What can you do with five minutes of free time? You can write a little bit. Do some editing. Do a bit of exercising. Think of ideas for parties, stories, or whatever. You can brush your teeth, or hair. You can make a bed. I’m just trying to make a point that time is what you make of it. I wrote this paragraph within five minutes. It’s not hard as long as you just decide that, since you have five minutes, you should put it good use. You might even be able to read a news article or short story. I am talking about flash fiction there. You can read a blog post like mine in five minutes. I have been known to get up and pace for five minutes. It adds to my activity level and is ultimately healthy for me. Five minutes is nothing. Five minutes is more than it took to bring down the Hindenburg. The point is that if you try, you can do a lot in five minutes. Measure you live in what you did, not how much time it took. Time is artificial. It’s not something animals worry about. Humans just give themselves health issues worrying about time. in the end, time is nothing.
Five minutes doesn’t seem very long. It depends on what you do with those five minutes. You can use it to write a note, a letter, an email, or even text someone. It’s not that long. You can listen to your favorite song, most are under five minutes long. You can do so much.
You can pick up a room in five minutes, by that I mean pick up things and put them away. I can write two hundred sixteen words in five minutes. It depends on what is important to you. You can do some exercising, although I’m told that you need to do ten minutes of exercising straight to be effective. I don’t know about that. I’m no expert. I do know that five minutes can be long or short depending on how you are spending them.
We are given a set amount of minutes on this earth and we must spend those minutes carefully. It’s important to separate what’s important from what isn’t. That’s easier to say than to do, I know, but we should try.
I use five minutes to free write and get ideas out. I also use five minutes to sit and recharge on busy days. Meditation is a good way to spend five minutes. You just sit and relax. Don’t think of anything. Spend five minutes getting to know your body. You might learn things that surprise you.
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