What can you accomplish in 5 minutes?

Have you ever been stuck in line for what seemed like an eternity? Whether you have to wait 5 minutes or 5 hours, you can use the time to the fullest by getting something done.

 

What can you accomplish in 5 minutes to 15 minutes?

*Clean out some email from your inbox

*Clean out or update your task list

*Create your to do list for the next day

*Create your to do list for the upcoming week

*Create a meal plan for the next three days

*Look up recipes for your meal plan

*Compile your grocery list

*Research a topic

*Map out your goals for the upcoming month

*Read a few pages in a book or article

*Meditate

*Clear out storage on your device (unneeded photos, videos, docs, downloads)

*Jot down ideas for your next vacation

*Plan your weekend getaway

*Plan your staycation

*Arrange your next date night

*Draft an email or text you’ve been meaning to write

*Proofread a waiting draft

*Have a meaningful conversation with a friend or loved one who’s in line with you

*Have a silly conversation with a friend or loved one who’s in line with you

*Play memory or brain games

*Rehearse for an upcoming difficult conversation

*Rehearse for an upcoming speech or toast

*Think happy thoughts

*Reflect on everything that has gone well that day or week

*Jot down notes for that book you always talk about writing

 

Or check social media again.

Then complain about how you never have enough time.

 

What can you accomplish in 5 minutes?

Whatever you want to.

About Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO®

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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