There are only so many minutes in a day.
1,440 of them to be exact.
And sometimes we waste a lot of them.
And then we wonder what happened to our day.
While something is cooking,
we could use that time cleaning off counters,
loading the dishes in the dishwasher,
doing a quick vac on the floor,
putting things away into the fridge and cupboards,
wiping down the appliances and cleaning the inside of the microwave oven,
or taking the trash out of the bin and putting it by the front door then replacing the liner,
While we are on the phone,
we could be organizing our purses,
walking in place,
drinking a couple of glasses of water,
or filing our nails.
While waiting in a doctor’s office,
we could be
deleting photos on our phones,
writing a grocery list,
looking up a good recipe for dinner,
or reading one of our magazines.
While waiting at the airport we could be,
taking a power walk,
listening to a podcast,
learning a new language on our phone app,
or looking up fun things to do at our destination.
While waiting for the light to turn green,
we could be memorizing a verse,
writing down a random thought that you don’t want to forget,
dusting the dashboard,
or doing neck, shoulder, and exercises.
During commercials on tv,
we could be
polishing our nails,
flossing our teeth,
doing stretching exercises or foam rolling,
writing a to-do list for the next day,
reviewing our calendar,
cleaning off a horizontal surface,
folding clothes and putting them away,
starting a load of laundry,
organizing the computer desktop,
ordering a needed item on Amazon,
cleaning up the email inbox,
paying a bill,
or reading and sorting mail.
These are just a few ideas.
I am sure you can think of more.
Just be aware of those wasted minutes in your day and make an effort to use them in more productive ways.
You may find your house looking a lot less cluttered.
You may also have more time for fun and relaxation at the end of each day.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
What do you like to do while waiting or doing something else?