Find Time to Expand Your Possibilities With the 5-Minute Solution!

Posted on April 24, 2012, under Time and Energy, Time Choices.

Finding time when time is short can be a challenge, but don’t give up.  You’d be amazed at what you can accomplish in small bits of time.

In fact, as we discussed last week, the 5-Minute Solution is a practical and effective way to step out of procrastination and give yourself a path toward productivity.  And the really good news?  It only takes 5-minutes!

In response to that post last week, a number of readers contacted me with uses for that 5-minute span, so I thought I’d share a few, and expand the list (and the possibilities) with a 5-minute brainstorming session – right here, right now!  So, here goes:

  • Chunk down my tasks into smaller pieces (this was from a reader);
  • Go for a brief walk – gets my ideas flowing again (also from a reader);
  • Straighten up my desk;
  • Send a friend an e-mail;
  • Post on my Facebook page;
  • Meditate (another idea shared by a reader);
  • Do some stretches;
  • Empty the dish drainer;
  • Clean out my in-box;
  • Pay a bill;
  • Journal;
  • Do some jumping jacks;
  • Doodle;
  • Take a quick shower;
  • Start a shopping list;
  • Surf the web;
  • Write a quick note to a friend or colleague (to be mailed);
  • Spend 5 minutes just starting somewhere on a writing project;
  • etc.

Does this list spark any ideas for you? Notice how there are really two categories of activities here – and both can be very helpful.

On the one hand, something like chunking your tasks or just starting to write is directly task oriented and aimed at getting you unstuck by getting you started.

On the other hand, something like meditating or doing jumping jacks will help get you started, too – but by stepping away and doing something very different.

What works best for you?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.  Just take 5-minutes and jot me a note!  ;>)

And are you interested in learning more about the Heart-Based Time Management™ Path?  Here’s one way that you can transform and deepen your relationship to time in the Heart-Based Way … I invite you to explore Secrets of Heart-Based Time Management™ – my chapter in the book I co-authored – Stepping Stones to Success!  In it I share my proven system for exploring and harnessing the power of your mind, your body and your spirit to help you deepen your experience of time and of your life.

As you work with the ideas I offer, you’ll explore your patterns, clarify your values, identify and prioritize your goals … and create your path for achieving them.  You can give yourself the gift of this wonderful resource today, and get started on your journey toward success, Stepping Stone by Stepping Stone …just click this link to get the details!

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