Time management as a topic can not be exhausted,
neither can it go into extinction? This is because every activity of man require time.
A songwriter said in Nigerian local parlance “time na money” meaning time is valuable and it is commensurate with monetary value. This is very true. A lot of persons, especially those with so many engagements usually wish for extra time to be added to the twenty-four (24) hours a day. Unfortunately, none of us can give or get that. It is not about having additional time to the 24 hours but making the most of the time you have. It is about enjoying yourself and never allowing life’s small minutes’ slip by.
Craig Jarrow published on timemanagementninja.com as well as Alex Cavoulacos President & Founder of The Muse on the list of things you could successfully achieve in just 5 minutes. I hope you find them interesting.
- Return a phone call.
- Read a few pages of a book. (On your phone or iPad.)
- Tell someone how much you appreciate them.
- Listen to someone tell you a story. (And just be there.)
- Write in your journal. It doesn’t have to belong. A few notes here and there add up quickly.
- Pay someone a compliment. (Your friend, spouse, parents, yourself)
- Do a favour for someone. (Even a stranger)
- Affirm your goals. (Make sure they are written down)
- Listen to a motivational song.
- Check your to-do list. (What do you need to do and how?)
- Text someone just to say you love or miss them.
- Do a quick task. (Or even a couple.)
- Delegate an item that you have been holding up.
- Slow down and catch your breath.
- . Send a thank-you note to someone whose work you appreciated in the last few weeks.
- Enjoy where you are… you will never be in that exact moment again.
As for me, I’ll choose 3, 5, 9, 16 that is; write in my journal, affirm my goals, listen to a motivational song and enjoy where I am.
Rather than looking for additional time to be added to the 24 hours, seize the day as it comes and uses every time judiciously as time waits for no one.
So what can you do within 5 minutes?