110 Things You Can Do In Five Minutes

Usually five minutes flies by unnoticed. But if we think about it, how many times a day or a week do

we stand at the coffee pot or microwave, or zone out in front of the television for five or even 30

minutes just wasting time and potential? There are hundreds of things we can do instead that will make

us feel great or that start to reign in all of the little things that need to be done. Here’s a starter list of

110 things that can be done, or at least begun, in just five minutes:

1. Read one or two articles in a magazine or online

2. Sort your sock drawer, tossing ones with holes and setting aside the singles

3. Delete junk emails, spam, or anything else that’s overflowing your inbox

4. Search for a list of in-season produce for your area online

5. Delete bookmarks you no longer want from your internet browser

6. Take out the garbage and recycling before they overflow

7. Have a snack without the guilt

8. Review your calendar for the week

9. Floss your teeth really well

10. Apply sunscreen if you’re going outside

11. Delete things from your Netflix (or other) account

12. Answer some emails, see how many you can get done

13. Color in an adult coloring book

14. Check your online bank balance for problems

15. Look at YouTube for a meditation or deep breathing video

16. Write a list of things you want to change about a specific room

17. Put a random word into Google search bar and click “I’m Feeling Lucky”

18. Buy movie tickets online

19. Give your pet(s) extra attention

20. Make a list of things that bring you joy so you can try to bring them into your life more often

21. Listen to a favorite song or two

22. Write a love note

23. Memorize an important phone number

24. Paint your fingernails or toenails, or try a new makeup trick

25. Clean out the bathroom cupboard of things you never use

26. Text an old friend or your kids

27. Make a list of things that annoy you and brainstorm solutions

28. Sort emails into folders, only keeping ones you need

29. Clean the mirrors around your house

30. Test your pens and markers for any that are out of ink

31. Sew a button back on something

32. Chop veggies for later, or plan your next big meal

33. Toss out old stuff from the refrigerator

34. Make a meal plan for next week

35. Photoshop pictures just for fun

36. Check your dreaded voicemail

37. Paint your dog’s toenails (okay, you might need extra time here)

38. Search for a new recipe

39. Write a journal entry

40. Sort your linen closet

41. Read a few pages in a book or on your kindle

42. Sort your pile of mail

43. Start a crossword puzzle or Sudoku

44. Rewrite your to-do list

45. Tidy one drawer

46. Dust around your television

47. Stand outside and do nothing but breathe

48. Clip your dog’s toenails

49. Learn how to make something with origami

50. Delete apps you never use

51. Research the benefits of laughing

52. Write a card or note to someone

53. Make a list of five things you’re grateful for

54. Clean the coffee carafe

55. Wash the inside of your car windows

56. Make your bed

57. Write a list of goals for a short time-period like a week or a month

58. Then write a bucket list or revise the one you have

59. Go through pics on your phone

60. Start a new “donate” box or fill up the one you have

61. Dust something you hate dusting

62. Try drawing something

63. Snuggle with a family member

64. Text someone to say you love or miss them

65. Do nothing but enjoy a cup of tea or coffee

66. Walk around the block

67. Write a thank you note

68. Send a fun picture to a friend

69. Play rock-paper- scissors with your kid

70. Clean out your wallet

71. Make a to-do list for your kids or partner

72. Buy a loved one a book online

73. Walk around the perimeter of your home

74. Play a game like Words With Friends online

75. Clean the garbage out of your car

76. Research the benefits of turmeric

77. Eat a bowl of cereal any time of the day except morning

78. Make plans with a friend

79. Start your Christmas list early

80. Make a silly meme from one of your photos online

81. Clean up your computer’s desktop

82. Look for holiday decorations on eBay

83. Light some incense or a scented candle and watch it burn

84. Clean out your medicine chest

85. Close your eyes for five minutes, we dare you!

86. Sing. Loudly.

87. Unsubscribe from unwanted emails

88. Sort your scarves, belts, and/or other accessories

89. Listen to a TED Talk

90. Buy someone a fun pair of socks online

91. Make that medical appointment you’ve been putting off

92. Do some random stretches

93. Pamper your feet with a soak and lotion

94. Pick up or clean out the coffee area or cabinet in your kitchen

95. Organize your writing utensils

96. Flip or turn your mattress

97. Tell someone how much you appreciate them

98. Pay a bill online

99. Make a new playlist of songs

100. Begin to learn Tai Chi with YouTube

101. Write out where you want to “be” in a year and then five years

102. Pet your neighbor’s wandering cat

103. Peruse your bookshelf and put some in the donation pile

104. Sweep one room you’ve been avoiding

105. Clean out your purse, backpack, or briefcase

106. Drink as much water as you can in five minutes

107. Clean out your junk drawer

108. Start planning a mini vacation

109. Randomly select a new word from the dictionary and commit it to memory

110. Walk up and down all of the stairs, see if you can keep it up for five minutes

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