This week I have really lacked motivation - especially for finishing up any of the many projects I've been working on over the last several weeks. While in my slump I managed to go to the library where I picked up a few creative DIY books. One I liked in particular is Creative Girl -The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career. by Katharine Sise. One of the tips I have been putting into action is her "Ten Minute Rule". Basically, the reasoning is that anyone can do anything for ten minutes- so tell yourself you'll work on the task you are avoiding for only TEN minutes. Easy enough! Of course, most of the time you find that once you get started - it's not so bad and you may want to just keep going after all. Her trick works so well because STARTING a task is usually the hardest part. So by following the ten-minute rule, you train yourself to get good at starting. A super simple way to get moving and re-focused on your stalled projects.