Early last month when everyone was posting about goals and words of the year, and new year stuff, I saw this pic linked by, I think Becky Higgins of Project Life fame.
I went to have a read further and I tell you I was shocked and inspired and rapped over the knuckles in all the good ways.
Do you see those 12 albums?
This lady did all of those albums in one year.
What’s even more amazing is that she used those bits of time every day when she used to take out her phone and scroll through Facebook and Instagram, to get her scrapbooking done.
I’m amazed and inspired.
Then there’s Modern Mrs Darcy who I’ve linked to many times on this blog.
She reads a lot.
I mean, I read a lot for someone who works full-time. But she really reads a lot. Whenever internet people talk about reading, the conversation comes around to Anne Bogel 🙂
I’ve head her say on her blog and on podcasts that she always has a book with her. Always.
When she’s standing in a queue, she whips out her phone and again, no Instagram or Facebook, she reads from her Kindle app.
When she walks, she’s listening to an audio book.
She uses all the bits of time to read.
No wonder she reads over a hundred books a year.
You might think, “wow, I could never do that” or “I’m not into reading or scrapbooking”.
That’s not the point.
I guarantee you there’s something you love to do that you wish you had more time for.
I wonder how much more of whatever it is you want, you can get by reducing your social media time.
I started carrying a book when Dion’s driving and we’re going a long way (40 mins plus) on the highway. I can’t read in stop-start traffic (suburban) but on an empty highway, I can read very easily. I’ve always taken a book when I use the Gautrain to go see clients. In fact, I read a good 80 pages of a non-fiction book one day.
Can you think of one small change you can make that will make a big difference in your life, when it’s all added up?
PS I hit 300 followers on the Organising Queen Instagram account. Yay and thanks for following 🙂