Wednesday, December 30, 2009

10-Minute Solution

I think it is appropriate that I am finally getting around to posting, and it's 10:10. Why is that significant you ask? Because I have decided that I will adopt a new way of self-care, ten minutes at a time. You know, sort of like the 10-Minute Solution that is in every magazine in the world in the month of January.

There are three things that I would like to regularly incorporate into my life: disciplined writing, regular exercise, and time for meditation.

You may remember a few weeks ago, I posted about writing in ten-minute intervals. Yesterday, I thought, Why not adopt the ten-minute interval for everything you want to do?

I've read and heard that exercise done three times a day for ten minutes is as good as one thirty minute session. And I know I can meditate for ten minutes without getting squirmy (I've actually done as many as forty minutes), so that should be manageable too.

Who can't spare ten minutes three or four times a day? I spend that much time checking Facebook, reading blogs and horoscopes, playing solitaire, daydreaming on and off all day. I figure too that once I start writing/walking/meditating for ten minutes, it'll be so enjoyable that I'll want to do it a little longer.

I'll keep you posted, but my plan is to start on New Years Day. And since I made that other change in my life four years ago, I won't be hungover. Nice feeling. Really.


ciara rain said...

wow you really make alot of sense, i have only read your todays post but iam going to look at some more, its crazy the hole tem minutes thing sounds like it could work thanks i will be following your blog from now on ciara

Virginia S. Wood, PsyD said...

Congratulations on "that other change." What a difference four years can make!

MitMoi said...

10 minutes sounds SO manageable. And reasonable. Dang you - NOW what excuses do I have?!?

(grumble, grumble, grumble)

Hello New Year's Resolution ... THAT I WASN'T GOING TO MAKE.

You go! I bet you'll exceed at this too!

wv = colest ... (a coleslaw making specialist!)

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Kudos Mamie!!!!!!