrite, time, schedule, tips

I had a long walk and talk with my daughter yesterday, and we spoke about a lot of things – but we mostly talked about TIME.

How to handle it, what stresses you out about it, and how time can really expand for you if you stop pushing against it.

And what I determined was this – 

Time is here to work with me, not against me.

And the more that I stress out about my to-do list and all the things running around in my head, the more time will escape me.

So for today, take a moment NOW...

To take a deep breath in through you nose.

Hold the exhale for a count of 5 –

And release.

All of it.

All of the stress, the worry, 

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24 hours is enough

Twenty four hours is enough

To take the leap

Make the call

Write the chapter

Get moving

Find your missing _______.

Twenty four hours is MORE than enough

To stop waiting

To give it your all

To go past your limit

To surprise yourself


What will you do with these oh so precious 24 hours?

Waste them?

Whine about it?

Not take the leap?

Bitch and moan?

Play small?

No way.

Use them as they are

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Time Expands

Can you remember a time when you were busy doing something

And time seemed to expand and grow - and you were feeling like 

You were in the flow of life, and forgot about time altogether?

The connection between this feeling of flow and time is fascinating.

So, if you ever feel the reverse of Flow, try this:

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