We All Have 15 MinutesBy
That’s simply not true.
I actually don’t know many people who happen to have hours and hours free just for the purpose of organizing or pottering around.
The thing is, you have to make time.
One of the ways you make time is by using up all the little bits of time throughout your day.
Even if you think you have no time, I guarantee there are bits here and there.
These slivers of time are little gifts.
If you start looking out for those treasured moments, you’ll realize you can get a lot more done.
I remember when my twin babies were just newborns (you mothers will know how crazy that time is) I thought I’d never have time to myself again.
I was used to having hours to organize my home, plan menus, work on projects like writing and so on.
It was hard for me to adjust at first and I found myself wondering if I’d ever accomplish anything again in my life, besides caring for the babies.
Then I realized that I had 5 minutes here, another 10 minutes there and so on.
I could read one article in a magazine in those 5 minutes and maybe even churn out a blog post in a 10-minute stretch if I knew exactly what I wanted to write about.
All that time adds up if you’re ready to take advantage of it.
It’s the same with organizing.
You may not have an hour to organize your filing but if you find 15 minutes a day for 4 days, you do have that hour.
A change of perspective = many opportunities in life
You can always organize something in 15 minutes.
Here are a few quick ideas:
- Enter a batch of business cards in Outlook
- Organise photos for your blog posts for the week
- Declutter a pile of paper
- Tidy your desk
- Pay a few bills
See? There are 15-minute slivers of time all around us if only we’ll just look for them.
Make a list of 10 or more quick organizing projects you can do in 15 minutes and get started today.
Are you an all or nothing person? Do you tend to look for the big chunk of time versus the little bits?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia Francois is a time management coach and speaker who inspires busy women to break out of overwhelm, make the most of their time and take purposeful and focussed action so they have the time and freedom to live life to the full. Visit http://