What I've learned about procrastinating is that often, I put off doing something because I think it will take too long. I've found that the opposite is usually true. It's all the little things that add up to a sense of being overwhelmed, but each individual task is often something that can be done in five minutes or less. True, I can't weed my entire garden in under five minutes, but I can weed around my five rose bushes in that time.
Following is a list of tasks, each of which can be finished in five minutes or less. When you're feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities, remind yourself that you can find five minutes here and there and tackle the things you've been putting off!
In the kitchen:
In the bedroom(s):
In the bathroom(s):
In the family room/den/living room:
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You are so right! I've discovered you can do a lot of things by a few minutes here & there, even during commercials if you're watching TV. Instead of muting the commercial & sitting there, I get up & do something instead and something is accomplished. Next commercial, same thing & on & on. Beats sitting on the old butt plus you're getting things done.
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