If you are caring for young children, you know that your time is not your own. Many days you don’t have five minutes to yourself. You try to unload the dishwasher and someone needs you. You come back later to the job half done and it’s frustrating.
Instead of getting frustrated, settle for doing things in small chunks of time as you can. If you feel like you’re not accomplishing much, think of your days in small chunks of time and attempt life that way. The small chunks certainly can add up and you’ll find you are not as frustrated and are much more productive.
Something is better than nothing.
What can be done in two minutes? Here are a few ideas.
- Glance down at your Bible on the counter for a word of encouragement or instruction.
- Write out a verse on a card for your fridge.
- Text a friend, “I’m thinking of you.”
- Rotate the laundry.
- Write a thank you.
- Water the plants.
- Make a bed.
- Clean a toilet.
- Wipe down a counter or Windex an appliance.
- Wash a glass door that is full of hand prints.
- Braid your daughter’s hair.
- Pull out meat from the freezer for dinner.
- Straighten the pillows on a couch and fold a blanket artfully.
- Sweep the porch or deck.
- Check the mail.
- Tidy up the shoes by the door.
What are some other ways you find to be productive with little snatches of time?