The truth is, we are all human. We sometimes set goals and lose focus- with every rationale reason behind it. The new season of our favorite TV show comes out, napping seems to be the better option, etc.
But here’s some more hopeful truth- there is no better time than the present. That project you always wanted to finish but never seem to have the time for? Set aside ten minutes today to get working on it again. You’ll be surprised that while you might cringe thinking of those ten minutes- you will want to keep working and working and ten minutes may turn into 2 hours!
My mom gave me two of the most life-changing books ever. The problem- I was in college, and never seemed to have “time” for them. Recently I saw them staring me down one day and I felt the urge to actually open them and see what was inside. It takes me about ten minutes of my day total to log in these books- and it’s some of the most positive impacts on my life. The books include a gratitude log of the day, a daily affirmation, and asks you to list things that would make today great. While these seemed kind of silly in the beginning, I have found that my mood for the day has changed drastically and I am so much more aware of my surroundings.
The power of gratitude is something that can’t be taken away from anyone. So spend the extra ten minutes of your day to work towards that goal you’ve been meaning to get to. Don’t have a goal in mind? Then spend five minutes writing down three things you are grateful for that day. The power of positive thinking is INCREDIBLE. It can change the mood of your entire day. Not to mention it has inspired me to be more organized with my schedule and overall life! Something about physically writing things down truly makes the difference.