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Take 5

Why does it feel like Monday comes around all too quickly? Sometimes I view Monday as a fresh start. Other times I see it as a curse. Some days I just want to take a break. What would it take for me to feel like I’ve accomplished something during the week? Maybe it’s as simple as taking 5.

Generally when you talk about taking 5 it means you are going to take a break. I’d like to propose changing its meaning to something different and more effective than taking a break.

When I look at my to-do list or see the clutter in various areas of my home, I can get overwhelmed. But, I’ve found that taking just 5 minutes several times a day to work on a task or pick up an area of my home makes a huge difference.

So, let’s give this a try. Take 5 minutes out of every hour to work on something that needs to be done. If you do this 8 hours out of the day that would be 40 minutes of productivity. Here are a few suggestions on how you can use that 5 minutes:

  • Respond to an email
  • Respond to a text message
  • Go through clutter on your kitchen countertop
  • Go through your mail
  • Pick up items that are in a room where they don’t belong
  • Clean out your medicine cabinet
  • Clean out your make up
  • Select 5-10 items to donate to charity

This list could go on and on. I hope you’ll take the time to see what you can accomplish in just 5 minutes.

Question: How can taking just a few minutes each day help you tackle your to-do list or cluttered areas in your home?

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2 Comments

  1. Great idea, Jennifer! Tomorrow, I’m going to do that by setting my timer for 55 minutes, and when it goes off, I’ll set it for five, to see how I can “redeem the time”, even that amount that seems insignificant.

    1. That’s a great idea, Ann! I have found I’ve managed to accomplish more than I thought possible if I commit to even just 5 minutes of work.

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