I woke up thinking about James Clear’s words on breaking a bad cycle. He writes this:
“It only takes five minutes to break the cycle. Five minutes of exercise and you are back on the path. Five minutes of writing and the manuscript is moving forward again. Five minutes of conversation and the relationship is restored. It doesn’t take much to feel good again.”
I especially like the “five minutes of conversation” idea. When trying to reconnect with someone you’ve lost touch with, for example, five minutes can start a fresh cycle of warm, loving connection. I also think about things I don’t necessarily want to do. When I start–for just five minutes–I’m on a new path of productivity.
It doesn’t take much.