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When you find yourself with 15 minutes or less to spare during your busy day, how do you use them? Homeschool parents stay pretty busy so it might be hard to find time to squeeze in those little extras you need to do. How do homeschool parents kill 15 minutes or less? Here are 10 Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less
After accompanying kids learning and finishing my regular personal learning time, there is often a few time for me too good waste. Do you anxiously wait for those few minutes to pass so you can move on to the next task of the day? Do you feel like you’re wasting time waiting for those minutes to pass?
Perhaps you don’t really think about them at all. After all, it’s just 15 minutes out of your whole day. What could you possibly do in that length of time? Actually, a lot!
Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less
Here are 10 useful things you can do in 15 minutes or less:
Stretch or do a few exercises
Stretching your muscles will make them more flexible and any amount of exercise, even 15 minutes a day is better than none at all. You will be recharged a bit to continue the next awaiting work.
Clean your phone log
I am very sure that everyone makes piles of useless and unused data in your phone and inbox. Scheduling a special time to clean up your phone and email data sounds rare for a homeschooling mom to do. Use this time to clean out your phone by deleting your call log, old text messages and emails. These things add up quickly and cleaning out your phone will help improve its performance.
Write a Journal
Record the highlights of your day in a journal. It’s something you can look back on in the future to see how things have changed in your life or to share with your kids when you get older. When you add things day to day, you will never know that you can make a book of your life.
Declutter and organize your workstation.
Working in a clean, organized environment will make you feel better about your job. It will also relieve stress and increase productivity. I know that this activity will take over 15 minutes to do, but you can focus on one thing to do. Set a 15-minute timer and you will be surprised to find out how fast you clean.
Check out the current event
Being busy with homeschooling and homemaking, we might have missed the world outside. Use the short time to check out the current news headlines to see what’s happening in the world. It’s a great way to stay on top of current events without having to set down and watch the news on TV for an hour.
Draw, color, and play
Drawing, coloring , and doing some puzzle games are not only for kids. The trend shows that adults enjoy those activities to kill the short time. Draw, color, or work puzzle games to help sharpen your skills and relax your mind. It’s a fun and creative way to spend a few minutes of your day.
Relax Your Mind
Meditate to relax your mind and relieve daily stress. Meditation sounds old and traditional, but it’ll make the rest of your day a little brighter. Calm down yourself, listen to your surrounding while focusing your mind. A quiet place will be supportive.
Plan your next day
Make a plan for the following day so you’ll be more organized and won’t forget to take care of any important business. Things will go a lot smoother throughout the day. That is a great suggestion from many time management and business experts.
Take deep breaths
Do some deep breathing exercises to relieve your stress levels, lower your blood pressure and help you relax. It’s a simple but excellent way to help improve your overall health. Increase the oxygen in your body with this simple way.
Go for a short nature walk outside to enjoy the fresh air. Even if it’s a little chilly the brisk air will refresh your mind and body.
15 minutes may not sound like a lot of time but when you add those minutes together every day for a month, they equal approximately 450 minutes. That’s seven and a half hours for the month that you can spend doing one or more of the things above.
What are the things you can do in 15 minutes or less?
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Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.