5 things to do in 5 spare minutes

5 things to do in 5 spare minutes
5 things to do in 5 spare minutes

We all lose productivity each day because “we only have five minutes before that conference starts.” And during five minutes here and there might not seem like much, they certainly add up over weeks and months. Just think about it: If you regained just five minutes of productive time every day, that would amount to 21 hours a year you’d get back. Hello, long weekend—I think I’ll just take Friday off! 5 things to do in 5 spare minutes

5 things to do in 5 spare minutes

5 things to do in 5 spare minutes
5 things to do in 5 spare minutes

 Next time you have five minutes to spare, here are 5 things you can do, no matter what your preferences:

  • Read the comic section of the newspaper – Whereas other segments of the newspaper might require more than five minutes, reading the comic section will certainly take five minutes or even less. There is no better way to start your day with a little smile that spreads on your face on learning about the shenanigans of the ‘Family Circus’ or ‘Denis the Menaces’ new tricks. Before work, no one actually has much time to spare so you could read this section of the newspaper even on the bus, on your way to work.
  • Call up an old friend or family member to show him or her you still care – It’s no new case that everyone in today’s age wants to get ahead in their life and climb the ladder of success. Though one thing is for sure, success is important but it means nothing when you have no one to share your moments of fame with. It won’t take you more than five short minutes to call up your family and friend and say a simple hello. Even something as small as this could really quietly communicate to the family or friend you call that you care for them. 5 things to do in 5 spare minutes
  • Have a silent conversation with yourself – We talk to others, we ask for people’s advice, we make trivial small talks every day. It is easy to neglect to pay attention to your own feelings and ideas. Next time you have spare 5 minutes, ask yourself what mood you are in, is anything troubling you, or just ‘discuss’ a productive idea! 5 things to do in 5 spare minutes
  • Watering the plants – Rather than spending a lot of money hiring a gardener you can do watering your plants or even your garden in a matter of five minutes. This appears a great way to de-stress yourself after a tiring day at the office. Ask anybody who is very interested in gardening and he or she will tell you that there are some unexplainable pleasure and calm which comes from being at one with nature. Once you give it a try it will grow into a hobby for you rather than a duty. 5 things to do in 5 spare minutes
  • A few short and easy exercises – It is no secret that exercising is remarkably good. Though most people think subscribing to a gym is too costly as well as time-consuming. But what they do not know is that mild exercises can be done from the convenience of your own home without taking up much of your time at all. The simple exercises could be some pushups, a little yoga as well as some sit ups. These five minutes used could really help you a great deal without you even recognizing it. 5 things to do in 5 spare minutes

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Nandini Singh is from Delhi and holds a graduate degree in Mass Communication from Delhi University and Post-Graduation in Political Science from IGNOU. She is working as a Freelance Content Writer. Nandini joined Jiyo Pal Pal since this web portal covers her area of interest. Though, she have already written a myriad of articles revolving around educational, e-commerce, motivational, religious sites, but Jiyo Pal Pal attracted her a lot since it believes in pampering creativity and innovative ideas. Being a Content Writer, she will keep you serving something unique and enthralling regarding various topics such as Life Style, Festival, and Temple Darshan etc. She is feeling grateful to be a part of Jiyo Pal Pal family.

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