Thursday, May 30, 2013

Five Tasks You Can Accomplish in Five Minutes

You only have five minutes before you zoom out the door for DS’s soccer match, a hair appointment, or DD’s dance lesson. What can you accomplish in that short amount of time? You may be surprised how five little minutes can make a big difference in your life. 

v  Pray for guidance, protection, our nation’s leaders, your family, and your kids’ teachers. If you home school, you need all the prayer you can get!

v  Writers: revise one paragraph or sentence of your WIP. Readers: devour a quick snack of the novel you’re reading.

v  Open God’s Word and see what wisdom, love, or new ideas pop out as you meditate. 

v  Write a thank you note to a fellow blogger, teacher, or mentor who’s inspired you.

v  Answer an email from a friend. Since you reap whatever you sow, God is sure you send you a morsel of encouragement the next time you need it.

What ways do you make the most of wee snippets of time?

 

 

12 comments:

  1. It's amazing how much you can do in 5 minutes. Thanks for the inspiration. Too often, I waste the 5 minutes.
    ~FringeGirl

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    1. Dear Fringe Girl: I waste too much time, too. That's why I preach to myself!

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  2. Good advice, Jen! I like to call these snippets little pockets of time. It's amazing what you can fit into one little pocket. :)

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    1. Yes, Karen, all those little minutes add up.

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  3. Pull weeds in a small flower bed
    Straighten a section of countertop or the coffee table
    Empty the dishwasher
    Fold a dryer-load of clothes
    Wash a window or two.
    Make a phone call to someone on my prayer list to get update

    (OK. I think I've just planned my next 30 minutes!)

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    1. Oh, Rebecca, I love these ideas! Thank you sooooo much.

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  4. I love to pray when I have those little snippets of time. I also like to do whatever little physical exercise I can, i.e. calf raises while standing in line, etc.

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    1. Oh, great idea to do exercises, Shelly. Does talking count as jaw exercise?

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  5. Thanks for the reminder not to waste those minutes, which I too often do. I like your suggestions.

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    1. Thanks, Barb. I appreciate your support here.

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  6. Pray, send emails, encourage someone.

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  7. If I have only 5 minutes, it's a toss-up between updating my task list or taking out the garbage.

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