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Thread: !5 minutes a day challenge

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    This idea is not originally mine.

    Challenge yourself to do something quilting related for at least 15 minutes a day.

    Lots of days most of us get caught up with life and don't get to sew or quilt. Why bother if you can only do 15 minutes.

    If you set your goal to 15 minutes, it is easier to accomplish. Often I can be unmotivated or tired and don't feel like it. But I say well I can manage the 15 minutes. It is surprising how much can get done in a week at that rate even if it's only cutting or chain piecing or organizing your stash.

    Lots of times the 15 minutes morphs into an hour or more.

    It has been surprising to me how pyschologically beneficial this has been for me since I accepted this challenge.

    Do I sew or quilt every single day for 15 minutes? No of course not, but I get lots more done over time since I started this than I did before.

    Anybody with me?

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    Yes...I'll commit to that...at the moment I have a mass of things going on in my life...the 15 mins will be like a form of quilting meditation. I am convinced quilting and gardening are keeping me from a state of collapse.

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    Janie, I'm totally with you!!!
    I had a dear older friend who quilted 20 minutes every morning and you wouldn't believe how much that adds up!! It was her time to "meditate" and I always remembered it.
    Thanks so much for the reminder!!

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    Does browsing the quilting board count? LOL

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    I think it might be good for me mentally,so I will commit.

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    Great idea. I'm going to try that starting tomorrow.

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    Me Me Me I do work on something related to quilting just about everyday, whether it be sewing, cutting fabric, looking thru quiltig magazines, reading thru this board...Often when I am watching TV, I will sew when the commercials come on as my machine is only about 10 ft. away, and as you said, you would be surprised at how it can all add up..I feel like my sewing is a sort of therapy for me. I will often listen to my MP3 player with Christian music while I sew. Sometimes the time flies by and I have to remind myself to eat etc, by the way Happy Quilting!!!

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    I'm in.

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    This is a great idea count me in 15 minutes a day is doable for me!

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    Sounds good to me!

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