Don’t know about you guys out there, but I don’t have much more than 5 minutes to improve my life these days, particularly with the 8 billion end-of-school things going on. GOOD NEWS! That’s all it takes…5 minutes (or less in most cases)!
I came across this article on eHow — 23 Things You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less That Can Change Your Life — that provided random advice covering everything from improving your mood and changing your mindset to keeping yourself safe and improving your relationships. Some of these tips are too easy not to try. Check it out! My favorites from the post include:
The Occasional Lunch Note: Have a kid? Write a note for them and throw it in their lunch. Takes about 30 seconds and it changes their day. (My mom would do this for me…it works. I remember those notes to this day.)
Remind Yourself with Your Phone: When parking in a huge lot where there are a billion cars and multiple levels, take a cell photo of the nearest identifying section sign that tells you where you are. (Better than using your car alarm to lead the way.)
Getting the Truth: This one’s simple, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t know it — or remember it. When you ask someone an important question and only get a partial answer in return, just politely and calmly wait in silence. The rest of your answer will follow, 9 times out of 10. (A good approach with the kids and significant other.)
Give Yourself One Daily Absurd Task: Example: Jump up and down on your non-dominant leg 25 times. Snap your fingers for a minute. Anything simple that requires mental focus. You won’t know it, but by doing so, you’re building will-power for bigger tasks (like weight loss, stopping smoking, etc). (Snapping my fingers as we speak.)
I would love to hear your advice for improving your daily lives!