Confession time: I HAVE NOT WANTED TO BE PRODUCTIVE FOR AGES!
Ok, that is off my chest. I wish I was being dramatic; but, alas, I am not. I have been struggling with it so badly.
Today I thought I would pull myself up by my bootstraps (except that I am wearing flats) and get in gear. I am beginning another personal blog regarding a line of my children’s ministry products. To that end, I needed to go through my stash of articles on children’s ministry and see if I can re-purpose a few.
What to my wandering eyes did appear? But an article on “The Power of 15 Minutes” that I wrote! It was good stuff.
The premise? Just work for 15 minutes. And repeat it a few times during the day. 15 Minutes can be powerful. I discovered this when I was pregnant with my second child. I was on bed rest for what seemed like forever. I was allowed up for 15 minutes every 2 hours. Wow, did I ever learn how to make those 15 minutes count.
That message resurfaced today, I am sure, straight from heaven itself. OK, Pat, divide your day into 15 minutes segments. Work hard for 15, have a tea. Work hard for 15, knit for a bit. Work hard for 15, have a tea. Repeat.
Off, I go. I hope this helps someone out there that is struggling. Trying to get your writing list accomplished? Set a timer. Work for 15, whether it is brilliant or not. Getting moving is quite often the crucial element. Then repeat that process. Soon, we will be cruising (hopefully).
Try it! Report back.
Off for my 15 minutes of work. (Or should I get a tea first?)