Fifteen Minutes a Day – What Good Thing Will You Do Today?

Emperor Angelfish

I posted a challenge on Sunday about devoting just 15 minutes a day to something worthwhile for the next six days. A number of you are undertaking some important endeavors, and I’m excited about your goals and plans. If you’re just now reading about the idea, feel free to jump right in!

For my 15 daily minutes I committed to take photos, and I shot this one yesterday when my son and I stopped at a pet shop. This striking saltwater fish is an Emperor Angelfish, and he was very shy so I stood still and waited for several minutes until he came out of hiding. I’ve never seen a fish with such beautiful markings.

How about you? If you’d made some time for something important, I’d love to hear what you’re up to.


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Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

4 thoughts on “Fifteen Minutes a Day – What Good Thing Will You Do Today?”

  1. Love your picture. The blue is really intense. I spent yesterday’s 15 minutes finalizing the basic outline of my writing project and was surprised that I could actually get it done. For the rest of the week I will be breaking down each section and writing a detailed outline. It’s funny, I successfully use the 15 minute idea to get things done like cleaning and cooking, etc but never thought about doing it for my projects. Guess you’re never too old to learn new things…at least new ways to use old ideas!

    • You accomplished a lot in 15 minutes, Gretchen. Congratulations, and I’m pulling for you to continue your momentum on the section outlines. Woo hoo! 🙂

  2. Done. Not sure the journal writing is entirely working yet, but it’s nice to get the stress out. I love your photos, the blues are so amazing!

    • Georgina, I’ve been rereading Julia Cameron’s book “The Right to Right” this week. She encourages writers to write daily Morning Pages longhand, and says this: “Morning Pages bear witness to our lives. They increase our conscious contact with spiritual guidance. They prioritize our days while they miniaturize our censor, allowing us to write more freely and effectively. …What you want to do is catch yourself unaware, to record things you didn’t really know you were thinking.” From one writer to another my hope for you is that your journal writing encourages and frees you in ways that maybe aren’t even yet evident. I’m pulling for you. 🙂


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