It took me a long time to realize that if I stopped whining about not having enough time I could instead concentrate on the time I did have.
This week, I'd like to give you examples of what you can do in Five Minutes. Everybody has five minutes here and there, right?
• Dust one room.
• Sort one load of laundry and throw it in the washer.
• Clear off the counter tops in your kitchen.
• Load the dishwasher.
• Make one bed.
• Clean the mirrors in one bathroom.
• Take the stairs and get some exercise.
• Stretch at your desk.
• Eat an apple
• Clear out your email (on your private pc or smartphone I hope).
• Jot down a to-do list for when you walk out of the office.
• Clean your desk.
• Check their homework.
• Braid your little girl's hair.
• Lay out their clothes for the next day.
• Give them a hug. (Good for all ages.)
• Write an "I love you" note to hide in their lunch bag the next day.
• Inspect nails and teeth before saying goodnight.
• Give yourself a mini-facial and clean your face with a good herbal scrub.
• Moisturize your hands and elbows.
• Write a short note to your best friend and ask how they are.
• Read a magazine article.
• Sit back and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea.
• Listen to your favorite song.
• Pet your dog or cat.
What else can you do in five minutes or less?