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Do you have time for you?

Posted Apr 01 2009 2:40pm

One of the things that I hear most often in my work with people is that they don’t have time.

‘I don’t have time to do this daily self-hypnosis.’

‘I don’t have time to be creative.’

Even, ‘I don’t have any time for me.’

Who was it who said that you don’t ‘ find time’; instead, you ‘ make time’?

When I think about it now, I don’t really have the time to write this blog post but I really want to do it. I can think of lots of things that I should be doing right now, but I want to do this. I want to share a very creative and motivating idea with you. It’s this:

Over at Robert Lee Brewer’s ‘Poetic Asides’ blog, y ou can write a poem a day for the month of April. It’s part of the Poem A Day Challenge. Here is how it works: Robert will post a new writing prompt each day on his blog; you write a poem in response to it and then you post your poem it in the comments for that day’s blog article. Wonderful!

How’s that for a way to kick-start your creativity and make soem regular time for you?

I am doing it every day for the month of April. Come and join me!

Because we are almost a working day in front of Robert here in the UK, I may be doing it retrospectively, responding to his previous day’s prompt, because I know that the best time for my poem-making is first thing in the morning before I start working with clients. But that is OK because Robert is very kindly extending the deadline for the last day of April to make room for us ‘international’ writers.

You get a certificate too… and there are prizes!

There are already over 160 poems in the first day’s blog comments. How’s about that!

As Robert says: ‘I say I’ve almost always got time, because I make time for my writing. And I improvise. If you really want to write, I’m sure you’re always ready and able to do the same.’

Of course, I would add that a little regular self-hypnosis helps too. :-)

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