Friday, September 17, 2010
What could you do with just 20 minutes a day?
Busy. Busyness. Running. Here and there. No time. Let's suppose you could carve just 20 minutes out of your day to do something you're passionate about. Let's suppose that passion is writing. Molly Peacock, poet and creative nonfiction writer (CBC.ca) talks about finding 20 minutes in your day to write. In fact, she assigns her students the task of writing just 14 lines of poetry in that 20 minutes using a timer. I love this idea! Just 20 minutes of your day...every day: part of a lunch hour, a fragment of a commute, a period of time spent waiting in the myriad of lines and offices (See my very first post called Wait Mode). Peacock even suggests that you can produce the material for a book with a year of 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week and 14 lines at a time! What a concept! What can YOU do with 20 minutes a day? Now go set your timer and get busy doing what you love for 20 minutes!