I hope you are healthy and safe. And if your life has been disrupted to the extent of confinement only, then like most of us, you may have some downtime during these times.
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And if you are feeling bored or overwhelmed, then as an extension to my previous discussion – Avoid these mistakes, I have some suggestions to make the most of some idle time. On the flip side, if you feel that you have no time, then you’ll be surprised what 5 minutes can do for you.
Five minutes could feel like an eternity if you are anxiously expecting the occurrence of an event, Five minutes, on the other hand, could escape our conscious awareness if we just let time go by. Five minutes may seem very insignificant, but it can be life-altering if it is harnessed well.
What can you do with 5 good minutes?
For a change, set aside the smart side of your phone and make use of it to have a 5-minute conversation – one on one.
5 minutes of stretching could get you to feel energized
5 minutes of walking inside your house could refresh you
5 minutes push-up is a great workout
5 minutes weight can start toning your body
5 minutes skipping could be good for your heart
5 minutes meditation could leave you calm and focussed
5 minutes of reading could inform you of new ideas or thoughts
5 minutes of trying a new skill could get you started building a new one
5 minutes of writing can produce a page
5 minutes listening to a positive and productive podcast could set your mood for the day
5 minutes of de-cluttering your space (closet, workspace, laundry, etc.) could bring sanity and order in our life
5 minutes of food prep could save your time later
You don’t need more time – just a little focused action.
Getting into a 5-minute routine has less friction, and once you get into it, then it could snowball into powerful habits that could change your life.
Like a drop in the ocean.
Thank you for sharing some of your precious time with me each week. Leave a comment if you liked it.
Stay safe, stay hopeful.
Until next week.