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20 Things You Can Accomplish in 10 Minutes

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by Megan Smith-Poulton (subscribe)
Making the world better since 1998.
Published December 28th 2012
In total there are 1440 minutes a day.

I realized today while cooking my morning breakfast just how long each one is, It felt as if a decade had past but in reality it was a mere three minutes.

I became curious and simply wondered of the many things we could all accomplish with a mere 10 minutes of our precious day. A new Idea could have flourished, A satisfying meal could of been cooked, time with our families were possible. The list is limitless.

We spend hours at our faced-paced lives working and when given the spectacular 10minutes for ourselves we feel as though we have accomplished nothing, simply going to bed and wishing to be more productive the next day.

This happens to me frequently after a long day and I'm sure I'm not the only one. This is why below I have created a list of my personal things we can accomplish in 10 minutes.

20 things we can accomplish in 10 minutes:

1. Learn a new skill

It does not matter if your goal is to learn Spanish or write with your left hand, in 10 minutes each day your goal can be accomplished within a month

2. Take a soothing shower

There's nothing better than a soothing shower to relax our bodies after a long days work.

3. Converse someone

Socialize with work mates, your mother or partner. Or you can try listening to someone without distracting or interrupting

4. Write a letter to your future self.

Writing a letter to your future
is a great way to revise and set goals.

5. Clean your car.

6. Go out and take some photos.

You don't have to be a professional to enjoy some happy snaps taken by the one and only you.

7. Take a beauty break

If your a woman you'll understand that 10 minutes filing your nails or painting your toes goes a long way to feeling confident about yourself and being better prepared for the day.

8. Meditate

Meditating can be a calm and relaxing and an excellent way to relive stress and enjoy some silence. If you really enjoy it you can even book a meditation retreat.

9. burn 300 calories

by doing 10 minute CrossFit workouts you can actually burn more than 300 calories.

10. Dance

I find that simply turning on some head banging music and jumping around my home is an amazingly enjoyable way to relieve stress although I'd never let anyone catch me..

11. Read a chapter of a book

12. Get an unpleasant task out of the way.

Personally nothing feels better than having nothing in my way or weighing my brain down before going to bed. Doing those nasty chores first provides more time for yourself and you'll feel great after!

13. Write your own list of goals.

14. Spend time with your kids.

Taking 10 minutes a day from your computer or work and spending it with kids will increase a lifetime bond and reduces chances of health issues in children.

15. Take a walk around the block

15. Organize something

Plans such as events, dinners or simply paperwork. Anything Goes.

16. Admire a sunset

17. Learn something new about your partner

18. Cook a simple meal

19. Brew a cuppa tea

savor the tea and enjoy it.

20. Take a nap

There are thousands of things you can do with just 10 minutes each day. Write your own list and share your ideas with me, I'd love to try them.
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Your Comment
Turn on your computer with a cuppa and read weekend notes....
although after clicking on links it may well go beyond the 10 minutes, but so what, I enjoy it.
by samir (score: 2|126) 2986 days ago
Ps did you mean "chance the world" or change the world?
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|6006) 2978 days ago
In ten minute you can read a great article like this and leave a comment.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|6006) 2978 days ago
Good ideas! :)
by Sally Writes (score: 2|539) 2984 days ago
Great article! It really shows how some goals can easily be achieved by dedicating 10 mins a day :)
by Rayna (score: 2|204) 2985 days ago
With 2 kids I don't get 10 spare minutes but do try to incorporate fun into our day. We do the crazy dance thing lots but not infront of anyone else
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 2986 days ago
nice article....going to adopt some of your recommendations ;)
by Joy (score: 3|1928) 2986 days ago
Good thinking!
by fifi. (score: 1|12) 2986 days ago
Pull some weeds from the garden, plant a seedling, sand the edge of the door that keeps sticking and has been driving everybody mad for the past year, start a diary, start a "holiday " file, and perhaps a bit cheeky, but 10 minutes a day to brush up on the principles of spelling and grammar.
by Karemeu (score: 1|34) 2978 days ago
I love this article and perfect for all those people who say they have "no spare time". I am using my 10 minutes a day to re organise my filing cabinet. After that is done I will use it to keep on top of emails. As another reader pointed out, it may go beyond the 10 minutes - so much the better to achieve new things!
by jillr1 (score: 1|48) 2976 days ago
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