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  • Writer's pictureLaura Greer

Transform Your Week: Achieve Big Results with Small Efforts

A ladder leading to success one step at a time

In the busyness of the lives we lead, I know I'm not the only person who's ever dealt with the tyranny of the urgent.

As soon as our feet hit the floor our minds are racing toward all the things. Those things will look different for each of us, but even the basics can overwhelm if we're not intentional with our mindset.

Enter quiet time and a few small efforts that can transform your week and lead you to achieve big results.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking. Laura, how can you even begin to think I have time for quiet? I have a family to feed, work to do, a house to keep, relationships to nurture, a gazillion unread emails, and so much more!

Whoa, take a breath there sister.

Seriously, breathe in for a count of eight and out for another count of eight. I'll wait.

Now repeat.

Yes, I'm serious. Still waiting...

Didn't that feel good?

Ok, now that your heart has settled down a little, allow me to challenge you to embrace a growth mindset around what quiet time and a few small efforts can do for us. The time of day doesn't matter. As long as we're setting ourselves up for successful transformation with small steps before we allow the busyness to creep in, we'll find ourselves well on the way to big results.

Most of the things we consider urgent really aren't. The news, email and social media can wait until we've taken just a few minutes of our day to embrace the quiet and intentionally focus on our self-care and growth.

When I manage to carve out some quiet time, my days are both more productive and more peaceful. We can get so distracted from the busyness of even the good things that it takes our focus off of the best things. If we truly want our doing to flow from our being, slowing down and taking some intentional steps to set the pace of the day can make a world of difference.

Here's your challenge this week, and I'm challenging myself as well. Take five to ten minutes each day (come on, we can spare that much), preferably in the morning to set the day's pace, unplug from any devices, and intentionally focus on something that is the best for you right now.

Choose now only one or two things that would be best for you this week. Remember, this is about small steps we can do in about ten minutes. What is it that you need to focus on to be well and to grow? It could be stretching a sore and achy body, drinking a tall class of water, a short walk to clear your mind and get your heart pumping, deep breathing, quiet time reading and/or journaling, creative writing or drawing, coloring therapy, a shower to awaken you, a combination of any of these, or you may have something else entirely.

We can all manage ten minutes, especially if we put our devices down. Let's do this!

Respond "I accept!" below to accept the challenge.

Also list one or two things that are intentionally the BEST for your

self-care and growth right now that you will do

for around ten minutes most days this week.

Then set an alarm on your phone to remind you each day.

A purple Let's Do This color smear

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