I took a time out from my usual schedule. I found it gave me the space to reinvent how I use my time. I invite you to try a similar experiment. Here are some tips that can have you getting more done with less effort. Try this for the next week and let me know what you discover.
- Schedule 15 minutes blocks of time each day when you are solely focused on one action item. No interruptions or distractions. Watch how much you can do in 15 minutes when you stay focused.
- Drink 8 oz. of water in the first half hour after you wake up and before you go to sleep at night. You’ll feel better and your digestion will be improved.
- Do nothing. Be still for 5-15 minutes each day and see what comes up.
- Say “thank you” to 3 people every day. Expressing your gratitude will make you feel good and it will brighten up the day of those helpful people in your life.
- Read for pleasure 15 minutes each day. You decide what you read, it might be a novel, could be a non-fiction book, magazine or blog post.
- Write every day. If you want to improve your writing, get more comfortable with it, or complete a longer project like a book, commit to writing every day. My friend, Nina Amir presentation about this. She has done this several times and produced many books and articles. As she tells it, you could have the first draft of your manuscript completed in about six months. If you are a blogger, you could “Blog Your Book” as Nina did with posts of approximately 250 words each day, five days a week.