The Power of an Hour: New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t normally make New Year’s Resolutions, but I do have a plan for the new year.

I’m going to devote an hour each weekday to a project I want to accomplish.

You can get a lot done in an hour a day. Think about it: there are 260 weekdays in a year, and even if you take off some for life’s inevitable interruptions, that’s, say, 240 hours spent doing something. During that amount of time, you can become pretty good at something, or get quite a bit of something done.

I believe in the power of an hour, because it’s how I wrote each of my books: working for an hour each day. I like breaking down seemingly huge tasks into small “bites” that are easier to swallow. It makes big tasks look do-able, and it’s a way each of us can be kinder to ourselves, as well — always a good thing.

What is there in your life that you need to do, but have kept putting off? Why not devote an hour to it each day? You can begin today, and a year from now I bet you’ll be amazed by how far you’ve come.

Now, I need to get out of here. I have an hour’s worth of something I’m ready to get started on 🙂

Happy 2015, everybody!

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4 thoughts on “The Power of an Hour: New Year’s Resolutions

  1. You never cease to amaze me, in a good way. Honestly I thought you already devoted an hour a day to a cool project?? I love the concept. When I get working again, I honestly don’t know I will be able to find an hour to play, daily, but I shall try. HAPPY 2015 TO EVERY BRAUN!

  2. I need to try to write my memoirs this year. Maybe I need to devote an hour a day to that. Thanks for encouraging me to set the goal.

  3. Even after having to learn to do this when my kids were younger, somehow it is still hard for me to break bigger tasks into smaller bites, I tend to want to work on one thing til it’s done, but that’s seldom possible.

  4. Excellent encouragement, Susan. I’ve discovered even with 30 minutes, 3 times a week, I can get some major projects accomplished. Now just to be disciplined to even do that! Thanks for sharing that this DOES work; you’re proof.

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