Read MoreParkinson’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.
There are times in our lives when we feel called to do something completely different...
It can feel strange at first when an idea or an opportunity seems to fall out of thin air, and we realize that we MUST take action and go-do-that-thing, but it can be
Our logical brain gets involved and says,
No – and in colorful ways:
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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 –
All of it.
All of the stress, the worry,Read More
Twenty four hours is enough
To take the leap
Make the call
Write the chapter
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?
Whine about it?
Not take the leap?
Bitch and moan?
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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:Read More
Why is it so hard to set time for ourselves, but easy to fit in everything for everyone else?
One of the biggest reasons is because we're living in a reactive social climate.
Everything and everyone wants our attention - NOW.
So the only way to take time for yourself is to plan ahead and make it work for your schedule.
Try this...Read More