Something I read this morning inspired me so I thought I'd immediately put it into practice. In fact, it jives with things I've written here before...
We are creatures of habits so the best thing we can do is create great habits. Lots of books will tell you to start your day by reading for (fill in the blank) minutes and writing for (fill in the blank) minutes. As for me, that fill in the blank is 10 minutes. I find that between exercising, getting ready for work, talking to my wife, walking my dog etc., I've been able to successfully build in 10 minutes of quiet reading and writing. Has it changed my life? Nope. Not yet but it gets my brain moving (or to quote James Altucher, it at least gets my brain at a light sweat). I'm not suggesting that 10 minutes should be your magic number but I am suggesting taking some time to figure what that magic number is. Start at 5 minutes (or less if you need) and build from there.
Three other suggestions:
1) Set a timer - that way you'll know and have specificity
2) See if you can squeeze in a little quiet mediation/thinking time and
3) Let me know how it goes
Robert is an Executive and Business Development Coach. You can read him here or on www.younonprofitnow.com