In her book Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person Shonda Rhimes shares that one of her “yes” moments, would be that she would say “yes” every time her 3-year-old daughter asked her to play. At 3 years old, 10 minutes was all it took—even if she was in couture walking out the door to an awards ceremony. Here are a few impactful things you can get done in 10 minutes.
I don’t know about you but finding the time to clean means reserving a block of 2+ hours once a week to get it all done. However, a good portion of this cleaning time is organizing and putting things back in their place. By taking 5 or 10 minutes every day or two to put things back where they are supposed to go my home is less cluttered, more organized, and my weekly cleaning time is cut in half.
In 10 minutes you can send out a few personal emails, call your mom, or spend just a little bit more time with a loved one. Texts don’t count.
You don’t need to set aside large blocks of time for effective meditation. To help you go from crazy busy to meditation ready, utilize aromatherapy. If you are new to meditation guided recordings may be helpful.
A few other things you can get done in 10 minutes include: stretching, taking a walk, reading an article, cleaning out your wallet or purse, or slowly sipping a cup of tea