Think fast! What was the last thing that you created in under 15 minutes? If you’re weighed down with a busy working life, it can feel like the free time you do have is slowly dwindling away, despite your best efforts to make the most out of every second. It’s time to take back control. You don’t need to have a lot of time to get the important things done and in many cases, 15 minutes is all that it takes to be really productive. Didn’t think that you have enough time to get anything done after work? These quick activities are about to prove you wrong.
- Donate Your Clothes
Decluttering your home is a great way to make the most out of your space and create a stress-free living space and when it comes to built up stuff, clothes are one of the worst offenders. If you’re battling an ever growing wardrobe, you might think that you need an entire afternoon to dedicate to the task but in fact, you can get a large part of the work done in very little time at all. Take a sweep of your wardrobe and find three or more items that you haven’t worn in the last year. Set the pieces aside in a bag to donate at a later date. Doing this task every evening for a week or two can help you to effectively minimize your wardrobe and give a little something back. When your time is up, send you bag off and sit back to marvel at your work!
- Clear Out Your Wallet
When was the last time that you took a really good look into your wallet? When you’re trying to get your finances under control, it is your purse that should be a top priority and making sure it is clean and tidy can seriously help out in the long run. Taking 15 minutes to clear out any old receipts, reorganize your change and order your credit cards takes practically no effort and in no time at all, you can be back in control of your finances.
- Update Your Resume
Resumes are tricky things. So important to our lives, the documents only really come under scrutiny when we’re applying for a new job, or looking to make a clean break. Leaving your resume or LinkedIn account to linger for years only makes your job more complicated when it comes time to search for pastures new. To make your life easier, try updating your resume for 15 minutes every month. Adding in and taking away information will help to keep it as up to date as possible meaning that when you do want to move jobs, half of the work will already have been done for you.
- Floss Your Teeth
Good dental care starts from the inside out and while brushing might be an important part of your routine, you could be overlooking an essential step. Flossing your teeth can help to eliminate any bacteria that might have built up in hard to reach places and by doing so regularly, you can seriously reduce your risk of developing problems later on. When you next have a few spare minutes, take to the bathroom and start to floss. You don’t know the difference that it will make.
- Plan Your Meals
Want to become a healthier, happier you? It’s time to pay attention to the kinds of foods you’re putting in your body. Sticking to a busy working schedule and healthy eating regime takes a little bit of balancing and when you have a few spare minutes, it’s a good idea to dedicate them towards what you’re going to be eating for the week. Taking a little extra time to plan your meals can save you a lot of stress later on and will make healthy shopping a walk in the park!
- Unsubscribe Yourself
If getting distracted is starting to interfere with your work, it’s time to declutter your inbox. Unsubscribing from any emails that aren’t directly related to your work or personal life can save you a great time of time when it comes to checking your inbox in the morning. You can try tackling the problem yourself or enlisting the services of apps like unroll.me to do all of the heavy lifting for you.