1% or Bust

Just 1% 

1% 0f anything is not very much, is it? Well, not maybe all of the time, like how much I forget what people tell me. It’s probably more but I don’t remember.

1% of anything is not very much, is it? How much of a day is 1%? 

Well, if you do the math, it is 14 minutes

eMindful worked this out for their members

14 minutes

 

OK. Let’s make a list of all the things you can do in 14 minutes, according to my schedule (your mileage may vary):

 

  • wash the kitchen floor
  • water the plants in the greenhouse
  • make a shopping list
  • read a chapter of my current book, Annie Proulx’s Barkskins
  • bathroom sink and shower tidy up
  • iron 4 articles of clothing
  • shop at the local supermarket
  • shine a pair of shoes
  • plant 3 pots of basil
  • pick sycamore seedlings out of the drivewayMowing the grass taken from above
  • deadhead front garden daffodils
  • do a Facetime with my daughter
  • take a walk
  • detour through Denburn Woods
  • prepare an easy meal for 2
  • make a rhubarb smoothie from garden to glass
  • Make 3/4 telephone calls to arrange appointments
  • vacuum living room carpet
  • eat a meal
  • sew 2 buttons onwalking in the woods
  • listen to a symphony
  • research a topic for my blog
  • get a loaf of bread started in the breadmaker
  • much, much more

I am sure you can add plenty more. Please put some ideas in the comment box below to share.

What eMindful suggested is for people to devote 14 minutes (as much as you would spend dusting daily) on Mindfulness meditation. It seems so little, but it easily gets over the knotty question of ‘How long should I meditate?’. I would say for beginners, that it is not how long you meditate but the discipline and quality of your precious time spent.

 

The people who argue most that they don’t have time Mindfulness are the ones who need it the most.

Please tell me what you think about 1% or Bust. I will answer everyone.

Tracy

 

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