Sunday Inspiration: Block it Out!


So how are those New Year’s resolutions coming on Day 3?

I shared my writing resolutions for the new year here at my blog on Wednesday.  The problem with resolutions in my mind is that they are too abstract, idealistic, and impractical. My philosophy when it comes to resolutions is the same I have for writing: “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

And the club is time.

I read a blog recently with the message that to organize your life you must block out time for that which is most important, instead of assuming it will somehow magically happen in between everything else that occurs in life. That makes all the sense in the world to me, and I believe this wisdom works for resolutions as well: you can achieve them only if you block out the time.

Want to be healthy? Block out time at the gym.

Want to lose weight? Block out time to plan the right menus and purchase the right foods?

Want to improve your relationship with someone? Block out time to spend with them.

Want to be a writer? Block out time to read and write.

Want peace and inspiration? Block out time for solitude and relaxation.

So get out your calendar and block it out with what’s important to you in this coming year.

And in the meantime? Next Sunday enjoy another story that I found on Facebook about figuring out what really matters. The images in that one will stay with you–and you’ll start the new year with a good laugh. I saw it on Facebook, and loved it. Hope you will, too.


  1. Jan Warren on January 4, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I broke mine on the first. It was to have more patience and I popped off to DH. *sigh* After 58 years you’d think I wouldn’t respond as I did.

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