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!

2 comments:

  1. I really like your blog... the 20 minute idea is great. I usually spend 20 minutes just goofing around on the computer in the morning while my little one is waking up... I wonder what I could do if I just unplugged during that time instead...

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  2. Thank you Jenn! :-)) Amazing where we can find the 20 minutes and "steal" it from when we really look, isn't it? Yes, time spent on the computer is one of those places to steal from, indeed!

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