I received a lovely little gift in the mail from Anthropolgie, which fully delighted me in design and message. (NOTE: If you fancy this too, you should sign up for the yellow ANTHRO loyalty card which triggers delights like this during your birthday month).
A few days later, I happened to be indulging in a FEW HOURS FOR ME at a writing workshop at The Mark Twain House. I met another attendee, Megan McDonough, a yoga instructor, mom and marketing consultant known for bringing “yoga concepts into the corporate world, and business concepts into the yoga world” (Yogahub). Megan recently authored the book, A Minute for Me, a guide for bringing awareness and attention to your days, sixty seconds at a time. We talked about busy mommy days, and I mentioned how my post about the need for an occasional girls’ weekend resonated with many of my friends and readers — and how the Anthropolgie birthday card advertising “ME” time felt like such a home run.
Megan sent me a copy of A Minute for Me. As I read it, I am most aware of one thing: I think I need this book even more than Me Time at The Mall. Each chapter in the book includes a short story from Megan’s life, and a few questions triggering a sixty-second personal reflection related to the story, like these:
“Notice today when your mind starts weaving a story that doesn’t exist anywhere but in your imagination. It’s interesting how often this happens once you begin to watch for it.” (Page 65)
“We all have things we want to experience or accomplish in this precious life. The sad part is that many of us never get to it, instead becoming ensnared in daily stuff. Most of that stuff is not even meaningful to us. It’s just a distraction. Today, practice the art of tunnel vision. Block out the dirty dishes and dance to loud music…Commit to tunnel vision, at least for 60 seconds. That measly minute of tunnel vision builds a powerful concentration muscle.” (Page 105)
Need a minute for YOU?
I thought so, and happily Megan’s publisher agreed to give a copy of this book to one of my readers. On Sunday (Mother’s Day), I will randomly select the winner and arrange for the book to be sent to you.
Enter By MIDNIGHT, Saturday, May 12th, by:
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If you’ve already done all that (THANK YOU!!) or have commitment issues, just leave a note on this post telling me how you would spend a “minute for you.” (I know the site is having issues with comments from cell phones, so please try to comment from a computer/IPAD, or you can email your comment to email@example.com).