Can I tell you a secret? // BRAVE Heights

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One Little Word - Brave via Campfire Chic
The thing about the newsletter today’s blog post came from: I had it scheduled for mid-October but I kept moving it back a few days each week and thought to myself, “I’ll get to it then…when things slow down”. It took me being suck at home with a wicked cold to get my ass in front of my computer to send it to my mailing list. I promised myself I could rest once I got the email out.
Why? Because I realized that I could keep putting it off, keep making excuses, and it would never get out. You’re probably thinking that I’m crazy to hold a nap hostage as I typed this out to my mailing list, how I’m totally irresponsible and probably prolonged my sickness because I wasn’t properly resting. And maybe you’re right.But I viewed it is a 10 minute break from sipping tea and marathoning Covert Affairs (thanks, Amazon Prime). Breaks like this remind me that while I can’t sit in front of the computer for hours and plug away at my ever-growing to-do list, I can do something.

And that’s what I want to talk about today…my secret to getting things done: 10-minute tasks (similar to the 2 minute rule Kristin blogged about a while back).

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
– Thomas A. Edison (click to tweet)

October’s brave intention was to go to brave heights. Sounds pretty lofty, huh? But I’m framing it in a way that will hopefully sound a little more attainable…keep moving and you’ll get to your destination. My 10-minute breaks help me wear away the giant pile of to-dos so I can keep moving, even if that means I’m moving kind of slowly.My 10-minute tasks from this past week (November 11 to today):

  • Contacted 2 people for interviews on Campfire Chic
  • Folded the towels and put them away
  • Wrote a testimonial for a blogger/coach I greatly admire
  • Updated my notes for the media kit that’s been on the back burner for months
It may not seem like a lot, but to me, it’s a great amount. It helps me keep things moving and helps get me closer to more naps! My challenge for you this month is to take 10 minutes to do something you’ve been putting off. Get it off of your list and move on.

What 10-minute tasks could you do today?


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2013 Brave Newsletter One Little Word

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  • Kim November 19, 2013, 10:27 am

    Yes! Good call – thank you.

    I could: write a testimonial (three months in the making) for my birth doula’s website, or hammer out a piece of flash fiction (because I really, really need to start doing that kind of thing), or work on my journal project.

    Love it. You’re right. Ten tiny minutes – there’s really no excuse, is there?

    • Kam December 4, 2013, 7:56 am

      LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

  • Kristin - My Life as a Teacup November 21, 2013, 6:47 pm

    2 minutes, 10 minutes – stuff gets DONE and feels WONDERFUL!


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