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October 19th, 2019
Let’s see if this sounds familiar.
You spend hours researching and planning. Perhaps even you do this for multiple sessions. And then at the very end, right when you think you’re done, one last contingency or detail comes into your mind. You mull it over for a few seconds and decide that it’s already taken care of or you assume that it’ll work out. And then that last little detail comes back to haunt you in a way that makes all your previous preparations useless.
If only – you might find yourself saying – you’d only taken 10 more minutes to look up a few things.
It’s incredible the use to which 10 minutes can be put to.
Ruined projects aside, meditation is probably the best example.
Just 10 measly minutes a day of meditating can have staggeringly large effects after enough time.
And then when someone has passed away, we often find ourselves thinking about the huge amount we’d be willing to pay or sacrifice just to have another 10 minutes with that person.
Even just 10 minutes of exercise is enough to trigger the hormonal responses that account for the large majority of benefits that come from exercise.
If you sleep 8 hours a day, then that gives you 10 minutes during the day 96 times.
It’s going to run out anyhow, whether we like it or not.
Perhaps a few more of those 10 minute chunks could be devoted to better things.