Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tuesday Tip!!!

I have lots of people who mention that they enjoy visiting my blog! I think to myself "Wow", because when I began this several months ago, it never dawned on me the response I would receive. Usually followed close behind they enjoy reading is the question "How do you find the time". So today being my "Tip" day I thought I would share something I read this past Saturday. I hope it will answer those questions on having time for the things we love. You or most of you know I am a big fan of Flylady.com. It is a organization blog, actually it is a lady and several of her friends who help you set up routines to get your life organized. This could relate to home, what your having for dinner, or making time for yourself. I want to give credit to Flylady
for today's tip. Please check out her site if you haven't already.
I came across this article today about the benefits of reading just 15minutes a day: Suppose you read about 250 words a minute and that you resolve to devote just 15 minutes a day. In one year (356 days) you would read for 5,475 minutes. Multiply that times 250 words per minute and you get 1,368,750 words per year. Now most books have between 300 and 400 words per page. So if we take 350 words per page and divide that into1,368,750 words per year we get 3,910 pages per year. This means that at 250 words a minute, fifteen minutes a day you could read about 20 average sized books a year! We can improve our minds and set another great example for our children, just by reading 15 minutes a day.
FlyLady here: Not only can you read for 15 minutes a day but you can write for 15 minutes a day. I believe all of us have a book waiting to come to life and we can write for 15 minutes each day. So you can write 200 words a day times 365 days. You have 73,000 words which makes a 200 page book. There is just something about writing every day. On the Internet it is called Blogging. I have been blogging before it was even a word. Journaling is another term for it. This is the best way to get your feeling out of you so you don't have to stew about them or document your happy feelings and God Breezes. Consistency is what makes these new habits blessings in our lives. You can do anything for 15 minutes.
So there you go, you have it in a nutshell.....so simple why didn't we think of that!!!! Have a blessed week and spend just 15 minutes of each day doing something you love. It will not only make a difference in your life, but just maybe for those who are watching your example.

1 comment:

KJ said...

Hi Sheila! Just checking in...

I am familiar with the Fly.lady. She does have a great deal of good information to offer. I have tried to enlist 2x but the amount of email that had to be read—and one I even consolidated into one email—really weighted me down. I think I got more done without reading the emails although I picked up some fabulous tips. I know that it boils down to discipline.

In the short time of observing your life, I must say that you strike me as an organized, well-ordered type of gal. Our blogs do reveal things about us, that's for sure.

Have a wonderful evening—what's left of it.

Talk to you soon,