I was struck this morning by the power of what you can accomplish in just five minutes.
Granted, it came to me when I stopped to make my bed before leaving the bedroom, but that doesn't lessen the impact you could have.
In my life, five minutes might be spent on emptying the dishwasher, starting a load of clothes, watering plants, or sweeping the floor. It could also be signing an e-file release and faxing it to the CPA, or paying bills, or typing a waiver.
I believe that we build on the simple five minute chores to create a platform that lets us get to the more important things. I've said before that I do well when my house is tidy and the desk is organized. When those things seem overwhelming, if I break it down into five minute chores, I can whittle away at that burden and get through it.
I can't think of anything that couldn't be solved or resolved if you didn't break it down into simpler steps. So what if you tackle the easy ones first, the chore still gets done.
So, today, I'm going to be looking for five minute chores, and watch to see if I accomplish more.
What can YOU accomplish in five minutes?