10-Minute Changes

I played!Miss Abby takes a break after 10 minutes of playing with her toys.

Abby taught me a valuable lesson about using your time for the things that are important to you.

As I washed my dishes, I realized it only takes about 10 minutes to do them.  Other projects throughout the day — sweeping the floor, sorting and beginning a load of laundry, gathering the garbage, cleaning the kitty litter box, etc., etc. — may also only take five to 10 minutes at a clip, but combined, they can add up to hours!

Then I find myself asking, ‘Where did the day go?’

Sound familiar?

Instead of fretting about lost time, I decided today to look at taking 10 minutes like Abby does — creating a priority and giving it my all.  Light bulb!!  I’ve procrastinated much, much too long on finding the time to do what gives me joy.  If I take just 10 minutes to write my blog or organize my pictures or (list any other project or task) that sparks my creativity and passion, I can chip away at the projects that never seem to get done, despite my enthusiasm and desire to do them.  Instead of jumping right into work, I can infuse a sense of creativity and passion into my day by giving myself 10 minutes.

Yes, I know sometimes those 10-minute projects turn into 15, 20 or 30.  But what encouragement, motivation and joy comes from that time — priceless!

Ten minute changes can make a difference.

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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