Maybe it’s more movement, more exercise, maybe it’s a spiritual practice or learning something new, maybe it’s journaling or reading a book that you’ve been wanting to read. Maybe it’s straightening something in your home or your desk, spending time with your wife or kids, or learning a new skill.
Many of us despise the little things, the little times. We feel that if we want to make a major change we need a major overhaul and we get so overwhelmed that we never take that first step.
So today I want you to realize the power of setting aside 10 minutes a day.
Ten minutes a day to start opening up a new space, a new channel in your life for change.
Ten minutes may not seem like a lot, but it’s not just that 10 minutes and what you get done in that 10 minutes; it’s also the fact that you’re opening up and setting aside this new space, that your attention is now going to this new arena.
The compounding of that over time is amazingly powerful.
Don’t despise the power of this—if there’s something you’re feeling the desire to add or to bring into your life, rather than feel frustrated that you haven’t done a major overhaul or don’t have more time to do it, recognize the power of 10 minutes and set aside that time.
You can grab 10 minutes a day on a break and start reading or learning something new.
You could set aside 10 minutes at the end of your day to journal, and you might not even do a whole lot, but you’ve now set that time aside–that “space” aside–to see what will come out of it, and what will come to you.
I know for me, working at home, sometimes I feel there’s always more to do, and there were times, especially in the beginning, when I kept pushing aside my family who wanted my attention.
Yes, you do want to block off focused time for work, especially if you’re working at home, which is a whole new dynamic becoming more and more common these days; but during an afternoon or on a break you can grab 10 minutes to focus on one of your kids or on your spouse—10 minutes to read a story or step outside—it may not seem like a lot, but it is—you give that undivided focused attention to somebody or to something that’s important to you, and you start to create that space that, compounded over time, creates powerful results.
Ten minutes won’t really take that much out of your day, your work, or anything you need to do, but 10 minutes given to your child on a consistent basis will make a difference to them…a big difference over time.
Ten minutes given to a new habit, 10 minutes for some quiet time, a quick walk, or journaling — will make a difference.
Plus you’re creating that new space that eventually may grow into more than 10 minutes. But even if it doesn’t, that 10 minutes itself will compound over time…and will actually have an effect on you and your day beyond the 10 minutes itself!
So now I have a question.
Take a moment…and then decide…
What’s one area you could devote 10 minutes per day to that would make a difference in your life?
How about taking action and anchoring this decision by sharing it in the comments below? And feel free to share your own experience with the power of 10 minutes a day.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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