Day 33 Update

It’s hard to believe that this is my last week in my 40-day fast. I want to make this last week a great one! And even though the 40-day fast will be over, I will continue to make my writing a priority in my life.

I read a great article the other day about the “2 hour rule.” It said that people who are working on creative endeavors often think that they need large chunks of time to accomplish anything. But the reality is that most people can not sustain their creativity longer than a few hours.

Because it takes 15-20 minutes to really get “in the zone” for most creative people, a smaller chunk such as 30 minutes isn’t enough time.

Through various research, this writer found that a block of 2 hours seemed to be the ideal amount of time to work on something creative. He said that most people can arrange their lives to allow for 2 hours of uninterrupted time to work on their craft. It’s not so much time as to be daunting, but enough time to actually get something done.

I think this sounds logical, and I plan to implement the “2 hour rule” in my days going forward. Even once I start teaching piano again, I think I can manage a couple of hours at the end of the night to get some work done on my book. My friend Cliff says that writing is a battle won in inches, not miles. I need to think in sprints, not marathons.

All good advice to follow. I’m so thankful for those who can speak such wisdom into my life. I’m looking forward to this last week, and many weeks to come!

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2 thoughts on “Day 33 Update

  1. While I haven’t written on your blog until now, I have been following your journey. I have been getting more and more excited for you as you voice some of your thought processes. I have found that some of the things you relate apply to life in general. You have been very helpful to me. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. You are my shining star and I can hardly wait to read the final result.

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