I’ve heard it said a few times over the years…”schedule thinking time into your day”. In addition, I heard that if you’ve got a very busy day ahead, schedule a significantly longer thinking time that day.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to do constructive thinking for 30 minutes a day. My first 30 minutes of constructive thinking time began Thursday morning. It was a great time, and when the timer went off 30 minutes later, I was sad that I hadn’t set more time aside for this. Later that evening I took another 1.5 hours to continue with constructive thinking. On Friday morning my 30 minutes of constructive thinking time turned into 4 hours. It was incredible!!! I basically wrote a talk during that time. Again I was sad that I couldn’t carry on for longer.
Since then, I have deprived myself of time for constructive thinking, and I recognize that I have been craving it. Why have I deprived myself? A lack of discipline. Not deliberate and focused. Letting old habits win. Self sabotage.
Bottom line is, I loved my constructive thinking time. I felt inspired during that time. I felt fulfilled, productive, deliberate, focused.
It’s time to make it a new, good habit. I know the effort will be more than worth it.