The ’10 Minute’ Exercise (3/8)

Set a timer for ten minutes and just start a project. This act tells inspiration you are ready. This intentional focus on creativity dramatically increases the creative output at work and at home.

Why set a timer for ten minutes? Because sometimes the feeling that you have to sit for hours to create is a mental block. If you give yourself permission to do it for just ten minutes, your mind relaxes and says, “sure I can do that”. Most days I spend much more than ten minutes on what I’m creating. But if I sat down knowing I’d be there for hours, I wouldn’t start.

Contributor: Susan Rose from

Written by James Metcalfe

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