The feelings of accomplishment and productivity simply make me giddy. I have great satisfaction when I can scratch something off my list (ok, one of my lists). But often, when I only have 10 minutes before I have to leave the house or start something, I am my most unproductive self. I just putz around waiting. How about you?
Here are 10 Tasks for Times When You Only Have 10 Minutes:
1. Go through your contacts in your cell phone. Delete those you no longer need. Fix any that didn’t transfer correctly from your last phone or need to be merged.
2. Go through your inbox and delete, delete, delete (or move to other folders). Mine are out of control! 10 minutes here and there will be a great start. I just read this post from Power of Moms about organizing your inbox. Great ideas to try.
3. Check your inbox for newsletters, store notifications or other solicitations from which you can unsubscribe.
4. Clean a toilet or two.
5. Add family and friends’ birthdays to your digital calendar. Make a point to send a text, email or call them on their special day.
6. Move fast and clutter clean two rooms.
7. Attend to the kitchen sink. Load or unload your dishwasher. Knock off a couple hand-wash only items. Sanitize the sink.
8. Throw in a load of laundry. Meanwhile wipe down your laundry room sink.
9. Memorize a Scripture verse. There is great blessing in this! I’m currently working in James.
10. Make a couple batches of spice mix. Here is my favorite spice rub recipe. It is great on pork medallions, in turkey burgers or just about anything else. I usually make 3 batches at a time and love having it on hand. Combine the spices in a small jar or resealable bag. It will keep for up to 3 months. (I use one batch for 2.5 pounds of ground turkey.)
Pepper & Herb Rub (adapted from Light Cooking)
3/4 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 teaspoon paprika
What are your quick hit tasks?
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