Like many others, my to-do list these days is a mile long.
Just this morning, I was writing today's list of things I needed to get done in my journal and I ran out of lines. (It's going to be a really busy day apparently!)
But as I looked down my list, everything I had written there had something to do with work:
- New course
- Send chat to Tim
- Logo design in Canva
- Start new website
- Research Medium
- Write 300 words on the book
And while these things are certainly important, I wondered where the 'me' time was.
The other day, I read somewhere about taking time to read for pleasure for 21 minutes every day in 2021. Just 21 minutes. I could certainly squeeze that in!
I started yesterday and read 21 minutes of a novel that I have been wanting to read for a while, but always pushed it to the side to read some book that will help me with my business.
These 21 minutes felt like a total indulgence...and I loved it!
The funny thing is that after my 21 minutes were up, I went back to work with a different attitude. I tackled more of those things on my to-do list with a little more energy. I didn't feel so drained.
It's funny how just 21 minutes can do that.
I am a former 4th-grade teacher and the founder of Teach Write LLC. I believe that teachers who write make the best teachers of writers.